Samsung Galaxy S IV codenamed Altius J, to start shipping in April with 2600mAh battery
The puzzle pieces are starting to fall in together, folks - hot on the heels of JK Shin saying that the Galaxy S IV is not going to be announced during MWC next month, and reports that it might be launched at a US-based Unpacked event, now comes a rumor about an actual retail date, and it is mid-April.
Week 16 of the year says the latest leak, to be precise, and that is right smack in the middle of the spring time - blossoming flowers, nature returning to life and the like seem like a good choice for the next iteration of the Nature UX and a "made for humans" handset.
The number 4 is bad luck in Korea, so the model is referred to as GT-I9500, and S IV might be out of the question too. Galaxy S IV is what we are calling it, but the handset's internal codename is dubbed Altius (J), said the sources, which means "higher" in plain old English, and has been changed from Project J.
Moreover, we now have the rumored battery capacity, which is 2,600 mAh, and with wireless charging to boot, available via a separate dock and back cover, which tells us we won't be seeing a unibody design. The phone is likely to be available in black and white initially.
So, there you have it - a 5" Super AMOLED Full HD screen with 25% less battery consumption, hopefully a frugal Exynos 5 Octa, 13 MP camera and a 20% beefier battery compared to the S III; set to be announced the end of March for shipping in mid-April. So far, so good.