Samsung Galaxy S IV to keep the home button, touchless gesture navigation mentioned again
A bit more light was thrown today on Samsung's eventual design decisions with the Galaxy S IV. It seems that a physical home button, which is the signature of the Galaxy series, will be kept for this year's edition as well. There were reports last year that Samsung had an internal battle whether to ditch or keep the physical button, and the key's lobby within the company prevailed with the argument that people like it better.
The S Pen-laden Galaxy S IV rumor, however, won't be materializing, say the Korean publication's sources, which makes sense, considering there's the Note family with larger screen sizes to take care of the stylus functionality, and an eventual S IV with an S Pen would take away from their target market.
The insiders mentioned that the speculated touchless gesture functionality will indeed be coming with Samsung's flagship in April, and that's what might have gotten folks assuming that an alternative input method means S Pen stylus, rather than the sensitive screen tech rumored to allow UI navigation without touching the display that is expected.
All the rest in the source reiterates what we've heard so far, like a 4.99" AMOLED Full HD screen, and there might be different chipsets for different versions, judging from some leaked benchmarks.