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Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in April with S Pen functionality?

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Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in April with S Pen functionality?
Here is a juicy rumor fresh out of Korea - the Samsung Galaxy S IV might be the first handset in the series to launch with an S Pen and the accompanying functionality as Samsung is allegedly looking to unite its Note series with the flagship Galaxy S IV. This would be a huge change for Samsung and interestingly enough is allegedly confirmed by a quote from a Samsung official.

Moreover, Korean sources agree that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will launch in April.

Along the way, we are hearing more confirmations that the S IV will indeed come with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, something that almost seems like a fact right now judging by what the competition is bringing.

Additionally, whispers are that the new Samsung Android flagship will run on Jelly Bean and be powered by a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip manufactured using 28nm high-K metal gate technology. It is also possible that it will use ARM big.LITTLE architecture with an energy-efficient A7 processor for basic tasks paired with A15 for more intense loads.

Other details about the upcoming Galaxy S IV are a 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera and slightly thicker, 9.2mm body, a development that would make it very Note-like. How does this all seem to you, do you think that a slightly thicker S Pen-equipped S IV is a good idea or not?

source: Enuri

Thanks, Brian!

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posted on 28 Dec 2012, 07:45 71

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No. S Pen should be a Note only feature. If the Galaxy S line were to get an S Pen, that would take some of the glory off of the Note line, and just make it a bigger Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 07:59 11

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


True, and no need for rumor on JB thing, it's granted.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 09:14 15

21. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Will be better if rumored to have Lime Pie

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 09:41 4

29. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


That wont happen until google announces it which they will probably do at IO

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:27 12

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Note is just a bigger Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:35 16

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


... With an S Pen that grants extra functionality.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:43 7

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That doesn't stop it from being an oversized Galaxy S phone.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:56 11

49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


in a regard yes, it is an oversized Galaxy S device however it is not JUST an oversized Galaxy S. that's what he was trying to convey.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:21 6

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Besides a few phablet features I don't see how it isn't just an oversized Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 14:21 6

75. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you just contradicted yourself. the Phablet features and tight integration with the S-Pen separate it from being an oversized Galaxy S. without them it would be a larger, higher end Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 15:27 1

78. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I didn't contradict myself. Even with them the Note is still a larger higher end Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:45 6

90. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You said the Note was JUST an over-sized Galaxy S. Now, you are saying it's a large Galaxy S, but with special features dedicated to that kind of device. It's those special features that separate it from the Galaxy S line and make more appealing to consumers.

You contradicted yourself.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 18:21 1

92. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the key word you're forgetting here is "just".

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 11:59 11

60. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


If the Note is an oversized Galaxy the iPad is an extremely oversized iPod touch?

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:23 4

69. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Do your research first before you comment. You know the iPad has more features than the Touch. Can the Touch get a cellular connection through 3G and Lte?

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 14:26 7

76. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh you mean an optional feature separates the two? is that what you're saying? your trolling has been more weaksauce than usual lately...

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 15:29 1

79. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What I am saying is that they aren't entirely the same. The iPad is a tablet, which can use many tablet apps that the iPod can't use. The only weaksauce here is the responses.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 18:25 4

93. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that doesn't disprove CanYouSeeTheLight's comparison being equivalent to the one you made to the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note. there's apps the Note can use that the S can't because of it's Phablet cclassification so yeah, all weaksauce.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:55

84. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Sorry, bad analogy. What you say is completely correct, but that's the problem, you are correct, and he is wrong, so the analogy doesn't work.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 12:33 5

65. ajc76 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Then the iPad and iPad mini are both over sized iPhones using your same logic, correct...?

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:24 2

70. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They're tablets, not phones.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:47 14

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't forget the larger screen. You can do more productive things on a larger screen. Sammy has an ad out about that concept. Have you not seen it? PA even has an article about Sammy's ad.

Net-net, Note II is a bit more than 'just' a bigger GS III.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:44

46. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Those can be done on tablets.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:57 4

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


a Phablet is a viable alternative to those who don't want to carry both a phone and a tablet.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 11:23 3

56. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Absolutely right, but there is nothing that states only tablets can use an s-pen or any kind of stylus. Options are always a good thing regardless...that's the beauty of Android.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 12:18 3

62. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Except you are carrying both a tablet and a phone. The Note II gives you both functions in one package.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:25 3

71. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see more excuses than I do legitimate counterclaims.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 14:32 5

77. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


what? Please just troll elsewhere

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 15:31

80. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The truth isn't trolling.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 18:27 3

94. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


typical troll response. xD

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