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

0. phoneArena 28 Dec 2012, 07:42 posted on

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…

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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, 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, 08:27 12

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; 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, 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, 14:32 5

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


what? Please just troll elsewhere

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, 10:44

45. jimjam (Posts: 305; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


which is just a smaller note 10.1?

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 09:41 4

29. sniper1087 (Posts: 526; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


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

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:41 2

43. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the note IS a glorified gs3...just more capable...

isnt it obvious?

i will buy a note 3 if it stays under 7" though

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:32 3

40. ebubekir26 (Posts: 329; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


yeah , if the Galaxy S line will have an S-pen ,, then what's the point of the Galaxy Note line ?? i hope Samsung will think before releasing the Galaxy S IV

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:43 7

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


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

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:44

46. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Those can be done on tablets.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:25 3

71. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see more excuses than I do legitimate counterclaims.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:56 11

49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; 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, 10:57 4

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; 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, 11:02

52. mxb545 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


Now im all for huge phones, I own a note 2, and I will be buying the largest 1080 p display that has an external battery (so most likely the note 3) next year.

That said one of the biggest advantages samsung has right now is they have the all comers phone in the s3 and the specialty note 2. If the rumors are true the s3 will end up like a mini note 2. IMO alot of people agree that 4.7 is the largest an average phone can be before you enter "phablet size"

Im sure everyone knows here that opinion on the note 2 is sharply divided on weather its to big or not. Right now though, thats not a problem, if the note 2 is too big you just buy an s3. This might become a problem when the note 2 is 6.3 inches and the smaller phone is a 5 inchs which is pretty much a "phablet"

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 11:23 3

56. lyndon420 (Posts: 4777; 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, 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, 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, 12:22

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


If the GS IV is equipped with a 5 inch display, unless they biff the design, the footprint of the IV will be only slightly larger than the III. We are only talking about 2/10ths inch increase in diagonal measurement.

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, 13:21 6

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; 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, 13:23 4

69. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; 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, 13:24 2

70. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They're tablets, not phones.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:56 3

72. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Some people are just barking around saying that Note 2 is an over sized Galaxy S, they either need a new life or need to understand technology.

I really feel pity on them why because they comment like this in frustration and they know they can't get these features, functionality and devices from their fruit shops...!!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 14:21 6

75. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; 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, 14:26 7

76. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; 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, 18:27 3

94. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


typical troll response. xD

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 15:27 1

78. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


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

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