Samsung may announce the Galaxy S IV on March 15
The Galaxy S IV is then expected to hit most European markets by the end of April, while the Americas, Australia and Africa are said to get it sometime in May or June - a two month delay similar to what we've observed with previous Galaxy S launches.
As most of our readers surely know, the GS IV is expected to be one of the hottest Android phones of the year, due to the great popularity of the series. Unofficial sources claim that the new model will step things up with a larger, 5" 1080p display, the recently-announced Exynos 5 Octa SoC, 2GB RAM and a 13MP camera. All of this will surely be powered by the latest version of Android, which is 4.2 Jelly Bean. Of course, don't forget about Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface, which will probably also get an overhaul of its own. The first versions of this UI were pretty poor in terms of design and responsiveness, but Samsung made a big step forward with its latest iteration last year - the Nature UX, so we're looking forward to seeing what new stuff the manufacturer has come up with for 2013.
2. XperiaUser (unregistered)
January - Xperia Z,
February- HTC M7,
and what is gonna release in April :D
30. techspace (Posts: 767; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
no, the MONSTER will be released after the x phone, nexus 5,LG's flagship phone(which could be released with the nexus 5) and the iphone 5s........
12. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
ANDROID SUPER DUPER MONSTERS SMARTPHONE!!!!!!
this will absolutely come in April
*just dreaming XD
19. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Casio G'zone commando 2/ Type L is rumored to be released in April in the US
24. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
One thing to note here is that Galaxy SIV is not going to launch before Google's I/O event which itself is scheduled in May. But keep the rumors on high as we all like it.
28. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
New monster movie: Staring the Iphone 5.00...00061, GS4, M7, DNA, and Xperia Z
Droids fight to save the world from the evil iPhone 5.00.....000061(10th generation)
3. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
Phone of the year by a wide margin, WATCH!!!
6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Heck might be phone of the decade if it comes with the first unbreakable FHD AMOLED Screen, i cant imagine any thing better
2000/2010 was either The original Moto Razr or iPhone something
9. nikenturd (unregistered)
Blackberry Z10 = Dead On Arrival
10. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Still running the same old Boring Android OS!!! Go Blackberry Z10!! The new standard!!
14. nikenturd (unregistered)
Errr....there are tons of launchers and customizations available out there...Blackberry has NONE...how is that boring?
15. nikenturd (unregistered)
As much as I soooo want this phone...I had to wait for the Holiday release of the Note 3...this will make me Jealous till the holidays lol
16. jonartpop (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
I never doubt Samsung when it comes to specs on their flagship. I can't wait for the new UI, features and innovation. And I hope the battery will last much much longer than S3.
18. troutsy (Posts: 281; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen.
Samsung might announce future phones that they plan to sell some time this year!
25. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
LMAO! Baxter?! Baxter Is that you? Bark twice if your in Milwaukee! Best movie ever.
20. SuperNexus (Posts: 121; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
So the beast is coming on March 22.
I want to see this beast in Action.
21. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
I'm an Apple fan but I can not wait for this phone to hit!!!!
22. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
there are only 3 phones i want the sam s4 or the moto xphone or the new google phone im gonna wait 6-8 months...good yr for andriod again
26. Integer (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Why do they always put embarrassing cameras in android phones? If I left it at that, the first thing someone will reply with, is that this new phone will have a 13MP camera. As if microscopic pixels that are intended to collect light is somehow better than larger ones.
I understand people are dumb, and to most, more MP is better, but common, the engineers know that isn't true, why not leave it to them, and install a larger sensor with fewer pixels that's actually usable...
27. Boost (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Samsung Galaxy S IV....I = 1 and V = 5. March 15?
31. Integer (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
And I suppose the fact that there are three a's in "Samsung Galaxy" is where March comes from?
32. Integer (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Back to the camera: A Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1/3.2 sensor with an f2.6 lens. This sensor is 57.91 smaller than a Full Frame camera sensor. i.e. to have the same image quality (per pixel) as say a 5D Mk III, the resolution of this size sensor would need to be: roughly 380 KP (0.38MP)
The New Galaxy Camera has a larger sensor (1/2.3) than the S3, so this would translate to: 31.81x smaller than a Full Frame. 690KP (0.69MP)
Optimizing the s3 camera for a 1080p (2MP screen) would translate to a 2MP camera that is 1/5th the image quality of a top end 5D III (per pixel)
Optimizing the galaxy cam camera for a 1080p (2MP screen) would translate to a 2MP camera that is 1/3rd the image quality of a top end 5D III (per pixel)
Now seriously here, what would you rather have? A 1080P image that is 1/3 to 1/5th the image quality as a cropped Pro camera, or a 8MP – 13MP – 16MP image that is ~1/50th the quality that needs to be re-scaled to even view it anyway? I mean seriously…