Samsung sends out press invites for March 14: can you say Galaxy S IV?
And if you were yet unsure whether the Galaxy S IV will indeed by the star of Samsung’s March show, take a look at the writing “Ready 4 The Show” with the 4 a hint that obviously confirms it will be the new Android Galaxy S flagship.
This will be ‘Episode 1’ of Samsung’s Unpacked events for 2013, and those usually are held for high-profile devices like the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series.
So far, rumors for the Galaxy S IV say the device will come with a 4.99 inch SoLux display (not AMOLED) with a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip and 2GB of RAM. There will be 16GB/32GB and 64GB models and a 13MP rear camera.
36. abdane (Posts: 475; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
i hope GSIV won't be there, so samsung will take time to fix exynos octa and put it on GSIV, i'd rather w8 and get octa than early with 600 :/
38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You do know the Snapdragon 600 is no slouch when it comes to processing power right? I would rather see the Exynos 5 octa as well, but I'm fine with the 600.
49. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
it's good to be live stream, but i'm afraid they are going to introduce the S4 mini , the 4.3 incher instead and wait till they fix the heating problem on their exynos octa , then release the big daddy. Now , where i'm coming with this fear ??? if you guys look up there it said : Samsung Unpacked 2013 (Episode 1) , that mean there is (episode 2), the question is which episode to which Galaxy ????
50. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
about the SoLux display i found this comparison hope it help :
26. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Guys, J.K Shin said that
"We focused on the real values for users than the spec competition this time."
So lets not expect too much about its specs :(
44. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
i am so happy its happening...i just cant wait!
2. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)
Heard rumors Sammy in buying nokia for shutting it down. Pleas can you write more about it phone arena??
3. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
I hope there's some innovations in addition to pumping processors speed . fingers crossed :|
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well looks like this is happening.
i just got goosebumps. o:
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Isn't this a bit too soon? Anyways, let's see what this beast can do against xperia z and the one
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
How is it too soon? It's been 10 months since the GS3 came out, this is normal.
7. ravigill (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
performance wise galaxy s4 and htc one will be winner as compared to xperia z....but i like xperia z
8. tech2 (Posts: 2031; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Please let it be Snapdragon 800 or Exynos Octa.
I am happy to hear about the new LCD they've decided to go with though.
39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'm a fan of Super AMOLED to the point where I don't think I can go back to LCD. Snapdragon 800 isn't due until the second half of the year btw.
43. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
I second that, can't do LCD no way!, OLED is the future.
10. MartianMe (unregistered)
Relax boys and girls and don't get too exited cuz the phone won't be all that anyways....this year samsung won't be the top dog of the android phones, it doesn't have any of the specs that we like on a samsung high end phone...No AMOLED,no octa, same silly plastic design.....so disappointed.
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 (slight, SLIGHT chance of Exynos 5 Octa, if they fixed the overheating issues)
2-3 GB of RAM
1080p 5" S-AMOLED HD (non-Pentile) or SoLux
Android 4.2 out of the box with new and improved Touchwiz (maybe announced with 4.1 and 4.2 update shortly after launch)
2,500 mAh battery at the least
Matte polycarbonate with metal accents; maybe even Sammy will go with a unibody design for the first time in... Ever.
Can't wait. I'm interested to see SoLux displays, I've never heard of those before. Anyone kind enough to give me some information on them?
16. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Me too, I've never heard of a SoLux display before, I wonder what it could be..
33. uvaman (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)
SoLux displays have improved viewing angles, outdoor visibility, and color accuracy, compared to regular LCDs. HTC calls the display on the One Super LCD 3, so I am not sure if it’s a different tech or just a rebranding.
SoLux is the only lighting technology in the world able to replicate daylight and render products' colors the way they naturally appear -- images are sharper while colors are brighter and truer when viewed under natural daylight or SoLux. So i think that is backlight or something..
34. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
So samsung is now moving to lcd and ditching amoled?
35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Oh, so it's the lights they usually use at museums?
30. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I bet it will have 2gb of ram. Come and find me after it announced
31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm iffy about it. I expect 2 GB of RAM, but 3 GB is a possibility.
13. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
the leaked boot screen who made the rumor of the not-Amoled for galaxy s4 contains wrong text logo..
the g in Samsung must be on top of the X in GALAXY not on the A :D
that was fake if im not mistaken
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You could very well be right. There might be a chance that Samsung just shifted the text over on the new boot screen, but I'll guess we'll see on the 14th.
22. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
samsung cant :::D the leak showcases weird positioning of the text.. and the font is different.. and its something to be called a logo or any means of trademark thing, so changing it isnt wise..
14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
samsung really made a great team on keeping the design still a secret for s4. i remember, last year, tons of demo video of the upcoming s3.
17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
What is a SoLux display and how it is in saturation, color balance and power consumption?
20. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I wonder what funny new commercials will Samsung make to ridicule iFans this time. :)
23. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
SoLux...Super oled Ultra pixel screen...as they say here in china...has denser pixels that most 1080 its twice.....then i woke up....
27. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
confirm denser than SLCD and IPS....great viewing angle and more accurate colors than AmOled or SLCD....http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.31.p53XoB&id=22660144499
24. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
This is Prime-Time in the Big Apple.
Do not disappoint, Samsung!
29. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
37. nasznjoka (Posts: 339; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
I think much of the leaks are not real cuz if you wanna win the fans' hearts give them the unexpected
40. abd.champ (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)
at last .... S4 wait is now going to end ... :)
41. nasznjoka (Posts: 339; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Il like the fact that nothing about this phone is clearly known to us
45. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
phonearena just creating hype........nothing innovating in s4'.......exynos had issue.....and new octacore also have issue.........ram and octacore doesnot matter in innovation..its just specification
46. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
nothing new design in s4......they know without creating hype they cannot sell........,they are just forcing consumer to by phone every year....becoz no future support......one year old mobile is out dated in present.....in everyway.....,harware and software.....apple support every phone and windows support every previous phone
47. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
android one year flagship model outdated in present in everyway........think they are forcing consumer to buy phone every year
48. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
all you dorks, and no mention of pi day. what a disappointment.
51. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
so excited. will sell my S3 as soon it comes to the US
52. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
the only fact that'll mke me buy the s4 is if it packs the snapdragon 800 or the exynos octa with 2.0 GHZ+
53. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
When can we pre-order? My note 2 on the market from 14 march
54. keyeon (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Hope gs4 wil not have a plastic body... Time to switch from apple to android..
55. mohitmk21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
this galaxy have numeric 4 rather than Roman IV
56. mohitmk21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
this galaxy might have numeric 4 rather than Roman IV