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More rumored specs about the Samsung Galaxy S IV emerge

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:27

13MP camera, quad-core processor, and a stunning display set the stage for a great successor to the Galaxy S III...

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:35 1

37. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

No, that would be Siri. Really overhyped, doesn't work nearly as advertised, and is a silly idea anyway.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:17

66. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Typical android sheep bringing Siri into the conversation when nobody brought it up. Go away bro.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:53

102. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)

Is that shame I picked up in your comment? Oh my lord, an iWhore feels ashamed. Guess what, this post is primarily for Android lovers, not you iWhores, so if anyone should go away, it is your ultra expensive iWhore butt.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:49

101. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)

First of all, we all know that MP's aren't everything anymore. other aspects of the camera hardware end up being more important once the MP's are good. Lets say, however, that this 13MP shooter has the rest of its hardware relatively perfect for its MP count. That means that its pictures should be astonishingly better than the current gens 8MP shooters. As MP's increase, so does the required quality of the rest of a cameras hardware. MP's without good hardware, and likewise, Good hardware without MP's will soon reach a cap in the level of quality in can provide without a MP bump. Assuming that this rumor holds any truth, and this 13MP shooter has the right hardware for the MP count, I'm seriously looking forward to this device.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:27 1

49. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

Go buy yourself an 808 pureview. With 360x640 screen resolution, 184 ppi,single core and a sluggish OS. Then take a 41mp picture of your self naked with your d**k highlighted and post it on a billboard.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:48 11

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

SGS3 will still be better than the iPhone 6 lol

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:55

103. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)

Or 5S. Probably 5S, not 6. Either way, it will be better than the 2 next iPhones, with absolutely no doubt.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:53 7

10. baldilocks (Posts: 829; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Now if they could just get their build quality in line with their internal specs...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:54 2

11. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Can you say Power! I love that phrase Max! nice reporting.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:08

14. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

the phone in every geek's wet dream.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:18 3

17. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

And iPhone 6 will have an extra row of icons. Ha ha ha! :p

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:22 1

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Quad core 2Ghz A15 and Octa core Mali 658 GPU in a phone now ?
Come on guys, that would mean more power than your average desktop.
Let's be real, this kind of specs are possible in a phone only with 14nm manufacturing process.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:23 1

19. schinnak (Posts: 102; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I dont mind the polycarbonate plastic thingy as long as it gives a metallic look. Good thing is that its light, stronger than plastic and same color inside out so that scratches dont stand out. So, I think its still better than metal.

Just that sammy need to improve the color schemes, texture and come up with some innovative design to make the phone stand out and give it a premium feel.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:34 1

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Put in a 3000+ mAh removable battery and DAAAAAAAMN!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:45 1

24. sadiqhashim (unregistered)

I am begging Sammy from the bottom of my heart, please don't use cheap plastic again on this one.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:52

26. JusMePnut (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

That jus sounds too good to be true. I'll stuck with Nexus for now...
(Keeping fingers crossed tho)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:20 3

32. kamen (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

OK, I use Android, but... isn't 5 inches too big; even my 4.3 is on the limit of bulkiness? And I doubt a 13 Megas sensor in a thin boy (read "no optics") will be something to wow about. Really, I also don't get the quad core - surely even half core can run calling and SMS, and 2 is more than enough for games.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:35

91. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

and thats why most of the quad-core chipsets have a fifth power saving core, runiing at a lower clock speed for such tasks
the whole of the smartphone is powered up only when, say, you play a graphic intensive game or such

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:22

34. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

i just bought my S III on August :s

When this monster appear, nobody will want to know the S III :(

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 14:40

73. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Bollocks. I bought the S3 in September. Remember that this is Android! As long as the hardware is capable - you can get the latest bells and whistles via custom mods years after the end of the official support cycle.

Love your device as I love mine. Besides TBH, 5" is way too big of a screen for me to use anyway.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:52 2

38. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

5 inch display? All the other specs are awesome, but 5 inches, too large for my pockets, an only slightly smaller than my tablet :-\

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:20

44. fistigons (Posts: 354; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Earlier rumors said it would have the same footprint as the s3 but with a larger display. If they took away the bezel I'm sure that's a possibility.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:41

64. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

That would be cool, though no bezzel creates poreblems of its own... lets just see how this plays out...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:05

104. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)

first of all, while I get that a lot of people are in a slight panic over the 4.99" screen size, it is very possible that Samsung will trim down a lot of the excess stuff. And, also believe it or not, a device with this size display could technically be made smaller than the S3, and just slightly bigger than the S2. I would know, because I've designed a device with a 4.95" display. The device, as a whole, is almost identical in size to the S2. Now, based on the fact that the rumored display for the S4 is just 0.04" larger than the display on my device, that means, taking into account the almost guaranteed area for physical buttons, that this device could be just a little wider than the S2, and closer in height to the S3. While I can almost guarantee that it isn't likely that Samsung would trim this much off of the device, it would be extremely easy for them to make it the exact same size as the S3. So stop worrying.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:30

45. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You are so unimaginative!
Fact is a 5 inch screen can fit in even smaller frame than the current s3.
Upcoming Sony phone will have 5 inch screen and be half a centimeter shorter than the Galaxy s3

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 04:55 1

39. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

It will be a nice phone but something better will come out soon after. I've always said these phone companies will not build the ultimate phone cause sales would come to a stop. But the s4 is a beast! And I'm sure will come with android 5.0. If only HTC would have taken notes the DNA could have been almost just as good.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:43 1

46. sthashilan07 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

a 5 inch display :-O i thnk its too much for a smart phone..better it should be called as tablet >.< but can't wait to see wat it will be like, ,may be my nxt phone

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:10

105. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)

5" is too small to be a [functional] tablet. besides, as I posted on the previous page, it is technically possible for Samsung, if they really wanted to, to design this device with its large screen in a size that is almost identical to that of the S2.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:14 1

48. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I think it depends on your preference. Screen size is what it is. I loved my old note because you didn't have to turn the phone sideways to read websites or to text comments on this site. On my s3 I have found more often that I use the screen rotation and it bugs the s**t out of me if I forget to turn it off. I love the bigger screens. I hope the s4 comes with a 5.3" than for "Me" it would be the perfect device. Until it gave me brain cancer with all that high tech s**t in it. Cant be good holding that thing an inch from your brain! Lol.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:28

50. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

''The Samsung Galaxy S III is an outstanding handset, still showing great sales, and is a fully capable device by just about any measure'' - PA, this is your opinioin. PLEASE, mark it somewhere, because people can really be mislead. GS3 is a very good device, but for sure not about any measure.

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