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Samsung Galaxy S 4: what we think we know

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:21

The closer we get to the official Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling, the more hype gets accumulated around the Korean company's new flagship. And as it usually happens prior to any major announcement, the rumor mill is spinning at full speed, bringing all sorts of clues as to what the handset will have in its arsenal of features. To tell you the truth, many of the speculations we've heard so far seem quite plausible, especially since a number of them are backed up by solid evidence. Others, however, we aren't willing to trust, yet we've included them in today's Samsung Galaxy S 4 rumor round-up anyway, just to let you know what you shouldn't expect out of the upcoming handset...

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:43

11. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I'd be interested to see if the rumours that Samsung will also launch the Galaxy Altius on Thursday are true. It does look pretty nice (if the leaked pictures are real)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:43 1

12. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

i like the metallic finish around that screen, but please, make it more proportionate..\
i would like the shape be more like this

i know that was fake esp when i saw the video, its just so LAGGY that s4 wouldnt be..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:48 1

14. kvk066 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)

"IF" this is the real phone then, Sammy is certainly guaranteed for some thrashing from ne, Xperia Z. Take my word dude...remember this comment on this date and come back

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:02 1

18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

XZ price will be fastest to crash if one compares GS4/HTC/Sony ... :mark my words as this is real history of Sony high end Phones :)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:12

24. papss (unregistered)

I somehow Agee with both of you.. It's unfortunate that Sony somehow just doesn't get it right when compared to other flagships because they have a great design/build quality and pleasing UI... On the other hand if this is the s4 then that back is about as ugly as they come

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:01 7

16. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

PowerVR SXG 544 graphics for s4 and octa 5410...confirmed....that two alone blow competition away...perfect combi...power and smoothness...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:26 2

63. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

and ugly design and easily to crack the screen

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:13

67. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

power and smoothless but look cheap

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:01 1

17. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

They still haven't finalized the design which is good and I'm pretty sure its prototype is wat we have seen. For me the processor and useful features of the software is key

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:03

19. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Samsung really need to up their game when it comes to production quality! For a phone that will cost £500+ it should at the very least look classy and not like a cheap plastic toy.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:06 6

20. papss (unregistered)

First off.. That SS phone in that picture looks terrible
SS will more than likely dominate this year due to the countless lemmings that buy what their buddy buys

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:17

25. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

Nat not again please!!! if is just like the samsung s3 I will pass on this one.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:25 4

26. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

it must be trick..
s4 can't sell very vell when htc one is there with solid design and to many great spc..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:02

58. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Its not only about the design , or hardware or specs that matters . Its also about the software features and functionality and thats why the Galaxy S3 is sellling well bcuz it some software features that no other smartphone has .

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:25

27. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

even Toyota sells a lot !!!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:31

28. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Sorry if this is a dumb question but do any phones aside from the iPhone 5 use nano sims and do you think it's likely that the S4 will stick to the micro sim?

I'll be going past my local phone provider's store tomorrow so I'm going to get my sim changed from a standard to a micro. Once the S4 has been announced I'm going to make the decision to buy either the S4, the HTC One or an Xperia Z and I know the later two both use micro.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:56

34. papss (unregistered)

No the l920 uses micro SIM cards too.. You can always buy a new tray if you get yours cut down now.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:38

29. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

Check this out... black & white... and stripes once again!!!
What are the stripes we are seeing in every ad for?


posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:38 1

30. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

The 3D features on the camera could be similar to those found on Sony phones... the 3D Sweep Multi Angle is very impressive and always receives "wows"... So a feature similar would be nice to see...

I would love for Sony to bring some software features like the ones found on Samsungs new phones... and for Samsung to implement also unique features that Sony do... like CEC (for HDMI), wet tracking (waterproof xperias), touchless gestures (xperia sola), 2 finger scrolling (for list that does not have a scrolling bar)...

But choice is still here on Android...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:47 5

31. kirholstov (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Plastic...... My choice is htc one

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:54 1

32. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Truly inspiring.......zzzzzzzz.....ooops, dozed off there. I'll it has got really fast......zzzzzzz

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:56 2

33. maurellemejos (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

I think the actual device is behind the phone in #13.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:01

35. Muayyad (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

bland and has no taste.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:05 2

36. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Has it ever occurred to you that Sammy use plastic as it is a better material? I bet aluminium phones cannot take part in NFC anywhere near better than a plastic Sammy and the plastic itself allows for better width and durability...next time judge the phone by the specs in software aswell,...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:13 1

38. papss (unregistered)

Agree 100% that it doesn't have to be aluminum or glass BUT if it is going to use plastic they need better quality polycarbonate and or better paint ie not hyper glaze

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:17 3

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

PLEASE WAIT TILL THURSDAY i hate looking at false SPECS design and pics. its only 2 days away

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:19

47. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)

you are correct wait and see !!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:24

59. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

The rumors and leaks that are revealed about 5 days before launch are mostly true, but who knows.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:22

40. jeremyc (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

Regardless of whatever the specifics are, the galaxy series (well, except for the galaxy nexus) has been steadily increasing in the market and this phone will be no different. I look forward to what Samsung has to unveil on Thursday.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:26

41. etxx321 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Hint hint! It is released on 3.14! It is pi day! and the birth day of Einstein! Doesn't that mean something?

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