Samsung Galaxy S IV codenamed Altius J, to start shipping in April with 2600mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S IV codenamed Altius J, to start shipping in April with 2600mAh battery
The puzzle pieces are starting to fall in together, folks - hot on the heels of JK Shin saying that the Galaxy S IV is not going to be announced during MWC next month, and reports that it might be launched at a US-based Unpacked event, now comes a rumor about an actual retail date, and it is mid-April.

Week 16 of the year says the latest leak, to be precise, and that is right smack in the middle of the spring time - blossoming flowers, nature returning to life and the like seem like a good choice for the next iteration of the Nature UX and a "made for humans" handset.

The number 4 is bad luck in Korea, so the model is referred to as GT-I9500, and S IV might be out of the question too. Galaxy S IV is what we are calling it, but the handset's internal codename is dubbed Altius (J), said the sources, which means "higher" in plain old English, and has been changed from Project J. 

Moreover, we now have the rumored battery capacity, which is 2,600 mAh, and with wireless charging to boot, available via a separate dock and back cover, which tells us we won't be seeing a unibody design. The phone is likely to be available in black and white initially.

So, there you have it - a 5" Super AMOLED Full HD screen with 25% less battery consumption, hopefully a frugal Exynos 5 Octa, 13 MP camera and a 20% beefier battery compared to the S III; set to be announced the end of March for shipping in mid-April. So far, so good. 

source: SamMobile

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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49 Comments

1. donzere

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

What am i gonna do with all that mega pixels on my camera phone? Sammy should try and come up with a new idea cause phone camera is getting old

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"What am i gonna do with all that mega pixels on my camera phone?" But maybe other will find what to do, don't you think so? I remember when people like you was sitting with 5MP and crying the same song called "What I Will Do With 8MP, It Is Only Phone..." and today the same people are happy that they have 8MP... More MP is more advantage than disadvantage, so I don't see a reason for a cry.

24. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I agree I mean I dont use the camera much on my phone. Rarely I take a pic but its good to know that every now and then I will have that option available if you dont want to used it thats fine. Stay on the featured phone era and stop crying silly stuff

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thank you. :)

36. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

This applies to all manufacturers, but what good is a 13MP vs and 8MP camera if the average person can't see any difference between a picture taken of the same thing. The detail is just to fine for us to visually notice.

39. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...but what good is a 13MP vs and 8MP camera if the average person can't see any difference between a picture taken of the same thing." I think that even average person can notice difference of picture resolution.

38. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'd really like to be able to zoom in without loosing quality in the picture, which is why manufacturers should focus on optical zoom and not so much on megapixels. Until manufacturers start upgrading the optical zoom capabilities, all they are doing is making marginal improvements.

40. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that digital zoom is not the same as optical zoom, but I was talking exclusive about megapixels and not about any other specifitations. 8MP vs 13MP - I choose 13MP. :)

13. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

time to get off the internet, son.

20. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

i think u hav no camera phone!!!!!

28. troutsy

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Perhaps you shouldn't have clicked on the article, read it, and then posted a comment. Flagship devices get marginal improvements over their predecessors. It happens.

35. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

Agreed!!! That's why I'm waiting for the Note V before I upgrade from the Note II.

49. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

13 mp doesnt means u are forced to use 13mp, u can select to lower resolution if you want, its why 13mp is a plus. sorry for my bad english :)

2. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

If this is true, by the end of April I'll either own an S IV or an Xperia Z. Happy days.

5. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Xperia Z - design, materials, build quality, waterproof functionality... S IV - performance, display, removable battery, support...

12. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

who knows ? maybe sammy will surprise us with a cool design and good materials and build quality ? ^_^

14. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the two hasn't even been released yet

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

At least Sony Xperia Z and ZL was officially presented while Samsung Galaxy S IV specifications still only a rumor.

34. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's never stopped people before from imagining and gossiping.

31. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

How can you know that GS4 will have worse materials or build quality? About the waterproofness : you know that you can send your phone to a company ( I donĀ“t recall its name now) and they will make it as waterproof as xperia z and only for 60 bucks and I believe that this has been on xperia z to make it waterproof.

42. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I would take the Sony, hated my s3 so I sold it.

44. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Of course, I also would took Sony Xperia Z over Samsung Galaxy S III :)

19. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Or just buy Xperia Z in Feb (when it launches) and wait till S4. If the reviews are good enough. Switch to S4. Or keep rocking the awesome XPZ. That's what I'm gonna do.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Now that would be slightly disappointing. The most impressive thing about the Note 2 is battery life and at 5" @ fullHD & 4 A15-cores, to be able to deliver similar results, the S4 needs to have a minimum of 3000mAh. A small sacrifice in thickness for more usage, I thought Samsung got that last year. With that said, AMOLED display and octa-core could still make it the longest lasting 1080p phone.

9. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

3000mAh battery sounds good..but may be sammy is too much concerned keep phone slim.

15. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

1. it is still a rumor 2. s4 is rumored to use the new exynos octa which is claimed to be much more power efficient

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

My concern about the Octa is the 2nd 4 cores only saving juice in the departments responsible for minimal drainage anyway. Screen takes the most followed by LTE/GPS/Wifi radios and then processes that need all the A15 power to perform fast, and A9 can't help any of these situations. So there's a very good chance that doing your regular stuff of talking, syncing, browsing, gaming and multimedia will leave you about where you would be with regular 4-cores. What guarantees more usage time is a larger battery, so why not throw 3000mAh under the superAMOLED screen and the octa-core?

21. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...4 A7 cores should be sufficient to handle routine tasks as said...but to keep on churning 60fps for 1080p display...a very powerful GPU (Mali-678 or SGX554) and significant memory bandwidth is required...hope sammy decide to go with 4channel with ddr3 dimm @ 800mhz for total of 3200mhz...that will be really awesome :)

43. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

It's 2 processors its technically not an octa core its a multiple chip processors, completely different thing than an octacore. that would be like intel getting an i5 and then putting an i3 in the same bin as the i5 to save power when it doesn't need heavy lifting.

29. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

You got it wrong for note 2. It has normal 720p HD, not full 1080p HD. it has quad core A9, not A15. So GS4 bumps both up significantly.

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