Samsung Galaxy S IV release date set for April 2013, may feature an "unbreakable" screen

Samsung Galaxy S IV release date set for April 2013, may feature an "unbreakable" screen
Yeah, that's what we want to see - more rumors and info about the Galaxy S IV! What's undoubtedly the most successful series of Android models will surely return next year for another record-breaking launch.

The thing is that this latest rumor suggests that Samsung will be looking to release the Galaxy S IV in April 2013 - a month earlier than the Galaxy S III, which was launched in May this year. The sources do not bother to explain why they think so, but on the other hand, they let us know that Samsung might have a secret weapon in the works for the GS IV. It seems that the so-called Project J (codename for the GS IV) may come with a new type of screen, which is being referred to as "unbreakable". We have absolutely no idea how this "breakthrough" unbreakable screen has been achieved, but if this really turns out to be true, then it will be one great selling point for the Galaxy S IV.

In addition, the sources confirm our expectations of a larger and higher-resolution screen, possibly one with pixel density of 441 ppi - a big upgrade compared to the Galaxy S III's 306 ppi. If the GS IV indeed has a 441 ppi screen, then it's safe to say that it will probably feature a 5" display with 1080p resolution - same as the recently launched HTC DROID DNA for Verizon Wireless.

With such an amazing screen, if Samsung has really managed to make it unbreakable, we have no other option but to get super-excited about this eventual April release of the Galaxy S IV!

source: Reuters

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105. SomikSharma

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Great news! Lets hope these rumored specs comes true. Eager to use it. technozmania.blogspot

103. itsius1

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'd like to know if sammy's SIV will be following the latest trend alongside HTC DROID DNA method, superrior on allsides but sacrficing the option of ans expansion slot and a removable battery, hearing it is a rumored ubreakable phone... Plus a worldphone with a micro simcard? Didn't help motorola and the HTC X line with that method, it worked for apple, but why it didnt work for android line?

102. jameshoe unregistered

unbreakable screen? like couldn't broken by Lumia 920

100. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Don't get too excited rememeber how overhyped the GSIII became? I still turned out to be a fantastic phone, but I mean compared to our expectations it was really disappointing

99. tmoney83

Posts: 37; Member since: May 08, 2009

Man I hate this cell phone stuff lol. upgrade is on jan 10 so i was thinking note 2 but should i wait for S4 or what

98. mihaidenis

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

They'll use polycarbonate glass. This is a flexible and,theoretical unbrakeable plexiglass. But it scratch very easy. So they will put a layer on top of it to avoid this. I'm curious if the frame will be also policarbonate and unibody for strenght.

94. samthesam

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What I think many people dont realize is that a "unbreakable screen could just possibly mean the display. On my old epic 4g, I was showing my friends how strong the screen was by dropping a 5 pound plate on it. The screen didn't crack, but the display did.

92. meterman1955

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 09, 2012

this sounds like a must have, I may be tempted to switch from my iphone 4s when my contract ends in 1/2014

88. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And they wonder y Samsung so great Uh, HELLO!!!!! 1st fone with "Unbreakable Screen"!!!!

87. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

people get real. Flexible screen? the Galaxy S3 is not going to be a flexible screen

89. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're very smart. It's not.

86. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

then 3-4 months later they will launch the note 3 will copy its desing & that wont enter in your pocket and will be better than s4

84. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DROOL'S all over the GS IV. I can't wait till APRIL for a FULL 1080P HD PHONE. This wil be my next phone :)

65. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Meanwhile at Apple.....' HOW THE HELL CAN WE PATENT THIS' :P Regarding this display ..The question is .... how much will it bend before it breaks...I mean you have the board and other chips inside the device...They also cant use glass for is gotta be something else. thegadgetcode

64. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

they better get the design right this time and the camera too

63. tyger11

Posts: 300; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unbreakable screens can be used to break other screens.

62. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

forget ur iphones aka iclones copyright my this apple

57. mfdfire15

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I will stick with my Galaxy Note 2.

56. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I just got an S3 a week ago. Damn it. Please, Samsung, no hyperglaze this time.

55. g2a5b0e unregistered

The S4 will be the phoone to beat until the Note 3 comes out, but I truly hope they don't try to market this as a feature. Nothing is unbreakable. They're asking for some serious blowback if they try that.

58. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

They'll implement a flexible screen which indeed is unbreakable. But since flexible screen easily bends and scratches, they will add a protective glass on top of it. So overall it won't be unbreakable but when the glass breaks the screen underneath will remain intact.

78. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm sure you've played with many flexible screens in your time, so you know this to be fact. Give me one to torture test & I'll show you just how flimsy (pun intended) your claim is.

81. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Show me how you can break a piece of plastic film, Hulk. You can only tear it apart. But trying breaking it would make you stupid. I know a Nokia 5800 very well, btw. Handled it too many times. That thing had a plastic kinda display and it bended and scratched easily. It's unimaginable that now days they'd make the same effect on a product of S4 caliber. So a glass on top of it sounds like a safe bet to me

83. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I can't picture them adding extra glass on top of the display... Kind of takes away the point of being flexible. Can't wait to see what the S4 will look like.

91. g2a5b0e unregistered

Right, because tearing it apart & breaking it aren't the same thing.

54. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

don't worry SS i can break it for you.....

51. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I love my gs3 but I hope this company isn't starting to be like apple with all of these next Gen phones being one after another. The thing that I love though is that I'm not waiting for features with this one. I already have them.

101. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I think the way Samsung and Apple differ is that Apple gives a incremental update quickly while Samsung actually gives substantial updates quickly

50. Mr.Singh

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

i think size of the GS3 is enough large & perfect. So please dont upgrade size of the GS4. Im waiting for GS4, not Note4. It will be difficult to handle xtra large phone in some cases, like: driving, feels uncomfortable while in pocket, very difficult to use phone with one hand. So plz dont enlarge body size than GS3, coz its already perfect size for humans ;)

49. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I want to the next phone made from flubber....make the SGS4 the same size as the Note and make the Note a 6 inch phablet. Even better, how about an adjustable size phone.....

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