Samsung Galaxy S IV to be impressive performer, but made out of plastic?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to be impressive performer, but made out of plastic?
The Samsung Galaxy S IV puzzle is getting solved each day by the rumor and today’s part is about the materials it is made of. Russian analyst Eldar Murtazin claims he has already seen the Galaxy S IV and it will feature a similar plastic build like its predecessor.

Still, Murtazin believes, the Galaxy S IV adds the necessary updates and few nice tweaks that will convince users to buy it and become Samsung’s best sold smartphone.

What’s interesting is that Murtazin also claims some of Samsung-selected press (and most likely carriers) got to see the S IV behind closed doors at MWC 2013. It’s no wonder then we are seeing so many various leaks floating around.

The Galaxy S IV has just made a sweeping appearance on AnTuTu benchmarking app, and so far is said to feature a 4.99-inch 1080p display. It will allegedly come with different hardware depending on the market, but a Qualcomm Snapdragon version is likely to come in the States. All of the versions however impress with performance.

It will also allegedly come with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter. Internal storage is 16GB or 32GB and expandable via microSD cards. Battery life is said to have remained roughly the same as on the Galaxy S III.

Finally, Murtazin reassures that the S IV has already entered mass production and is completely ready for the official unveiling on March 14th in New York.

source: Mobile-Review (translated)

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147 Comments

1. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

4.99=5 inch..people want a phone not a phablet sammy....

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

phablet is 5.5 inch with a stylus and almost all companies are going for 5 inch screen this year.

59. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Isn't 5 inches the boundary for the phablet category? Plus a Phablet doesn't necessarily need a stylus.

108. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I have stated this before when someone asked the same question: a phablet is defined as a device BETWEEN (but not including) 5 inches and 7 inches. This means a phone with a screen size anywhere between 5.1-6.9 inches is defined as a phablet (at least for right now).

117. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

How is the term phablet even relevant? The only thing that's relevant is how big people perceive the phone to be.

141. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Objection! I just stated boundary, I didn't say 5 was already a Phablet.

123. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so the OG Note was not a Phablet? :p

138. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

The OG Note was a Phablet. It had a 5.3 inch display.

27. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Once you use it.... Every other device with smaller size looks like a toy. But then thr r ppl who won't stop complaining

55. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

its just you who wants a phone with smaller screen not us.

66. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

maybe in the future you would want a 21" phone... good luck with your pocket... xD

70. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

I i want a smaller screen too! 5 inch its just too nig for comfortable use! if you are in bed/wanna use with 1 hand.. its too big! 4.5 its the biggest screen that you can use and still be comfortable!

84. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I think 4.7 inch is ideal, but 5 inch display with minimum bezel wont be a deal breaker.

91. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

What's a 'phablet sammy?'

103. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No one wants a 4" phone. U know who im talkn bout ;)

109. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The biggest phone ever is the Lumia 920 and that only has a 4.5 inch screen. Also the Xperia ZL has a 5 inch screen and it is smaller than most 2012 flagships of varying screen sizes, including the 4.8 GS3, 4.7 One X. etc. Also, the LG Optimus G measurements make it sound tiny but it actually feels huge compared to the GS3 because of the perfect blocky rectangle shape. So stop judging phone size on only one criteria. There are a lot of variables that go into it.

116. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Who wants to buy someting from samsung. Nokia has the best phones, fastest cpus and operating system

130. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Lol, as much as i love nokia and their premium devices, i dont think u should write another manufacturer off, even huawei(say who are we) deserves a chance with their latest 'soldiers'

132. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Nokia fell off after the N95. They are done, toss them in the river along with Blackberry, Windows phones and Palm

133. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

You poor soul working over their at Nokia must be pretty lonely. It's a reflection of Nokia and it's pitiful sales and Marketing share in 2012. Get off those drugs your smoking Samsung sold 213 million smartphones in 2012. 40% market share proves enough.

129. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Whats with all the thumb downs? The dude is right, just cause samsung is doing it doesnt make it good. I love the note series, but when i want a phone, it actually means i want a phone, when i want a bridge (phone+tablet) i'll get the note okay!

134. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Another lost soul. What's this world coming too.

139. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Well, get used to it. There will be tons of 5 inch Full HD Quadcore phones thrown at our faces this year.

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Samsung don't know to make a Premium Phone.. Learn it from Sony..

3. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

and nokia :D

4. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yea.. I love their Lumia series..

28. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

samsung can make use of other materials over plastic for their phones. but will mostly not do so, they will repeat their builds until they have to change and right now plastic with bits of metal is fine

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

premium phone is judged by what is inside not by its body. If sammy could make it more durable then who cares its plastic. BTW it might be polycarbonate which is the same material used by Nokia and few other manufacturers. and whats the point to have a nicely designed phone but when u turn it on you have to look at outdated specs and TFT screen ?

10. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

"premium phone is judged by what is inside not by its body" are you kidding tell me one advantage you have in galaxy s4 comparing with galaxy s3 other than display.You can play all the apps in playstore with s3 then what is the need for better processors and spending more for that.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If you can read my comment, I am not comparing S4 with S3 its with Sony and Nokia trolls. read the whole comment first before commenting

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