Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in April with S Pen functionality?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in April with S Pen functionality?
Here is a juicy rumor fresh out of Korea - the Samsung Galaxy S IV might be the first handset in the series to launch with an S Pen and the accompanying functionality as Samsung is allegedly looking to unite its Note series with the flagship Galaxy S IV. This would be a huge change for Samsung and interestingly enough is allegedly confirmed by a quote from a Samsung official.

Moreover, Korean sources agree that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will launch in April.

Along the way, we are hearing more confirmations that the S IV will indeed come with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, something that almost seems like a fact right now judging by what the competition is bringing.

Additionally, whispers are that the new Samsung Android flagship will run on Jelly Bean and be powered by a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip manufactured using 28nm high-K metal gate technology. It is also possible that it will use ARM big.LITTLE architecture with an energy-efficient A7 processor for basic tasks paired with A15 for more intense loads.

Other details about the upcoming Galaxy S IV are a 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera and slightly thicker, 9.2mm body, a development that would make it very Note-like. How does this all seem to you, do you think that a slightly thicker S Pen-equipped S IV is a good idea or not?

source: Enuri

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127 Comments

130. vanessaelizebeth

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Who even brought up this rumor? If Samsung added an SPen to the Galaxy S line, what would be the point of the Note?

129. jatin8189

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

9.2mm body it's too thicker. iphone5 only 7.6mm

127. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

sorry about what i wrote how much will it be in international version

126. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

dude you don't want the pen don't use it simple

125. akshaykumar12

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

this is the best selling mobile with best affordable price in market. Battery backup is also good!! Volume is clear cut to enjoy song's. & phone design make it more comfortable to handle application'

124. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

people are gonna ru fight jump do anything for that phone it might even go like the nexus 4's incident

121. AkshayP

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

I really fail to understand how a 5 inch screen can be used as a phone. I am personally a big fan of the HTC One S. At around 4", I can comfortably hold & use it with one hand. Its got the Snapdragon S4 processor which makes it atleast 80% as fast as the GSIII. And I can get it running on the latest Android version, so I dont miss out any of the features of a smarphone. Honestly, if Samsung really intends to compete with the Iphone, I think they should sell a device that has the processing power of GSIII, and with the right form factor. GSIII Mini was a great opportunity to do this, but reading from the reviews, I think Samsung didnt get it right. And I was so pissed off with rumored GSIV screensize that I registered on this site just to make this ONE point.

118. JustTryHTC

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

All I have to say is to TRY HTC phones. At AT&T, try the One X+: Quad-core processor, extra chipset for the camera and extra chipset for Beats Audio, 4.7" screen, Jellybean OS, 64GB internal storage, Beats Audio, Best Camera on the market and awesome design. At Verizon Wireless, try the DNA: Quad-core processor, extra chipset for the camera and extra chipset for Beats Audio, 5" screen (not gigantic like Samsung...HTC does it right), Jellybean OS, Beats Audio, Same camera as One X+ and awesome design. At T-Mobile, try the One S: Dual-core processor, extra chipset for the camera and extra chipset for Beats Audio, 4.3" screen, Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Beats Audio, same camera as One X and DNA, and awesome design. At Sprint, try the EVO 4G LTE: Dual-core processor, extra chipset for the camera and extra chipset for Beats Audio, 4.7" screen, Jellybean OS, Beats Audio, same camera as One X+, DNA and One S, kickstand and awesome design. No other manufacture can compare to the sound of Beats Audio throughout the phone and through Bluetooth to your car or home stereo with no loss in quality. No other manufacture can compare HTC's camera due to video pic, continuous shooting up to 99 pictures in one minute, and ImageSense that takes the best picture every time. No Samsung device compares to HTC quality. If you want to buy a cheap/plastic toy...buy Samsung.

116. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

This is NOT TRUE! If the Galaxy S line gets S pen then there is no galaxy note. Especially if the screen is going "increase" (Idk how the screen can get any bigger without it being classified as a Note) and as for the 13 megapixel camera.. THAT WIL NOT HAPPEN! Samsung will retweak its camera to take better pictures. I think it will still be 8 megs but more enhanced. People you need to know how to make sense out of NONSENSE! (This is my opinion and if you dont like it.... CHEERS!)

115. Pinkii

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Love the GS line & I was extra excited to read the release will be around April cause I'm still stuck with the GS2 & my contact won't be up until July. I am a little disappointed with the bigger size, i just appreciate something i can easily hold in one hand, slide in my back pocket or talk on it without it looking like it's eating my head......but i guess if the features/capabilities are more amazing than the gs3, which I'm sure they will be, and is just as thin then i could overlook the size. Can't wait to see what it does & looks like.

113. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I agree w/the previous posts that Samsung should keep the Note line & the GS line separate. The Note 2 behaves in different ways than the SIII & also built totally diff. To make these two line of phones that similar you have...well, you have Apple. Keep S-Pen specific to the Note line & do something unique to GS line. Apple sells uniformity, Sammy don't take the same path...

99. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Not sure if Samsung would be making this move when the sales report for Note II comes out. It's selling like crazy compared to Note I, and why would they combine their 2 flagship devices that are both outselling any other phones in the market? two is better than one. Always.

89. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Crapppp..... stop S pen feature on small phone, save S pen room for my bigger battery..... better BATTERY please.

96. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

< 3 inch screen windows phone (4x) had stylus. Made by HTC marketed by Imate under Imate brand name called Imate jam. Best part is a Spare stylus used to come as part of package just in case one lost one.

87. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Can someone please explain how and why the note 2 is NOT just a bigger s3? I'm this close to installing the premium features and I have a capacity pen. The note 2 is just bigger, has a larger screen, a bigger battery and a better processor. All of which is possible because its BIGGER. And it comes with a integrated stylus. Please explain the difference without mentioning the larger everything. Please. Illuminate me

91. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

For you to understand how much difference between the two, you have to play with both. At first I thought their was no major difference until I played with my S3 and my wife's note 2. It just more advance, and if you plan to use it for business or school, the Note 2 will be more user friendly.

82. kareem

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Will they use full hd amoled or full hd super amoled It would be frustrating if it's amoled I dream of a phone with full hd super amoled plus screen But it seems difficult for samsung

81. TheFlamnSpatula

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

If add a S pen to the GS IV you might as well change the name to "Note mini"

67. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It would not be a bad idea to merge NOTE and S series into one common device .. easier for managing upgrades etc and let NOTE be replaced by 7 Inch TAB. Don;t mind if "S Pen" becomes a trademark of all high end Samsung devices. Then Apple lawyers could posibly be rendered jobless :D

74. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

The S-Pen isnt for everyone..and as someone who is OK with it I can say that I think looking at a general audience the S-Pen looks a little too "geeky" still for wide adoption. That being said I think they should stick with two flagships. What they need to do is get rid of the other like 80 Android phones they manufacture and stick with the two series on yearly update cycles and have them both on every carrier. S4-low/mid range/ Note3-high end. Get rid of the plastics/ get some metal, get some class..really show Apple that Samsung can be a luxury item also.

88. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They can come closer to Nokia quality Plastics if they want to. Nokia's plastic quality aren't bad. My ages old Nokia communicator is plastic but shines like metallic stuff and it still works after 6 heavy falls :)

107. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I personally wouldn't mind that; I really like the construction of the newer Nokia phones. But because we live in a world where initially everything is compared to an iphone I think they need to begin with adding something equal is quality in the opinion of the masses. Metal. Metal and high end plastic. Metal and glass and high end plastic. As long as metal is involved and they market the device as luxury and not just another android phone lost in the shuffle.

64. andydroid

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

That would be a perfect phone, I like the Spen but not size of the note.

61. android78 unregistered

Bad idea samsung, Hope they make that gs4 slimmer, edge to edge, 5 inch AMOLED display. leave the s pen for the note franchise.

59. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I love when Sammy brings new ideas to their phones and tablets, but the S-Pen was special to the Note Series.. Don't take away the originality from that device.

58. onlyoneooch

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The only thing that will bother me about this is the potential increase in price for US carriers.

55. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Bad, bad idea.

54. Arshad615

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

If Samsung is going to give s-pen then what will be difference between note series and s series........

51. wreh3

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

I like Samsung innovations and Creativity, but I think there should NOT be Samsung Galaxy IV; I think there where NOTE & NOTE II have to take over.

48. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

love the way sammy is thing using both, it be great !!

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