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Update! Samsung Galaxy S4 Recap: what we know so far

Loie Favre

So the weeks have gone by and we are all wetting our pants about the Samsung's Galaxy S4 flagship, which will be ceremoniously unveiled in New York tomorrow at 7 pm. We will be awake in Berlin at midnight to post the breaking news for our AdroidPIT fans. Trust me, our guy Andreas is there and will let us know as soon as something happens. I, for one, have enjoyed the leaks, hype and teasers.

It's almost your coming out party S4!

We've been covering this device's leaks and rumours for months. Here is a recap of the facts we think we know, as well as unconfirmed speculations:

The Hard facts

  • 5'' Full HD display 
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.8GHz Exynos Octa 5410
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2600mAh battery
  • 480ppi
  • 13MP camera 
  • Dual-SIM Functionality
  • LTE and NFC support
  • PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics processor
  • Design: moving away from blue and adopting a more traditional black and white
  • Plastic body for durability; possible curve screen
  • Kevin Packinham, Samsung's chief product officer says that is is ''an amazing phone''.

The not-so-hard facts, a.k.a, speculations

  • Different processors for US (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600) and European markets (Exynos 5 Octa).
  • Boring design as we saw in the leaked Chinese Forum pics
  • A feature-oriented device with Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Smart Stay and Smart Rotation
  • Release day for purchasing around April 14th (copying the S3, which was up for sale one month after its unpacking)

What's going on in Times Square.

Samsung has taken over Times Square in the Big Apple, days before the well-awaited Unpacking event. Dancers sporting black clothes with a big 4 were recently spotted, poppin'n'lockin' right in the middle of the square. I'm looking forward to the big blow-up performances or highlights Samsung will undoubtedly have in store.

samsung galaxy s4 unpacked crew times square
No one can escape the hype.

Like I said, all your facts and updates will be streaming from our AndroidPIT site, so make sure you stay tuned for what's going on! Soon we will find out what the secret messenger Jeremy has in his box.

[Update 12:38 14.03.2013]

New sources have revealed that the S4 will have more advanced eye-tracking (SmartPause), as well as the ''Floating Touch'', a mutual capacitance sensor to pick up physical touch, which is featured on Sony's Xperia Sola.  There was also rumours of it featuring the well-liked Swiftkey-Android keyboard, just like in the Galaxy S2.

(Titel image:Samsung, text image:Android Authority)