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Top 4 Rumors About the Galaxy S4

Steven Blum

If you're anything like me, you're already thinking about what the Galaxy S4 is going to be like. Will it really come with a flexible display? How will it destroy the iPhone 5? I know it's quite early to be speculating about the device, but I can't help digging around the internetz looking for clues about Samsung's next flagship. Here are the most widely-cited rumors I found: 

It'll Have a Flexible, 5" Display

If rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy S4 will be the first Samsung device to utilize a flexible OLED display. That doesn't mean the phone itself will be flexible, but it could be that the display slightly curves. OLED displays are also supposed to be thinner, which could mean the next Galaxy flagship will be ultra slim in the hand.

The Processor Will be Really, Really Fast

On September 19th, Android Authority spotted a mysterious device in a test posted to "Power Board." The device – called the TE4 – featured a Cortex A15 processor, clocking in at 1.7 GHz, along with a Mali-T604 GPU. Sure this might not be the Galaxy S4, but what other phone would Samsung pack with such advanced technology? If it is so, it'll be signficantly faster than the current model.

It'll Have a 13MP Camera

Another mysterious Samsung device showed up online that appears to have a 13MP camera, capable of taking images with 4208 x 3120 pixel resolution. We don't know for sure if this is the Galaxy S4, but it seems likely.

It'll be Coming in March

Of this we can be almost certain, as Samsung tends to release their Galaxy flagship devices after Mobile World Congress. The date has been backed up by a report by Korea Times

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  • Atlas Oct 9, 2012 Link

    Wow, that's fast. I wonder if it will still have a wow effect, because the iphone 5 certainly didn't have it for many. The s3 has it all already; it's ultra fast, has enough RAM, the camera is sufficient for a mobile phone, enough RAM, good battery and it's got a nice design. In my opinion, they can also release a phone that's a bit more than the current s3 but nothing revolutionary. Even wireless charging won't be something that's makes it worth it.

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    DaBartonator Oct 10, 2012 Link

    I would think they would make another device for a flexible display? If the display sucks or people don't like it then the once highly regarded galaxie s series will be no more

  • Patrick R. Oct 10, 2012 Link

    @Atlas I agree. But we never know what is up Samsung's sleeve. I felt the same over the galaxy S. Then the S2 and Note came along. Granted, the S2 was an incrememtal upgrade but the Note was an entirely different animal. When the S3 came along, I was impressed but I wanted to see the note 2 first. I think the S4 would continue this trend in Samsung development. As Dvoraak has always pointed out here, Samsung is the only Android OEM with any measure od sucess because they bring something to the table besides Android.

    Take a look at Sense and Touchwiz. Sense may he prettier but TW functionality blows anything and everything out of the water. The Galaxy S and S2 were solid android phones but the Note, S3 and Note 2 set the bar for both Android AND everyone else. Samsung development has everything to do with that. From the app development mindset they had with the S and S2 (their features and innovations were appcentric and considered as bloat) they started messing with basic android functionality, tweaked core android features and introduced their own starting with the Note. That is why I have seen a couple of hardcore apple fanboys - 3 of my friends, suddenly sporting S3s. HTC, motorolla and Sony et al better learn from this otherwise they better move to windows. Android is and will continue to be the Samsung show if this trend continues.

  • gerald vivan Oct 15, 2012 Link

    samsung galaxy s4
    - Exynos 5450 2.0 Ghz (28nm)
    - Mali T658
    - LPDDR3 3GB Ram
    - eMMC Pro Classe 1500
    - 16 mp 1080p camera
    - 5" display ClorOled (358 ppi)
    - battery 3200 mAh
    Lte/Lte advanced

  • CJ Brown Oct 17, 2012 Link

    Are we ready for a 4th Samsung Galaxy so soon, or will these specs mentioned above be implemented into a new Samsung Nexus Tablet? (& will it be running Jelly Bean, or newer Software?) ...

  • Troll Nor Oct 20, 2012 Link

    A flexible screen isn't intersting,but a folding one woud certainly be