Top 5 New Rumors About the Galaxy S4
We've already written a rumor round-up for the Galaxy S4 but, as you know, things change rather quickly in the tech industry and as new rumors have come to light, we feel we should update you with a new list. Here's everything we know about the Galaxy S4 right now!
We're now sure that Samsung is going to wait until after the Mobile World Congress to release the Galaxy S4. Instead, we should see a mega-event on March 15th and the official release in mid-April for Europe, May-June for the U.S.
We're expecting a 5-inch model with a much thinner bezel, a small home button at the bottom and a plastic casing (this is Samsung, after all). It won't fit into a small pocket perfectly, but the bezel will be reduced enough so that it doesn't feel massive.
Whether the display is 5 inches or 4.8 inches, we're definitely going to be seeing an HD display. Word on the street is that Samsung is preparing a 1080p display that'll feature a hexagonal and diamond-shaped subpixel arrangement in order to maintain a pixel density of 440ppi. The display may also be slightly bent around the sides, making the Galaxy S4 the first commercially-available phone with a "flexible" display.
The Galaxy S4 is all but confirmed to be housing an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. We saw benchmarks on Antutu for a mysterious device widely believed to be the Galaxy S4 which suggest the chip may be capable of speeds up to 1.8GHz.
The Galaxy S4 is believed to have a 13MP camera. It's also possible that Samsung will use Sony's sensor for the camera. In any case, we'll also probably see a new suite of photo features, including burst modes and different settings for different environments.
Battery / Memory
Given Samsung's history with their Galaxy line of premium phones, we think the Galaxy S4's battery will get a bump up to 2,600 mAh. 2GB of RAM and expandable memory are also expected.
Here, there's no surprise: we're sure the latest Android version – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – will be running on the S4. SamMobile wrote that Samsung also may premiere a new updating service that pushes updates to the phone faster than before.
There are still many question marks surrounding the release of this phone, but the rumors, leaked photos and processor speed tests keep on leaking out. We'll probably know tons more even seven days from now. We'll keep you posted, every step of the way.