Samsung to Hold Media Event on March 14 to Unveil Galaxy S4

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After several rumors and speculations, Samsung has finally sent out invites for a media event on March 14th to unveil the next generation of its Galaxy S Android-based smartphone, Galaxy S4.

It has been widely seen as the competitor to the iPhone 5, which is currently the world’s bestselling smartphone.

Here’s what we know about Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S based on the rumor mill:

  • It has been confirmed that fourth generation Galaxy S model will be called Galaxy S4. It is internally known as the GT-I9500 and apparently also as Altius and Project J.
  • It could come with a 4.99-/5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD resolution display with 440 pixels per inch. Samsung is widely expected to drop the PenTile display technology, which has received a fair amount of criticism.
  • It could be powered by eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor that was unveiled at CES 2013 in January and an 8-core Mali-T658 GPU.
  • 13-megapixel back facing camera
  • Support for NFC
  • Support for 4G LTE networks
  • 2600 mAH battery (to get an idea, iPhone 5 comes with a 1440 mAH battery)
  • Storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • It could come with the wireless charging feature and expected to support QI wireless charging technology. Though it will most likely not come bundled with the device.
  • Android 4.2.1 or

There have been several purported images that show what the Samsung Galaxy S4 may look like, but none of them have been confirmed so far. Here’s one of them:

Galaxy-S4-Leaked

Even though these specifications are based on rumors, it would be safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will very likely blow away the iPhone 5 in terms of specifications. But the fact that Apple managed to sell more iPhone 4S units than the Galaxy S3 (and millions more iPhone 5 units) in the fourth quarter of 2012, clearly shows that Samsung needs to do a lot more than just upping the ante with superior specs to stop the iPhone juggernaut.

I believe this year is going to be lot more about iOS 7 vs Android rather than the battle of devices based on tech specs.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Sources: AndroidAuthority, The Verge, Image Credit: SamMobile

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  • loganexplosion

    Better not come out before May 29th or they risk being sued by the country of Brazil. HAHA!!

  • Kimk69

    So lets see the big innovations its gonna have. NOT!
    Wireless charging, they can keep that. 8 cores, really. What for?

    • http://www.facebook.com/thuong.ho.775 Po Wah

      You’re clearly a facking fanboi. If Apple were to have those specs in one of their iPhones you would be blown away right? Apple = god? Exactly

      • barondebxl

        He/she is retarded. A real fanboy.

    • http://twitter.com/DanielzeGreat Daniel Tadeo

      8 cores would be amazing! But, I would replace Android with the Ubuntu software (which doubles as a PC) that’s coming out pretty soon.

  • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

    that font, ugh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309916612 Rob Smithson

    ummm the new Galaxy above looks just like my old iPhone 3G

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Go ahead and throw out all the “fanboy” comments you’d like, I offer facts with my comments:

    Fact: Apple does more with fewer “cores”. Apple didn’t need 4 cores to outperform the quad core GS3 in GeekBench’s INDEPENENT tests.

    Fact: Display quality is about more than size and even PPI. It’s about color accuracy and saturation. That’s why the iPhone also outperformed the GS3 in INDEPENDENT display-quality tests.

    Opinion: Specs on the GS4 are impressive, absolutely no doubt about it. Will it “blow away” the iPhone, performance-wise? It OUGHT to, with those specs. Quadruple the amount of processing cores, a full what, 4 more inches of screen area, with 100 more PPI? It most definitely SHOULD blow the iPhone out of the water.

    Will it??? Not to the extent it should. Sammy and Android just don’t have the refinement and efficiency Apple engineers into its phone. That’s why Apple was able to build a faster iPhone with a larger screen (than previous iPhones) and STILL make it lighter, thinner, and dimensionally smaller than the 4/4S. That’s also why the next iPhone will reclaim what “crown” the GS4 may temporarily claim while it is the new “pony” in the ring, so to speak.

  • Diondon

    As long as Nova Launcher works and I don’t have to deal with Touch Wiz, I’ll bite.