Only 10 days remain before the launch of Samsung’s next flagship phone, and we’re here to give you everything you need or may want to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Specs, benchmarks and images already leaked. To top it all off, the company just released a teaser for the event.
Design & Display
Sadly, the device is expected to pack a polycarbonate body, not deviating away from Samsung’s material signature. If that is so, then HTC and Sony might have the edge over Samsung on this 2013 Android war. Based on the leaked images and cases, the next Galaxy will feature a more rectangular form factor, similar to the S2.
All the usual stuff will surely come with the Galaxy S4, and that includes the 1080p full HD display (be it the mysterious SoLux or Super AMOLED).
CPU & Benchmark
We had several ideas fighting over the past weeks. Rumors indicated that the next Galaxy will drop Exynos for Snapdragon, but moments ago, it is found that this might be true to the US variants only. Antutu Benchmark scores of the phone leaked and it gave us a more detailed view of the hardware specifications (see listing below).
It comes with the Exynos 5 Octa CPU, which on benchmarks seem to overpower the Optimus G by quite an amount at 24,894. Of course, it still needs to prove itself against the Snapdragon 600 line.
Samsung will continue fighting the megapixel war with a 13MP camera sensor, while other companies such as HTC try to differ with their 4MP UltraPixel camera. The previous Galaxy S models were good shooters of their time, and we’re expecting this one to be good as well. It will include some features similar to Photosphere, since it will be running Android 4.2.
It’s launching this March 14 in New York. There is no word on the availability, but we’re sure it will come before summer ends. Last year we had the launching on May 3 (which was stylized as 5/3 – similar to S3) and launching came a few moments afterward. Samsung is going a little fast-paced this year, so expect it for April or soon.
Samsung Galaxy S4 expected specs:
4.99-inch full HD display @ 1080×1920 pixels, 441ppi
Exynos 5410 Octa @ 1.8GHz 4+4 CPU
PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
16GB, 32GB internal storage
(no word on micro SD support)
GPS w/ A-GPS
13MP rear camera
2.1MP front-facing camera
Last year, we had the Galaxy S3 teased with their invite (blue and white designs), which led us to thinking: what if this year it’s the same thing? Here’s one last render from us, combining everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Editor’s Note: We were invited by Samsung to fly to New York to attend the global launch on March 14. Stay tuned as we bring you live updates here next week. – Yuga