HTC may be planning to unveil its new flagship phone this week, but many Android lovers are already shoving the expected HTC One out of the way in anticipation that the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 could only be a month away and therefore leaks are happening on an almost daily basis, with the latest supposedly revealing the specs of the flagship device.
Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone is set for a major screen upgrade that would make it the most high-definition mobile on the market, if leaks are to be believed.
Some of the rumored specs from Sammobile for the Galaxy S4 include an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T678 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, 2-megapixel front facing camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
In a separate report, a couple of images have popped up on Picasa claiming that they were taken on a Samsung GT-I9505, thought to be the international version of the Galaxy S4.
A report in Technorati claims that production will begin in March for an expected April release date – roughly a year since Samsung released the SIII, its current state of the art phone.
The Verge has now confirmed with sources familiar with Samsung’s plans that March 14th is “definitely” the day that the Korean giant plans on revealing one or more new devices, one of which is presumed to be the Galaxy S IV.
The expected release of the Galaxy S IV comes as Samsung are locked in a global battle for smartphone supremacy with arch-rival Apple, maker of the iPhone, writes the Daily Mail.
But that’s not all. There’s also a separate rumor that the GS4 will be followed by a “Mini” version in May. At this rate the Galaxy lineup may soon have more stars than the Milky Way.
A few months from now, the two companies are believed to unleash new handsets that are geared for the wider mass-market audience. Apple will rollout the iPhone Mini by June or July, analysts said, while Samsung will intro the Galaxy S4 Mini on May.
Already, the two firms are engaged in a long-drawn war of attrition, painfully waiting which one will first implode. With the Mini battle brewing, witnessing which one will emerge as victorious or the vanquished promises a major spectacle, reports the International Business Times.
Last week Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared to suggest that a less expensive version of their covetable but pricey gadgets might be in the pipeline.
“We are making moves to make things more affordable,”he said at the Goldman Sachs technology and internet conference in San Francisco.
It appears that Apple is scampering to adjust and work with the prevalent market dynamics but such in not the case with Samsung. The S4 Mini is a familiar territory for the Asian tech giant owing to its years of experience in pushing out the mid-range and low-end Galaxy smartphones.