Rumor Roundup: Samsung Galaxy S IV
The Galaxy S IV is coming. On March 14, Samsung will lift the veil from its latest flagship smartphone at a special press event, hoping to dazzle everyone with powerful hardware and new software technology. Excited? Well, here's a quick rumor roundup of everything the Internet has leaked of Samsung's upcoming superphone.
Unfortunately, it does not too different from the Galaxy S III, which may or may not be a good thing. In fact, the phone looks like a 5" version of Galaxy S III, complete with the hate-it-or-love-it plastic casing. (We hate it)
Rumor mill says the Galaxy S IV will sport some impressive internals, such as the Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor which runs on a clock speed of 1.8Ghz. Other than the processor, you can expect 2GB of RAM, a 1080p display, 13MP camera, PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics card, and a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of storage space.
While Nokia Lumia 920 was one of the first major smartphones to bring wireless charging to households, the Samsung Galaxy S IV might just be the key to make it mass-acceptable. According to DigiTimes, the Galaxy S IV will support wireless charging, and what's more, since Samsung is part of the Wireless Power Consortium, it will use a global standard wireless charger, too. Although, admittedly, the wireless chargers will be sold separately.
It Will Watch You Watch It
The Galaxy S IV will make winking at your phone a norm. Or something like that.
Samsung doesn't shy away from experimental technology when it comes to its Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy S III has a number of such features, such as the Smart Stay which would dim or lock the device if a user is not looking at the screen. With the Galaxy S IV, Samsung is looking to advance on the eye-tracking trickery with features like auto-scroll, where the phone will be able to track a user's eye to determine when to scroll.
Improved Battery Life
The Galaxy S III's battery life is less than stellar, and it may be something Samsung is likely to address with the Galaxy S IV. Word is, the device will pack a 2600 mAh battery, a considerable improvement over its predecessor's 2100 mAh battery. This should balance the demands from the larger screen and more powerful hardware.
With an unveil this month, Samsung is more than likely to ship the Galaxy S IV sometime in April. It can't be said if it will a global release or not.