Samsung’s Galaxy S IV – what the rumours say

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It isn’t just the newest iPhone or iPad that draws a lot of speculation prior to any official being announced, rumours of Samsung’s next Galaxy phone is also sparking interest among consumers and members of the media.

The all-but-certain Galaxy S IV has been collecting a bit of Apple-worthy coverage of late, though the rumoured specs for the device don’t always line up. One thing that does seem consistent is the size of the display which shouldn’t deviate too much away from the 5-inch mark, likely coming in just under that size. GSMArena has reported that the display might be virtually unbreakable thanks to a possible change from a glass to a plastic cover, something which is possible but isn’t all that likely.

Talk of Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa SoC (system-on-chip), unveiled at CES, being placed into the Galaxy S IV is also around, possibly giving users two quad-core processors tailored for different purposes to play with. The Octa makes use of four Cortex A7 and four Cortex A15 cores, for when a device’s workload dictates alternating between low-power and high-performance functions respectively. Using the Octa SoC would also suggest a larger battery for the device. Other specs doing the rumour mill rounds are 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, perhaps a 13 megapixel camera and pretty much the same specifications we’ve come to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S devices.

The device has been speculated to be releasing at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but the rumoured dates have also been spread from March to May this year. The consensus seems to be that the Galaxy S IV will not release later than June.

Samsung is keeping quiet about the device so all we have are rumour and speculation to go on at the moment but that’s sometimes part of the fun.

Source: PC World

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