For 3 years straight–like clockwork–Samsung has released the gold standard by which all Android phones are built. This year they look to extend that record to the 4th year with the Galaxy S IV.
The performance and displays of each successive generation has increase, from the single core, 4-inch Galaxy S, to the quad-core, 4.8 inch Galaxy S III, Samsung has repeatedly upped the bar and this year is no different. Although we are only expecting to see the display bumped up by .1 inches to 4.9 inches, rumor has it that the number of cores will be miraculously doubled once again to include an Exynos 5, Octa (8-Core) CPU.
In addition to the bump in CPU performance, Samsung will be including a 13MP rear facing camera and 2MP front-facing shooter, each capable of shooting 1080p and 720p full HD videos respectively. Possibly the most underrated treat of all is the fact that it will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box which means no waiting for updates to the latest software!
Speaking of software, the Galaxy S IV is also slated to include non-contact gesture features. Although it isn’t clear how this will be implemented some, form of hover recognition will likely allow users to manipulate on screen elements without having to dirty their display, i.e. when cooking. Sounds neat!
There haven’t been any leaked photos of the hardware as of yet, but with an official announcement set for March 14th, there’s still time for those to pop up. Stay tuned for the latest updates and photos of the highly anticipated S IV!
Via ETNews and YonHap