When you look at a rendered Samsung Galaxy S4 picture like the one o the right, you might be tempered to believe it’s an official image, but, unfortunately there are certain details that are giving it away as a fake rendering.
The picture was most likely rendered by a fan, thus the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs are just speculations. The size and display resolution might be pretty accurate, given the current trend in the high-end smartphone business, but, in my opinion, the processor details are completely wrong. Moreover, the Bluetooth 5.0 standard does not exist.
Samsung Galaxy S4 will definitely come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean TouchWiz, as it will be launched ahead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie announcement. As Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the latest official Android version, it will be the one underpinning the next-gen Samsung flagship.
The Exynos 5450 was mentioned in some of last year’s rumors, but there are no signs of it lately, except for the specs sheet of a mysterious Samsung GT-B9150 model that showed up in some benchmark logs. You can replace the Exynos 5 Dual SoC with the latest Samsung chipset, unveiled at CES 2013, and you will be closer to reality. A smartphone with an octo-core processor will score important points in the segment.
The camera will apparently be upgraded to a 13 megapixel sensor. Many of the smartphone makers have already fitted a similar resolution sensor on their flagships and Galaxy S4 has to catch up.
A 3,100 mAh battery sounds great, but it must be fitted under the thin and light case of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Galaxy Note 2 comes with a 3,100 mAh battery but you mustn’t forget that it’s a 5.5-inch terminal.
In the end, we will talk about the metallic case of the rendered Samsung Galaxy S4. Some say that the South Korea-based company will not use such materials anytime soon. Before the Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially announced the rumor mill talked about the same material for its case, but it wasn’t the case. Let’s admit it, Samsung knows how to make elegant smartphones with plastic cases, and Galaxy S4 will probably follow the same line.
As about the front-facing speakers and the dedicated camera button, both are contested by the analysts. Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to drop in late Q2 2013, early Q3 2013, ahead of the iPhone 5S launch.