While the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is getting closer, more leaked details about the next-gen flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company are starting to hit the web.
After Eldar Murtazin, the faimous Russian blogger, said that the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was set for March 14th during an event held in New York, the guys at Sammmobile come with fresh details about the technical specifications of the Android-powered smartphone. It was just yesterday when we’ve told you that Galaxy S4 might not come with the Exynos 5 Octa SoC, as Samsung’s proprietary chipset has overheating issues, and today one of the biggest source for Samsung leaks are confirming the info.
According to a Samsung “insider” quoted by the aforementioned tech publication the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be based on a Snapdragon 600 processor, similar to the one fitted inside the recently announced HTC One. The same report claims that the processor underpinning the Samsung flagship says that the Snapdragon 600 processor is overclocked at 1.9 GHz, compared to HTC One’s 1.7 GHz clock rate. The source also informs that Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with 2 GB of RAM and that it will be available in three variants with 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal storage.
The latest smartphone launches have indicated that the 1080p 5-inch displays are becoming the 2013 standard for the high-end Android segment. Samsung Galaxy S4 will reportedly boast a 4.99-inch screen with full HD resolution, but what’s even more interesting is that the South Korea-based company will ditch the Super AMOLED panels.
Sammobile’s trusted source says that the flagship smartphone will come with a SoLux Display, but didn’t reveal more details about it. Is it based on LCD3 technology like HTC One’s display? We don’t know yet, but if it is to believe Murtazin’s report, we will find out in less than a month.
The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 also leaked alongside with other details and it seems that the terminal will be 140.1 mm tall, 71.8 mm wide and 7.7 mm thin, thinner than it’s biggest rival, Apple’s iPhone 5. As it was previously reported the Galaxy S4 will keep the same two-capacitive-one-physical button combo below the 4.99-inch display.
A low-quality photo of the Galaxy S4 also leaked revealing a smartphone that is not following the design language introduced last year by the SGS3, but a square-ish device reminiscent of the Galaxy S2. We’d recommend you to take the rumor with a grain of salt, as the South Korea-based company is usually using some rubber cases on their prototypes, in order to make sure that the real design of their smartphone isn’t revealed ahead of the official announcement.
The Samsung insider quoted by Sammobile claims that the Galaxy S4′s back is made of plastic, but the smartphone’s sides are made of aluminium.
We know almost everything about the Galaxy S4 so far, and it was yesterday when some photo samples posted on Google Plus confirmed that the SGS4 will come with a 13 megapixel camera. We’ve exclusively told you about the Photo Sphere-like Samsung Orb camera feature of the Galaxy S4 a couple of days ago, and hopefully the company’s software engineers will get ready just in time to fit it inside the next-gen flagship, so the camera aspects of the new-comer will sure be impressive.
Are you excited by the Snapdragon 600 - SoLux display team, or would you rather the Galaxy S4 coming with an Exynos chipset and Super AMOLED display? Please let us know in the comments section below.