The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is one week away and we know for sure that there are many of you out there are eager to see the new flagship smartphone in flesh. Even though none of the technical specifications or features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 received an official confirmation the leaks that made the headline over the past couple of months allowed us to make a general idea of what the new smartphone of the South Korea-based company will hid under its case.
Even though the official Samsung Galaxy S4 launch even is right around the corner, let’s have a look at what the rumor mill has to say about the highly-anticipated Android-powered smartphone. The SGS4 is touted to become the most popular Android-powered smartphone ever, and the analysts have estimated the the South Korea-based company will ship 100 million Galaxy S4 units in 2013.
One of the first Samsung Galaxy S4-related rumors that got the official confirmation was talking about the terminal’s release date. While most of the technical publications were estimating that the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date will be scheduled for late March or early April, Eldar Murtazin, the famous Russian blogger was the first to accurately predict the date of the Samsung Unpacked event: March 14th.
Moreover, the same Russian blogger also reveled some info about the construction of the Samsung Galaxy S4, reporting that the new terminal will come with a plastic body, while the folks at Sammobile said that the S4 will have a plastic body and aluminium edges.
Anyway the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be a major selling point of new flagship smartphone. If the latest rumors are confirmed we might be dealing with the most powerful smartphone ever built.
For the time being we know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport a full HD 4.99-inch display, while being underpinned by an Exynos 5 Octa processor based on four Cortex A15 cores at 1.8 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz, with tri-core PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.
All the aforementioned technical specifications were confirmed by a recently confirmed by a series of AnTuTu benchmark logs. Even so, there’s a word that the Galaxy S4 might ditch Exynos 5 Quad processor on the US market as Samsung’s proprietary chipset is not compatible with the LTE networks in the North American country.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 received a lot of positive reviews for the TouchWiz UI, especially for the Motion controls and eye-tracking features introduced by the Korean phone maker. Some leaked TouchWiz UI screenshots are showing that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will take the implementation of the eye-tracking features even further with two new functions called Smart Scroll and Smart Pause. The first one will automatically start to scroll the screen of the device detects you are looking at it, while the later one will pause any video that is played on the display if the device detects you are looking away from the screen. The same leaks are also revealing that Samsung’s proprietary user interface also received a revamped design.
As about the camera unit of the Samsung Galaxy S4, rumors are saying we will be dealing with a 13 megapixel unit. We have exclusively told a couple of weeks ago that Samsung plans to introduce a Photo Sphere-like feature for the camera, called Samsung Orb, but only if the software engineers of the company manage to get it out of beta by the time the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be officially released.
According to the latest reports, there will be two body color options for the Samsung Galaxy S4, white and black, and three internal storage options: 16, 32, and 64 GB. It was also speculated that the new smartphone will also come with WiFi ac support.
With all these being said, the Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be an interesting smartphone, but we should pop the champagne yet. The Samsung Unpaked is only a week away and most of the rumors above may be dismissed or confirmed. What do you say, which of the Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors are accurate and which of them are just media speculations? Please let us know in the comments section below.