Samsung Galaxy S4 to Feature Wireless Charging Technology
As the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is approaching, the rumor mill hinting that the next-gen flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company will be announced mid-March, more details about the highly-anticipated terminal are surfacing. Today we will talk about an alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charger that showed up in some FCC photos.
Certain sources have previously indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S4 might integrate wireless charging technology, but everybody took the rumors with a pinch of salt. It seems though that the next-gen Samsung flagship will come with an wireless charger after all, as the charging device was spotted at FCC.
The guys at Engadget were the first to unveil the FCC filling and it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 accessory will be based on Qi wireless charging standard. In terms of design it will be 90mm wide and it will have a curved bed that is supposed to accommodate the Samsung flagship.
The Samsung wireless charger that was caught on camera is big enough to hold a Samsung Galaxy S3 or a Galaxy Note 2. The rumors are pointing out that the Galaxy S4 will have a 5-inch display, so if the South Korea-based company will opt for an edge-to-edge display it shouldn’t be bigger than a Galaxy S3, thus it will fit in the wireless charger.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S4 will not have an edge-to-edge display, it won’t be wider or taller than the current Galaxy Note 2, so it will fit in the leaked wireless charger anyway.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to become one of the most powerful Android-powered smartphones on the market, and according to the rumors that talk about it’s technical specifications we might be dealing with an impressive smartphone.
The latest high-end smartphones launched so far are using 5-inch full HD display, and, apparently, this will be the standard in the Android world in 2013. Therefore, Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to drop with a 1,080 x 1,920 display, sized 5 inches diagonally, resulting in a pixel density of 441 ppi.
Samsung Galaxy S4 might feature the octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor unveiled by the South Koreans at CES 2013. The processing unit comes with four 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 for the tasks that require more processing power and with four A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz for the basic tasks, for an improved battery life. The smartphone might also come with 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, WiFi in all standards, LTE, NFC chip, and all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone.
The camera of the Galaxy S4 might be a 13 megapixel unit, with video and picture stabilization, being the first time in two years when the Galaxy S terminal receives a higher-resolution camera (both Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 came with 8 megapixel cameras). Of course, the camera will be capable of full HD video recording, and hopefully it will come with Photo Sphere technology.
Since the Galaxy S4 will be launched in March, and the Google I/O is scheduled to debut in May, the smartphone will definitely not come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. So, we might see the next-gen flagship running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, with a new version of Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI on top of it.
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