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Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date Set For CES 2013, It Will Sport 13 MP Camera

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was scheduled for January 2013, at Consumer Electronics Show, one of the most popular technology fairs in the world held annually held in Las Vegas, Nevada. You probably knew that, but what you didn’t know is that South Korea-based company is working on a brand new camera for their flagship smartphone.

Rumor has it that Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport a brand new 13 megapixel camera. That’s great news since the next-gen Galaxy flagship will most likely come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the new firmware release for Google’s mobile operating system. Why am I so anxious about a 13 megapixel camera paired with Android 4.2? It’s because of the new Photo Sphere feature, that goes beyond the classic panoramic photos, now allowing you to take 360 degree panoramic pictures, “gluing” them together into a photo reminiscent of Google’s Street View.

Besides the new 13 megapixel camera, Samsung Galaxy S4 will reportedly come with a Samsung in-house built Exynos processor based on Cortex A15 architecture. The South Korean company already announced a Cortex A15-based processor, the Exynos 5 Dual, a chipset already powering the Google Nexus 10. There are some voices saying that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be underpinned by a CPU with four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2 GHz, helped by an octo-core Mali-T658 MP4 GPU, unofficially dubbed Eynos 5 Quad. Moreover, it seems that the new chipset will be manufactured on 28 nm architecture instead of 32 nm.

As about the display of the yet-announced Samsung Galaxy S4, it seems that we are dealing with a Super AMOLED unit, with full HD 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. The diagonal of the display will reportedly grow to 5 inches, a size that, so far, was common for the phablet devices.

If the rumors saying that Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is set for CES 2013, then the smartphone will definitely come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, as Google will not have enough time to reveal Key Lime Pie 5.0. I wonder what Samsung’s software engineers will do with the TouchWiz this time. What are you expecting from the Samsung Galaxy S4?