Next year might bring to the market a new flagship Android-based smartphone from Samsung, one that will reportedly be released as Galaxy S IV.
The upcoming smartphone will be released as the successor of this year’s highly successful Galaxy S III, and has been long rumored to hit shelves with a nice range of hardware and software improvements over its predecessor.
Galaxy S IV is expected to sport a 5-inch or larger touchscreen display capable of delivering a full HD resolution and featuring new technology that would make it unbreakable.
No official confirmation on the device has been provided as of now, but previous rumors suggested that Samsung might have the smartphone launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.
New reports on Samsung’s plans for the device suggest that the development process should be completed anywhere between the end of January and March next year, and that Samsung will be indeed ready to launch the phone at the end of Q1, next year.
Initially slated for a June release, Galaxy S IV will be ready ahead of schedule and should be launched two months earlier, it seems.
This suggests that we might indeed see it on shelves in April 2013, just as previously said. However, we should still wait for an official confirmation on this to emerge before marking a date in our calendars.
Samsung’s Galaxy S IV is expected to sport at least a quad-core processor inside when released, paired with 2GB or more of RAM for increased performance levels.
Furthermore, the smartphone is said to arrive on shelves with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, most probably complemented by a front camera to enable video chatting on the go.
Galaxy S IV will be only one of the 5-inch full HD handsets expected to arrive on shelves next year, and might not be the only one from Samsung. Other handset vendors are also said to plan the launch of similar devices, including HTC, LG and Sony.