South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has yet to confirm plans on bringing a new Android-based flagship smartphone to the market in the first half of the year, yet more rumors on the matter are now available.According to a recent post on mt.co.kr, the company is expecting the new device to be highly popular among mobile phone users.
The phone, supposedly called Galaxy S IV, might see sales of around 10 million units a month, the news site notes, adding that the South Korean handset vendor has already prepared the first batch of parts for the big launch, which should take place sometime in April.
Suppliers have already received orders for various components of the device, a sign that the handset vendor is getting ready to make it official.
Last year’s flagship phone from Samsung, the Galaxy S III, was made official in May, and needed around 50 days to reach the first 10 million sold units.
This year’s Galaxy S IV should sport upgraded hardware and a range of new features that might allow it to grab the top spot on the market fast.
As Android Authority notes, the above numbers might not prove accurate in the end, though Galaxy S IV is indeed expected to see great demand right from the start, building on the success its predecessors have enjoyed.
Rumor has it that Samsung might be preparing the unveiling of this smartphone for March, roughly two months from now, during an Unpacked Event that should be held in the United States.
The phone is also said to arrive on shelves with a large 5-inch full HD screen, a next-gen processor (possibly the Exynos 5 Octa unveiled earlier this year at CES 2013), a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, wireless charging, and Google’s latest Android flavor loaded on top. Stay tuned for more on this.