South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has reportedly kicked off mass production of components for its next year flagship Android smartphone called Galaxy S IV.
According to a recent article on news.mt.co.kr, the handset will land on shelves as the successor of Galaxy S III, and will be the fastest delivered sequel in Samsung’s Galaxy lineup.
Furthermore, the news site claims that Samsung is usually launching products about three months after beginning mass production of components, which would place the release of Galaxy S IV in February next year.
This is not the first time we learn that the handset vendor would plan the unveiling of Galaxy S IV at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, yet the actual availability of the device might occur later than that, possibly starting with March.
Rumor has it that the upcoming mobile phone will arrive on shelves with a flexible display, as Samsung is already working on such panels.
At the same time, some suggest that the smartphone will feature a full HD AMOLED screen when launched, and that it will measure 5 inches diagonally, or even more.
Galaxy S IV was also suggested before to pack a 2GHz quad-core processor inside, complemented by at least 2GB of RAM, thus being capable of delivering great performance levels.
On the back, the upcoming smartphone might pack a 13-megapixel photo snapper, thus offering a far better imaging experience than Galaxy S III, the news site also notes.
Samsung’s upcoming smartphone is expected to position the company even better in its battle against Apple’s iPhone series. Galaxy S IV should be able to easily top iPhone 5 in terms of performance and appeal.
However, with other handset vendors also set to launch 5-inch or larger devices that can deliver great performance capabilities, it remains to be seen whether Galaxy S IV will manage to climb to the top of the smartphone market as fast as Galaxy S III did this year.
For the time being, however, there’s no official confirmation available on Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy S IV smartphone, so we’ll have to take the “leaked” info above with a grain of salt.