The handset is expected to hit shelves in April as the next Android flagship
Samsung has been long rumored to plan the release of a new Android-based flagship device this year, one that would prove superior to Galaxy S III while set to land on shelves as Galaxy S IV, and some more info on it is now available.Apparently, the device will indeed be all that users would expect from it, and it should hit shelves in Black and White, featuring the codename of Altius, as SamMobile notes in a recent post.
Previously, the phone was said to be developed as part of Samsung’s so-called Project J, but it appears that the company might have changed its codename in the meantime.
Furthermore, the phone is said to be set for shipping starting with week 16, which means that it should become available in April, in line with previous rumors on the matter.
What’s yet uncertain is the name under which the device will hit shelves, since 4 is considered to bring bad luck in Korea, and Samsung might not call it Galaxy S IV in the end.
However, with the Vice President of Samsung Mobile already confirming that the new flagship phone won’t leave us waiting for more, although it won’t be announced at MWC next month, it should not be too long before a formal announcement is made.
Supposedly featuring model number GT-I9500, the handset is said to arrive on shelves with a 4.99″ Super AMOLED Full HD, a next-generation mobile processor (maybe the Exynos 5 Octa), and 2GB of RAM.
At the same time, the device should sport a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of full HD video recording, as well as a 2MP camera for making video calls.
The phone is said to hit shelves with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean right from the start, while also packing a 2600 mAh battery and wireless charging capabilities (a dock and special back cover will be sold separately, it seems).