South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has managed to climb at the top of the smartphone market with its Android-based Galaxy models, and it seems that new devices that will help the company remain there will land on shelves soon.Among them, there will be a new smartphone in the popular Galaxy S lineup, one that has already been rumored to hit shelves as Galaxy S IV.
According to SamMobile, the smartphone will be part of Samsung’s so-called Project J initiative, and will be announced in the second quarter of the next year.
Previously, the device was said to be set for an official unveiling at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with an expected release date of March-April.
However, it seems that Samsung might actually delay it a bit, just as it did with Galaxy S III this year (the smartphone was launched in May).
No official confirmation on the matter has emerged so far, nor did info on the hardware specs of the Galaxy S IV make it online.
Based on previous rumors on this device, however, we should expect it to hit the market with a quad-core processor inside, a full HD touchscreen (supposedly of more than 5 inches), and a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
In addition to this smartphone, Samsung is also rumored to plan the release of a new flavor of Galaxy Note II, packing lower specs than the original handset.
The market name of this phone is unknown at the moment, and the same applies to its hardware specifications, it seems.
The new device model is expected to be released in Europe, and might not feature the S-Pen functionality that made its predecessors so popular. No other details on the handset’s capabilities and specs have been provided as of yet, but keep an eye on this space for additional info on the matter.