Samsung Galaxy S IV: What do we expect?

We are only two days away from the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S IV at Samsung’s Mobile UNPACKED Event 2013 (Episode 1) which is going to be held in New York, USA. This article is all about the things we expect from Samsung’s upcoming next generation Galaxy S device, the Galaxy S IV.

We have really high expectations from Samsung’s next flagship device as they have always raised the bar with their Samsung Galaxy S series. We expect the Galaxy S IV to feature a stunning 4.99″ Full HD (1920×1080) PHOLED display, a 13 Megapixel rear facing camera sensor and a 2.1 Megapixel front facing camera, both sensors capable of shooting videos up to 1080p. Samsung’s latest 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa CPU based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and 2GB of RAM.

We think the Galaxy S IV will take some design elements from the Galaxy S III, Samsung won’t be leaving their “Nature” design guidelines anytime soon, but won’t have the exact same design as its predecessor. Now let’s talk about the build quality. According to our insiders, the device will be featuring a plastic back because Samsung can’t an Aluminium back due to the removable back cover and at the rate Samsung mass produces their devices, which is way more than any other manufacturer. The sides of the device will be made out of Aluminium, to give the device a more premium look. The front will be all Glass, we are putting our bets on Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Let’s talk about the software now. Our insider has confirmed that the Galaxy S IV will come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI (Nature UX 2.0?) running on top of it. He also told us that Samsung has been developing an improved version of Photo Sphere known as Samsung Orb, it will not be present out of the box but will be made available through a software update. Samsung’s “Smart” features are also confirmed which include: Smart Rotation, Smart Stay, Smart Pause and Smart Scroll.

We expect the Galaxy S IV to come in three storage configurations: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All the previous devices in the Galaxy S series featured a MicroSD slot so it’s likely that Samsung will be including a MicroSD slot in the Galaxy S IV, as well.

In just two days all the rumours will come to rest and we will know everything about the Galaxy S IV. We will be bringing you a ton of coverage on the Samsung Galaxy S IV, stay tuned!

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4 years 1 month ago

Samsung galaxy SIV with 1.9 Ghz quadcore ,not octacore.
I,m 100% positive.

4 years 1 month ago

i’m kinda curious why people keep calling it an 8 core? cause from what i read back from ces..the new exynos “octa” isn’t a real 8’s basically a quadcore but with a mix between A7 for low clocking work and A15 for high usage clocking..not a really 8 core phone..cmiiw

4 years 1 month ago

so glad my contract runs out next month will straight away upgrade to this asap. I cant wait. Hopefully samsung have a better press release than sony lol.

Black Chamber
4 years 1 month ago

If the U.S. model does not feature the Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU – I will not buy one.

There is no excuse to under-power our model compared to the International version.

No excuse whatsoever.

4 years 1 month ago

Looking at the rate Sammy introduces new versions of mobiles, I am already looking forward to Galaxy S5. Why buy a mobile which is going to become ancient in next few months ? Any ideas for the specs of Galxy S5 ?? :-P

4 years 1 month ago

Galaxy flagship comes once a year

4 years 1 month ago

If by few you mean 12, then yes, a new Galaxy S comes out “every FEW months”.

4 years 1 month ago

I somehow feel that Samsung is finally going to experience a significant slow down in sales for sticking with exactly the same design and cheap looking plastic. If it has to be plastic, let it be damn the best. People do not care for their mass production reason. It is very unwise to admit it. Once people realize the reason is worse product for more profit, they will become reluctant toward the product.
I understand that all the companies stick to certain style, but all of them, particularly Apple, Sony and HTC make sure they make a distinct differentiation in the design bet. different generation of the phones, unlike Samsung. Samsung makes so many phones to fill every single market segment, and almost every single phone looks exactly the same. Enough is enough, people feel bored about it, and they clearly said so.

4 years 1 month ago

Well, the sides of the device will be made out of aluminium and the front will be made out of glass, leaving only the back cover to be made out of plastic. This is my opinion has its advantages especially since it is harder to scratch.

I agree with you however that having the same design will lower sales.

4 years 1 month ago

iPhone is almost the same for a lot of time and still sells A LOT. I guess Samsung has built a “loyalty base clientele”, just like Apple. People will buy it just for being a Samsung Galaxy S. Is it plastic? There are lots of beautiful flip covers you can buy to protect it.

4 years 1 month ago

i don’t like SIII design…so i hope to have a new design for SIV
SIV isn’t something cheap and if they want to be number one must take into account all aspects

4 years 1 month ago

May be Episode-II will be the Galaxy Note 3 launch in US

4 years 1 month ago

Yes that’s what I also think. I currently have an S3 and an S4 does not seem much of an upgrade. Looking forward to Note 3. Any idea when Episode 2 will be held?

4 years 1 month ago

based on the note releases in the past few years. id say Q3-Q4. about oct ?

4 years 1 month ago

Maybe the Episode 1 refers to the US release, as in, we’ll only get to see the US version tomorrow? Not sure if Samsung have scheduled any other events in the near future, but it would not be very smart of them to show off the Exynos Octa to the US public, only to tell them that they won’t be getting it. Makes no sense whatsoever, so my guess is that we’ll only get to see the s600-based version.