While we have heard numerous rumors suggesting we will see a tease of the Samsung Galaxy S IV at either CES or MWC next year, until today we haven't heard anything about an actual launch date. A new rumor suggests that will happen in May of next year. Supposedly, Samsung plans to announce the new phone in April and will launch it in May. This rumor accompanies some other insights into specs, although these details seem to be about the same as what we have heard previously. Here's what the newest rumor suggests,
- 4.99 inch Super AMOLED full HD display (1920×1080 = 441 pixels per inch)
- Exynos 5450 quad core processor and an updated Mali T-658
- Battery 3200mAh
- 13MP Sony Exmore RS Camera
One other tidbit of info that came with this report suggests that Samsung is planning a very special new CPU for the SGS4. Here's a quote,
Based upon some earlier reports, we suspect that this last part is bogus, but just because the SGS4 is likely not an 8-core beast, does not mean the the SGS5 won't be...Another rumor by the EETimes suggest that Samsung will announce an 8 core processor based on ARM’s big.little concept in February. This processor will be a 28nm SoC and will employ two quad core clusters. One will run at 1.8GHz and will be geared for high performance apps, while the other cluster will run at 1.2GHz and will be optimized for energy efficiency. If Samsung does announce this processor, we could very well see it in the Galaxy S IV.