Here are three fresh Samsung Galaxy S IV rumours

Ian Hardy

January 4, 2013 8:19 am


Samsung’s next flagship Android device – presumably called the Samsung Galaxy S IV – is inevitably coming. It’s been rumoured that we’ll see it coming with a 2.0GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera and 4.99-inch display running Android OS 4.2.1. Today there’s a few fresh rumours that has arrived online.

1. Reputable blog SamMobile has reportedly posted what could be the Galaxy S IV. They note that “a huge tip from our insider at Samsung and according to him this is the next generation of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S IV.” The overall design, pictured above, is a cross between the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Premier and notedly missing is the physical home button and will apparently be thinner.

2. The official Samsung Lebanon Facebook page answered a question about the pending release of the GS IV, stating “The Galaxy SIV won’t be released before May 2013.”

3. Samsung’s Vice Chairman Jay Le will be showing off a prototype of the Galaxy S IV to select executive and partners at CES next week. It’ll happen behind closed doors.

Considering the amount of caution Samsung went to protect the design and features of the Galaxy S III, it’s possible that the above pic is an early prototype. Samsung made several variations and employees led a “double life” to protect to final GS III product. Everything with unfold itself over the next few months.

Source: SamMobile (1) (2) (3)
(Thanks Todd!)

  • Dan Boersma

    ill take one plz :)

  • willy

    blackberry 10 is coming soon :)

    r.i.p ***droid and icrap

    • JayCon

      Everytimes I see yo comments bout BB10 I always imagine you like, the foreveralone meme. I’m pretty sure it was actually based on you.

  • lukeiphone

    I would rather get the iPhone 6

    • Dan S

      Talking about an iSheep. Doesn’t even know how the iPhone 6 will look like but already thinks it’s better than this phone..lol. I have an iPhone 5 which I’m going to sell and buy the BlackBerry Z10!

    • skullan

      I lean towards Blackberry and Android (not so much lately), but if someone is extremely invested in the Apple infrastructure, can’t blame them for avoiding other platforms.

    • Darth Paton

      Dan S: You do realize the irony of your comment don’t you? Ridiculing lukeiphone for not knowing what the iphone 6 will look like when you yourself have know definite idea of what the S4 will look like.

  • Stuart

    please samsung, stop using soft keys, i can’t turn my s3 without accidentally pressing the back or menu buttons. and it’s even worse if i’m passing the phone to someone!

    • GlassBackBadIdea

      I agree with you. I perefer to have all actuall mechanical keys but most people here will give us thumbs down cause they prefer looks over functionality

  • Alex

    @DanS; Do you know what the z10 will look like? Oh the irony.

    • BIllP

      There’s been so many leaks of the Z10 that i think everyone knows what the Z10 will look like.

    • Johentie

      Better idea then the iphone 6…

      Well maybe not… We all know the iphone 6 or 5s is gonna look EXACTLY the same as the iphone 5.. With the exact same icons and the exact same UX with some minor tweaks like maybe new animations and transitions!

      So yes I stand corrected.. We all know more about what the iphone 6 or 5s will look like compared to the Z10

  • kkarunan

    these phones are becoming so big that they might as well give a purse with these phones.

  • DC

    To me, Samsung is all about screen size. So 4.99 is not a big step from S3. Note 2 is even better than this…It seems samsung is getting as boring as iphone after the release of note 2. All these smartphones need to have some big revolution…

  • screamer

    This is a S3 without home button.

    • bads

      And without a notification LED. I’m confident this is not the S4. That said, I hope they don’t do-away with the LED. Very helpful.

  • Shaggyskunk

    I really like the possibility that this phone will NOT, have a physical home button, it’s the ONLY thing that I’m not crazy about with my Note 2. I’ve enabled soft keys on it, just so I don’t have to use that pita key :-P

  • skazzers

    Why do we need a 2GHZ quad core android phone?

    What app could possibly use so much power at this current time?

    • skullan

      We really don’t need that high of processing power, nor quad-core processors.

      With that said, technology will evolve. All you need to do is look to history with Intel/AMD/Cyrix to see that development of smaller, faster, more powerful and less power comsuming processors. It became a numbers game there too, however, it was far more valid on the desktop PC than it is a smartphone.

      That doesn’t mean that this can’t end well for everyone, sooner or later, we may be able to use our smartphones to drive your typical home computer (regardless of OS installed on the computer itself).

      I imagine a docking station similar to the Motorola Atrix’s, but with the ability to handle your typical x86(x86-64) code. Intel’s in the game now, so if it turns nto real war, things could get interesting innovation wise.

      To summarize, I don’t think there is anything on smartphones right now that will push the boundaries of this rumoured phone (and I repeat, right now), however, the uses of smartphones could be more than just your typical gaming.

    • Shaggyskunk

      Skazzers, I’ll just bet that you were one of the crowd, that didn’t see the need for more than 64K either :-D

    • Josb

      “If you build it, they will come.”

    • GlassBackBadIdea

      You need 2GHz quad core processor because Android is SOOO bloated and slow with each iteration, add to it Samsung crap softawre and TouchWiz… and you end up with a very slow phone that defeats the purpose.

  • REDRUM

    No beer and no tv make homer go something someting.
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  • Alexander

    that looks like a tweaked version of the SII.

  • Nope

    I’m sick of buying your ugly phones, Samsung. Get a new design.

    • skullan

      They are all (every platform) the same. It’s the same as the aerodynamic effect and why cars tend to look the same. Companies have found certain designs sell well, so, every company has one that almost, sort of fits that mold.

      Personally, I like the looks of the Samsung Galaxy phone. It’s a line of phones, they may tweak their designs a bit, but considering the number of sales for this line, you’re not going to see them decide to change the pot too, too much.

  • Psor

    4.99-inch is too big for my pocket !

  • D

    I love that there is no apple home key… the only reason i haven’t bought an s3.

    • LeafsFan77

      BB10 is already influencing others. Ubuntu is gesture based and looks like this phone might be as well.

  • Mike Neufeld

    All I know is it will kick the crap out of any phone at that time, period. Thats just how Samsung roll’s.

  • Joe

    I personally dislike absence of physical button.

    Why?

    If there are no physical buttons than we have to use on screen buttons. This effectively reduces screen size.

    So even thou the screen has gone to 4.99 actual USABLE screen will end up being LESS than S3 usable screen. (Unless you root and apply some aftermarket tricks…)

    One can only hope that Samsung is smarter than that and we’ll at least get a soft keys on the bezel rather than on the screen…

    • Rainman

      Joe,

      It will likely be gesture-based, so it won’t take up any screen space, and you can still access it from any screen.

      Whatever it is, I’m trusting Samsung has that part figured out already.

    • Joe

      You’re right about gestures Rainman. I use google gesture search all the time. Mighty useful feature if done right…

      However you won’t be able to get away with buttons on the bottom of the screen simply because it’s google 4.2.1.

      I remember a “gaffe” that happened on One X. HTC didn’t implement menu as hardware button so many apps would chunk down useble space on screen and give you anoying menu bar.

      It wasn’t HTC fault per say but still, S3 got that part right and HTC did not…

  • osman

    most important spec: Battery life

  • John

    Looks exactly like the s3…boring

  • Mike

    Clean lines on new phone, very sleek!

  • Allan

    I hope it really doesn’t have a physical home button. I liked the capacitive touch versions of the GS2.

    Also, I was hoping for Key Lime Pie instead of 4.2…oh well, can’t have everything in life.

  • Matty

    I may go for the S3 right away then. I was hoping they’d keep the physical home button!

  • OMG BASEDGOD #taskforce #tybg

    Happy to see the physical home button gone. Was never a fan of it. Please bring back the capacitive touch buttons Samsung!

  • Dan

    What about the alleged “new Samsung logo”?

  • G

    i would rather go with the galaxy nexus

    4.99? you meant a phablet :p

  • GlassBackBadIdea

    Am I the only onne here who thinks this photo is way too fake

  • Henry

    Am I the only one that thinks it’s waaay too early for Samsung to leak a real design for the s4? They had numerous protos for the s3 and only top execs knew the real deal. I won’t be surprised if that’s what it looks like but this early before release it could just be a usable proto.

  • AM

    Samsung: Please use a metal body on the IV. Plastic body does no justice to such a superphone.

    • Bad Bill

      Plastic is lighter and allows for better reception and transmission of WiFi/GPS/etc. I think it’s a more practical material for the backs of smartphones.

  • MattyMattMatt

    I am done with physical nav keys, but I am also done with soft keys. The Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4, Xperia T… those are the kind of keys I want now.