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Samsung Galaxy SIV coming CES 2013, quad core A15 CPU and 13 MP camera

By Rohit Ramesh on Wednesday 21st of Nov 2012

We already know that Samsung is working on its next generation flagship Galaxy S model, i.e. the Galaxy S IV (Galaxy S4 reads better). And as the yearly release schedule follows, we expect Samsung to unveil their next beast near the CES 2013 time frame (in 3 months). With the release this close, details about the upcoming super smartphone have started trickling in from here and there. Let’s see what rumors have.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will build on the Cortex A9 quad core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 4.8″ HD display of the Galaxy S3 to produce a new, next generation build. Here’s what is expected off the new smartphone:

Quad Core ARM Cortex A15 CPU

First up is the CPU. We expect Samsung to use their new Exynos 5450 chipset which will pack a quad core Cortex A15 CPU. Based on the performance of the Nexus 10 (packing a dual core Exynos Cortex A15), the new CPU should give a 1.5x-2x performance boost over the Galaxy S3′s CPU.

ARM Mali T604 GPU

As with the Nexus 10, we expect Samsung to pack the same Mali T604 GPU. This is great news as the new GPU is stunningly fast even on the 2560×1600 resolution. Performance should only increase with a lower resolution display.

4.99″ Full HD Super AMOLED Display

Samsung recently revealed that they are working on a 4.99″ Full HD Super AMOLED display. We have no reason to doubt that this will be the display of choice for the Galaxy S4. The PLUS tag is missing from the display name, which points towards a Pentile Matrix. However a 1080p display on a 4.99″ screen size translates to a mind boggling 441 ppi pixels density. At that level, it would hardly make any difference.

13 MP Camera

Samsung pushes it’s Galaxy flagship smartphones hard in the multimedia direction as well. The Galaxy S3 has an excellent 8 MP rear camera. However, to fight competition (and their 13 MP snappers), the Galaxy S4 will most probably pack a 13 MP snapper itself.

We can only wait the next couple of months as more details trickle out for Samsung’s next flagship. Till then sit tight and save up for the next high end smartphone from the World’s largest smartphone manufacturer.


Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Quick Specs

OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.3 Jelly Bean) Processor Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Display Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Display 5" Super AMOLED Primary Camera 13 MP
Dimensions 136.6 mm x 69.8 mm x 7.9 mm Weight 130 g

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