The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most anticipated phones of 2013. Its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3, won the Trusted Reviews phone of the year award in 2012 and we, and everyone else, expect great things from its successor. But what will it bring to the table? We’ve looked through the hundreds news articles and rumours regarding the phone and brought together the best to give you some idea.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date
Once upon a time, Samsung would have been happy to launchthe Samsung Galaxy S4 at MWC, the mobile expo that happens each year in February. However, now that the Galaxy series is a tech superstar, the Galaxy S4 will get its own spangly launch event.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Screen
If you thought the Samsung Galaxy S3 was big enough already, the Galaxy S4 screen may be step too far. It’s reported to feature a 5-inch 1080p screen, in-line with the recently-unveiled Sony Xperia Z, ZTE Grand X and Huawei Ascend D2. However, Samsung is likely to optimise the design, reducing the bezel so that the body isn’t much, if at all, larger.
Consistent with the rest of the Galaxy flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will use an AMOLED display, rather than the IGZO type expected in the iPhone 5S. AMOLEDs offer unparalleled contrast, but often struggle to supply enough brightness for dazzling sunlight.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs and CPU
Like clockwork, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature an eight-core processor. The first Galaxy S used a single core CPU, the second a dual, the Galaxy S3 a quad – so this news makes perfect sense.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera
We thought the megapixel race was over – but perhaps not. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a 13-megapixel camera according to recent rumours. Simply adding more megapixels does not result in better images, but Samsung is one of the best makers of mobile phone cameras. It has been top of its game for years now. Can Samsung really pull off a 13-megapixel snapper, though? If it’s a better performer than the Galaxy S3, we’ll be pretty happy. And we bet it will be.