On the heels of the rumors saying that Samsung is going to announce its next generation Galaxy S smartphone, aka the Galaxy S4, as early as March 15 during an event in a “top secret” place, yet another report appeared online Thursday that offered more weight to the chatter.
The report from Korean publication DDaily has said that the 4.99-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that Samsung showcased at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas last month is going to be included in the upcoming flagship smartphone.
According to the report, the display manufacturers are set to begin mass production of the display by the end of this month while the shipments of the same to Samsung Electronics are expected to start in early March.
Earlier, it was reported that the March 15 announcement of Samsung Galaxy S4 would be followed by the device’s availability in the market in early April. Now, with the rumor in question suggesting the device getting the new display parts in early March, “the murmurs pointing at a March/April launch date may not be too far off the mark,” Redmond Pie has reported.
As per the recent rumors go, the super AMOLED display that is expected to be featured in Samsung Galaxy S4 will have the pixel density of 440 ppi. Adding to it, DigiTimes reported last month that Samsung was “developing hexagon- and diamond-shaped pixel layouts for the panels in order to increase resolutions above 440 ppi.”
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Based on that rumor, Tech Crunch has reported that if the 440 ppi display does get included in the Galaxy S4, it will “blow past” the iPhone’s Retina quality.
Apart from the Super AMOLED display, other features that are expected to come with the Galaxy S4 smartphone are Exynos 5 Octa CPU, Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera that is capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, a 2 megapixel front facing camera that can shoot 720p HD Videos and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz UI among others.
In addition, Galaxy S4 is also rumored to have touchless gestures for screen navigation. Samsung will use “Atmel's newest maXTouch S controllers for mixed signal input to allow gesture-based navigation throughout the interface without contact with the screen,” Phone Arena reported, citing DDaily.
Alleged Galaxy S4 Camera Images Spotted
Meanwhile, a new report surfaced over at SamMobile Thursday pointing towards an HDBlog.it post that included a few images claimed to be taken using two variants of the upcoming Galaxy S4 – the AT&T variant (SGH-I337) and the Korean variant (SHV-E300S).
The report said that the leaked images from both the variants of Galaxy S4 were uploaded on Google+. While the images from the AT&T variant were uploaded Thursday, the ones from the Korean variant were uploaded Wednesday.
Based on the EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data, the report said that the images were not taken at the maximum resolution.
“In one of the images there is a Samsung calendar on the desk and in another image there is a keyboard with Korean characters, these images could be even from Samsung HQ,” the report added.
However, it did mention that this piece of information should be taken with a pinch of salt as there was a strong possibility of the EXIF data to get manipulated.