Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t even six months old yet, but that’s not stopping the rumor mill from turning out information about the alleged successor, the S4. We previously reported on a claim that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was preparing for an official unveil at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. Samsung quickly shot down the rumor, saying it was nothing more than gossip being spread.

Does that mean it isn’t true? Not necessarily. Usually companies say “no comment”, to these things, so flat-out rejecting it does give some weight to the statement. Still, Korea Times generally has things at least half-right. Even if it isn’t at mobile world congress, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t working on a 5-inch S4.

Some say that the Galaxy S3 is already pushing its size into phablet territory, so would this be too big too appeal to some users? Maybe, but that fits into the idea of another rumor: a Galaxy S3 Mini might in the works and set to reveal soon. If this is true, Samsung might be preparing to have two contrasting sizes going forward. Likely a 5-incher and a 4-incher. This would help them appeal to both ends of the phone size spectrum.

For now, it’s hard to say whether or not either of these rumors are true. What we do know is that the rumor mill is open and will likely continue to turn up until the very day of the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumor #2: A 13MP Camera

Today, the second rumor about the Galaxy S4 was revealed: it will feature a 13MP camera. Where does the rumor come from? Apparently the Korean media has seen pictures and information detailing the 13MP camera module.

The camera is said to shoot images at a resolution of 4208×3120 and measures just 8.5×85.x5.9mm. Any truth to the rumor? Very likely. Considering both the Note 2 and S3 were said to have 13MP shooters and then ended up with 8MP, we know that – at the very least – Samsung such as module out there. They likely chose not to use it for the S3 in order to keep costs down. A lot can change even in as little as a few months, and the time might soon be right to upgrade to the 13MP shooter.

Keep in mind this is all speculation, so take it with a grain of salt. What do you think? Are you already excited about the Galaxy S4, or are you perfectly content with the Samsung Galaxy S3?so take it with a grain of salt. What do you think? Are you already excited about the Galaxy S4, or are you perfectly content with the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Via: Ubergizmo

  1. I just upgraded from an iPhone 4s, and it was a great decision! That said, the 4.8 inch screen is definitely pushing on the boundary of being too big. As much as I’d enjoy a greater, faster, more awesome S4, a 5 inch screen is pushing the size bar beyond what I think is comfortable for a phone. I hope Samsung doesn’t follow through with this rumor (although the new HTC One series appears to be leaning towards a 5″ screen, too). Time will tell!

  2. Thoughts on photography: It’s not megapixels that are the be-all end-all of digital cameras, even though they are important. It’s dynamic range: in low lighting, can the camera still take a decent picture without a lot of noise? Can it render shadows well in bright sunlight? Then ISO speeds matter – on the low end to capture all of the intensity of a bright landscape, on the high end to be able to stop movement in dimmer situations. And so forth. Both set of specs matter more than mere Megapixels and it is here that there are opportunities for advancement.

    Samsung, Apple and others have done fairly well in this regard, but the new Nokia 920 handset will raise bar and both companies will need to match or exceed the new phone to be competitive in the photo arena.

    Nokia has also raised the bar in the most crucial aspect of ANY camera: lens quality, by using Carl Zeiss optics.I am surprised that no one has yet partnered with Nikon or Canon to merge those companies’ photographic technologies into a mobile phone handsets. Canon and Nikon both make extremely fine lenses and the name recognition of using their lenses and sensors would create a marketing juggernaut.

  3. samsung galaxy s4
    – Exynos 5450 2.0 Ghz (28nm)
    – Mali T658
    – LPDDR3 3GB Ram
    – eMMC Pro Classe 1500
    – 16 mp 1080p camera
    – 5″ display ClorOled (358 ppi)
    – battery 3200 mAh
    Lte/Lte +

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