Samsung finally did it. The South Korean electronics juggernaut put us all out of our misery today and confirmed that it was releasing the Galaxy S4, and the company went further and even told us when the launch date was. The rumour mill proved correct on this occasion as the Samsung confirmed via a Tweet that it would launch the Galaxy S4 at a press event in New York City on March 14th. The S4 is of course the much anticipated sequel to the hugely popular and successful Samsung Galaxy S3.
Now that we know the S4 is coming we can start to take the other rumours a little more seriously, and some of the features are well worth a look. As we finally get a leaked photo of what is almost certainly the Galaxy S4, it seems almost certain that Samsung will abandon its own Exynos Octa 5 processor in the smartphone and will instead use a Qualcomm built Snapdragon 600 processor.
Interestingly, Samsung also seems to be turning its back on another of its own products, the Samsung AMOLED display. The company showed off the displays at CES in January but now the company is said to be opting for a SoLux Display with LCD technology. There are two possible reasons for this apparent change; the first is that the new AMOLED screens are simply not ready for mass production on the scale required for the Galaxy S4. The second reason is that the S4 could be gearing towards touchless gestures, so the SoLux display would fit for that purpose. Take a look below at the full leaked specs:
- 4,99″ Full-HD SoLux Display
- Snapdragon 600 1.9 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- 16, 32 or 64 GB
- 13 Megapixel camera
- Removable battery
Needless to say, we are now mighty excited about the Galaxy S4 and cannot wait to get our hands on one.