Galaxy lovers may not have to wait too long to witness the next big thing in mobile technology as Samsung, a mobile company giant, plans to unveil Samsung Galaxy S4 earlier in February next year in line with the next Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
In an exclusive scoop of Korea-based online news website, Samsung released a schedule of the said unveiling just 3 days after Apple launched its latest smartphone flagship, iPhone 5 dated September 12.
An official from Samsung in Korea who asked not to be identified affirmed that “Samsung is ready to unveil the next Galaxy smartphone–Samsung Galaxy S4–at early next year’s mobile world congress (MWC) in the Spanish city of Barcelona.”
Samsung Galaxy S4 is said to be the company’s most powerful handset in terms of both hardware specs and software advancements and will further strengthen the company’s leadership in the smartphone market.
Among the cool features to expect with the next Galaxy phone include:
- 5-inch screen size (Bigger from the current 4.8″ screen size of Samsung Galaxy S3)
- In-house Exynos-branded application processors and quad-core chips
- Google’s Android software (Maybe already running the Jellybean OS)
- Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display
Samsung wants to follow a yearly product release schedule for their Galaxy smartphones according to one official from one of Samsung’s local partners
Samsung wants to keep its one-year product schedule and the Galaxy S4 will be the first to match that strategy. The S4 will see some external changes but retain its popular rectangular shape with rounded corner concept
It’s odd though because it may be remembered that Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched just last May 23 in London therefore there are only 9 months span between the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3.
Some experts and analysts view the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 as a “clear message” to apple and that it will help the company to further widen its lead over Apple.
Currently, Apple and Samsung are in disputes regarding patent violations of the latter in different countries including, United States, Japan, United Kingdom and Korea and many other parts of the four continents counting to a total of 50 different cases.
Last modified: September 18, 2012