Samsung Galaxy S4: Release date, pricing and specs rumors

News 09:09, Jan 18 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is probably the most hyped device around at the moment. We take a look at the rumored specs, release date and price

We're pretty bored of all the Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors going round. After all, they're nothing but speculation.

However, there are a lot of people who aren't bored of the hype surrounding Samsung's latest Galaxy device.

If you're one of the latter, we've rounded up all the rumors to get you salivating.

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched has been the most common speculation. First off, many were hoping it would be launched at CES at the beginning of January, but Samsung's presence at the Las Vegas show was more focussed on TVs and connected home than mobile.

Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus was announced, but it wasn't the Galaxy S4 launch we were hoping.

The next rumor comes that the super-phone will be announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of May, but even that is doubtful, especially as the big launch rumored for then is the Galaxy Note 8.0.

So, that just leaves a Samsung Galaxy S4 standalone launch, then.

Internet rumor-starters have predicted the Galaxy S4 will be announced at a special launch in March, just like previous Samsung Galaxy smarthones launched, including the Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 price

Very few details around the Samsung Galaxy S4's price have been leaked, but keeping the Samsung Galaxy S3 in mind, we would expect it to be available from $200 on a contract, or just short of $600 at full retail. It's likely the device will be available across all operators, debuting on Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile judging by the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 specs

Samsung Galaxy S4 specs are pretty sparse too. Everyone is speculating that it will include a flexible display, which is one thing Samsung has been working on for quite a while.

In terms on internals, a benchmark was leaked way back in September suggesting the Galaxy S4 would feature a 1.2GHz processor, 800x480 pixel resolution screen and running on Android 4.2.

More recent rumors however, suggest the handset will feature a 5-inch display, Exynos octo-core CPU, ultra-thin AMOLED screen with a 441 pixel per inch density with S Pen functionality, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

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