Last month we heard rumors that the Galaxy S IV would be launching on April 15 and that we could expect to see an announcement sometime in March during one of the company’s Mobile Unpacked events. That intelligence still looks solid as we are now hearing that Samsung is planning to unveil their next flagship smartphone on March 14.
Eldar Murtazin from Mobile-review published a tweet earlier today saying there would be a big announcement on March 14. The message also suggested that HTC will again miss out on sales of their HTC One series device like they did in 2012. Shortly after, SamMobile and The Verge both confirmed that March 14 is most certainly the day we will see the Galaxy S IV debut.
HTC is hosting a media event in New York City tomorrow where most expect the company to introduce the HTC One. A debut next month from Samsung would come just a few weeks after this month’s Mobile World Congress – a move that could give them more media attention at a time when many might have already forgotten what was unveiled weeks earlier.
We have nothing solid to go on in terms of specifications as Samsung is keeping the new handset under close watch but at least one publication suggests we will see a 5-inch device with a 1,920 x 1,080 display powered by an unnamed quad-core processor with 2GB of system memory on tap. Others, however, believe we could see an ARM-based processor with no fewer than eight cores clocked at up to 2GHz.
The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It is the first handset to offer Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus screen technology (4.27-inch display, 800x480 resolution), and is the company's thinnest phone at 8.49mm, with a weight of just 116g. The device also features an 8MP primary camera with 1080p video capture, and a 2MP camera in the front, as well as integrated NFC support on some versions. It also has BlueTooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ connectivity.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is slimmer and thinner than its predecessor. The Galaxy Note II has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 to 64GB of internal storage to handle your daily activities. A microSD slot adds even more memory by providing the option of supporting an additional 64GB of storage.
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