Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S IV on March 14

By Shawn Knight · 32 replies
Feb 18, 2013
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  1. 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...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 818   +371

    A new phone every year? Isn't this what Android fans used to criticize and ridicule?
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I feel like they should wait till 2014, especially since Apple is rumored to release a 5S with just a new CPU and a few enhancements like the 4S. This will kill the iPhone 6 if it were released in 2014 since they will be able to maybe implement the flexible display and such. Plus they will have a few months before the iPhone 6 (September)
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Never! Well I've Never... heard of such a thing...
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Same, but I still feel that they should wait. I guess we will see.
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I think before the issue was there was very little change between releases. People attributed this to the short window of development.

    The S editions on the iPhone are a good example of this; very little change.

    I think Samsung has done a good job implementing features that have an actual value proposition between the S2 and the S3. I personally think they should wait a little more and cook something up that's even better, but if the feature jump is as high or highdr as the S3, I think they'll be OK. We all know it'll sell anyway.

    Perosnally I'm going to wait for the next Nexus this year. I said that last year, but I hope Google picks a better OEM this time around.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah they should go back to Samsung and ditch LG. I wonder if Samsung will kill S-voice since there is now Google Now
  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    If they don't then Apple will brag about being more poweful after there yearly installment and mindless consumers will go buy more iPhones
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,813   +473

    Upgrade for upgrade sake yes... I am an SGS fan but don't feel compelled by the marketing machine to upgrade just cause... the S4 is a decent upgrade on my S2. The S3 wasn't quite enough for me but there weren't a hundred zealots telling me I had to upgrade.
  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Apple will sue Samsung for spelling 4S backwards. :D
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    Look, im a performance junky, but who in the world needs a quad core or an eight core phone? let alone your average smartphone user? I mean seriously.
  12. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 818   +371

    I believe Android (like apple) has done all it can do with current tech... everyone always said apple wasn't bring anything new to the table anymore. Now that driod is caught up, it too can not bring anything ground breaking or magical to new releases. So just like PC's that had no where to go, they just through on more ram, speed, cores even though most can't use it. For now, smartphones have come to a crawl, who knows when anything else can be added... guess glasses will be the new thing.
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Everyone. Just because you don't understand the benefits, doesn't mean they aren't there.

    E.g. it's better to have four cores under light load than a single core churning away in terms of battery usage.
    Darth Shiv, ghasmanjr and UNKNOWN9122 like this.
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Well it is really a dual quad-core. It uses the low power quad-core CPU for easy tasks and the high power quad-core CPU for more strenuous tasks (not sure if they combine into 8 cores during really demanding tasks). I wanna see its effect on battery though. That is what is really keeping the tech sector from adopting an all quad-core fleet since they use more power.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  15. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    To the me the S3 just felt like an S2 HD except with terrible colors and built quality. Maybe the S4 will be good enough to warrant an upgrade. Otherwise the S2 is arguable still as good as any of the new phones.
  16. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Yeah, I think I'll stick with my Samsung U900 if it's all the same and keep using my phone as a phone. When I want a tablet that's getting replaced every six months, then I'll go for the S series. Or maybe a concussion...
  17. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Although I have a SGSIII I still prefer to use my Samsung feature phone (no idea what model) because I use a phone for what it's supposed to be used for, making/receiving calls & messages, not much else but to be honest in the year I've had the SGSIII it's capabilities has come in handy on the odd occasion but it hasn't really convinced me. The only reason I have a smartphone is because of my contract. That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing the SIV when it's released.
  18. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    Wow, nice high-end smartphone.

    ...but the next samsung budget/feature phones are rumored to be samsung rex, java-powered and not android-powered...
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    If that's true it'll be a pity (methinks). We'll have to wait & see.
  20. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    More demanding tasks? Since when is texting or temple run or fruit ninja demanding. less than 1 percent of smartphone users might have a use for that processing power, maybe. Itd be best to leave the same processor in there (which, btw, is still overkill) and kick up the battery life dramatically.
  21. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80

    ikesmasher look into Ubuntu for android... people are now successfully running their work computer on their phone. they're actually quite impressive. Seeing as the way Micro$oft has been going and the locked down environment of CrApple Linux has been booming. I personally support 3 businesses that have moved to Ubuntu. If these phones are really as good as the specs say they are then I know 3 businesses that will buy ~50 of these each and ditch all their old PC's and feature phones.

    As a phone the power is useless, but as a multidevice hub its perfect
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The smartphone industry (as most of the hi-tech industry) moves far too quickly but in a way it's a good thing because it delivers sophisticated and expensive technologies (among other things) at an even better price. For most people still using a SGSII or even an older SGS for example, it'll be more than "good enough" for some time yet but you'll always get those people who have to have the latest & greatest (not just tech) no matter the cost. Those are they people (mostly with more money than brains) we should thank which drives technology and innovation, that and the fierce competition.
    misor likes this.
  23. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Droid already has the Splashtop 2 HD app that can be used to remotely control their work computer. The Splashtop THD Gamepad app allows my xbox controller to be used on my tablet with HD audio/video streaming so I can play Battlefield 3 from campus using my desktop for processing if I really wanted to. This sort of thing isn't exactly new. I know iOS has the Splashtop 2 app, but it is a severely dumbed-down version of the Droid app.
  24. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80


    what im talking about is having your entire desktop for work and everything with you on your phone. Just plug it into the dock and youre done. All your pictures, documents, emails, etc. Ubuntu on S4 + Google Apps = perfect office unless you have stuff that is winonly, then tinkering must be done cough wine cough
  25. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Don't you dare criticize me for becoming like an Applebot!!!!!

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