The Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to be released the Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones now considered the main competitor to Apple's iPhone, there will be huge interest in the Galaxy S4's unveiling .
When Samsung released the S3 it made the phone slightly bigger and slightly thinner than the S2, and this year the company is expected to do the same with the S4 - with it being slightly bigger and a bit thinner than the S3.
The Galaxy S3 had dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, however, the S4 is expected to be 140.1 mm in length, as well as slightly wider at 71.8 mm. The device will be significantly thinner as well at 7.7 mm - if rumors about the device remain true.
The Galaxy S3 also featured a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display at a 1280 x 720 resolution of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). The upgraded Galaxy S4 should feature a slightly larger 4.99-inch Full HD SoLux Display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a 450+ ppi.
Power-wise the Galaxy S3 had the quadcore 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 processor and an ARM Mali-400 for its GPU. Both of those chips will get an upgrade for the S4, which is rumored to be featuring the new Exynos 5 Octa CPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is said to have an even more powerful chip than the S3 from Broadcom - the "5G Wi-Fi combo chip" - listed as the BCM4335 chip. The 5G Wi-Fi combo chip is said to improve the wireless range of devices, making it even easier and faster to stream and download large files or videos.
The S4 should also come with a 13 megapixel camera, a big upgrade from the 8 megapixel camera than came with the Galaxy S3 - which was already widely praised by analysts.
One of the major features expected to be unveiled will be the Atmel's new MaXTouch S controllers - which should allow users to interact with their devices without even touching the screen.
Others have also touted that the Galaxy S4 will be the first Galaxy S smartphone to feature wireless charging.
- Cat 3 100/50Mbps (downloads at 100 Mbps, uploads at 50Mbps)
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/a/c (HT80)
- Bluteooth 4.0, IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
- 13mp camera, 2mp front
- 2gb of LP DDR3 RAM
- 16GB HD with 32, 64 and microSD
- Battery: removable 2,600 mAh
- Two models: black mist and white frost
- Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3