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    Default Samsung Galaxy S4 Set to Launch in February

    5in display with Exynos processor


    Reports from South Korea suggest Samsung will look to heat up its smartphone battle with Apple by releasing the Galaxy S4 next February, just nine months after the release of the Galaxy S3.





    J.K. Shin, head of Samsung Electronics' mobile division, poses with the Galaxy S3 at an event in Seoul earlier this year.

    While the details of Samsung's plans have not been revealed officially, company executive and parts suppliers in South Korea have told The Korea Times that the Galaxy S4 will be launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, which is traditionally held in late February.



    Next year MWC is set to be held between 25-28 February.


    "Samsung is ready to unveil the next Galaxy smartphone - the Galaxy S4 - as early [as] next year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in the Spanish city of Barcelona," an official from Samsung told The Korea Times on Sunday, asking not to be identified.



    The source went on to say that the Galaxy S4 is expected to go on sale globally in March at the latest.


    This 'leak' comes just days before Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5, goes on sale in a number of countries around the world, including the US and the UK. Samsung's Galaxy S3 has been a major success for the company, selling 20 million units to date, since going on sale in May.


    Samsung and Apple, despite doing a billions of dollars of business with each other, are embroiled in high-profile legal battles around the globe, to do with design and utility patents. Apple recently won a major victory over Samsung in a California court, with Samsung ordered to pay over $1bn in damages.


    Executives from Samsung's local parts suppliers said the company's new flagship smartphone will "definitely use" LTE technology and be powered by Samsung's own in-house Exynos-branded chips, featuring quad-core processors.

    The S3 is currently using both Samsung's Exynos and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, depending on the country it is on sale in. According to one official, Samsung is raising the pressure in its relationship with Apple by looking for more money when selling its chips:


    "Samsung is asking Apple to pay more to use its mobile application processors produced at its plant in Austin, Texas. The release of the S4 means more market share for Samsung as it is the only firm that can guarantee on-time delivery, output commitment and better pricing for mobile application processors,'' one executive told the Korea Times.


    The screen size of the S4 is expected to reach 5in, up from the current 4.8in screen size of the S3, while it will continue to use Google's Android software and sport an OLED display, said the officials.


    Samsung has yet to decide whether it will use flexible display technology for the Galaxy S4, due to production problems encountered by Samsung Display.


    Following the launch of the iPhone 5 last week, Samsung has been on a major advertising push for the Galaxy S3, even taking out Twitter ads for the term iPhone 5. Samsung also published ads (below) over the weekend comparing the features of the new iPhone and the Galaxy S3 - however Apple fans were quick to respond with their own versions of the ad.


    While the patent issues with Apple aren't helpful, Samsung continues to dominate in the smartphone market, rising from 17 percent market share in 2011, to currently holding 33 percent - according to the latest figures from research firm IDC.


    However, in the US, Samsung trails Apple which holds 31 percent compared to Samsung's 24 percent - according to figures from NPD.


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    Expected to reach 5"? lmao. Tahole Galaxy Note ki 6-7" hobe r Tabs 12"?

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    Gone are the days when you could use your phone with one hand... :'(
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    5 inch is too much. It is the size of note. This is absurd. I think the optimum size is between 4 and 4.5 inch. Maybe Galaxy S2 & Nexus has the perfect size.

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    and why such a new phone in a hurry ??? Why cant they release Jelly bean on S3 quicker instead of making new hardwares only .......

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    they won't release jelly bean for s3 until their note 2 is ready

    s2 indeed is perfect in shape/size.

    phones should be in the range 4.1-4.5 inch and phablets should be 5-5.3inch
    Last edited by @bhi; September 18th, 2012 at 02:58.

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    This goes to show the basic problem in philosophy of the Android handset manufacturers - they focus more on releasing new hardware rather than improving the experience of their existing customers. I mean making your flagship phone obsolete in less than a year? Really Samsung?

    BTW, they should bundle the phone with a pair of pants with extra large pockets...

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    Samsung er ki matha noshto hoye gelo naki.....:O

    ekhon to ekha jai notun pant kina lagbe......

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    Till now the Samsung galaxy nexus is theee best Android phone as far as performance+ aesthetics + ergonomics is concerned.nothing beats it, I've said earlier as well, even the IPhone lovers wouldn't find it 'cheap plastic' like the s2/3.its not the quad core beast but on a phone you don't need a core if the two core do the job.

    if the display is any larger than 4.5/6 then it really does look odd.when i bought the xperia x10 couple of years back i thought a phone just can't have a bigger display than this, otherwise it would look too big, but after that came the dual core droids with 4.3 inch and along with them came the note-called the phablet indicated that the phones-only would have display at max around 4.5 and not any bigger and display bigger than that would be the phablet class.but once again the Android manufacturers went one step further and made display in the range of 4.7/8.and now they are going for 5inch!!!!
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    What ever all of you say. I will be getting a Note 2. As screen real state is really important to me. For reading, graphic novels and videos

    Its like this. Samsung will release every single screen size.
    You will use whats best for you.

    Performance wise SII is still really good. I mean, I have to bottleneck it, yet.
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    these are all just rumours im pretty sure samsung wont make s4 5inch then why would people buy note 2? it will be around 4.8-4.9

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