SamMobile reports (Via TechCrunch) the next generation Samsung Galaxy S device, the S IV, will carry a hardcore Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Yes, you read it right, it’s an eight-core processor built into the high-end Samsung handset that aims to attract you to the Android side. Or maybe Tizen?
However, it could go through some changes before reaching Canadian land, just like the Samsung Galaxy S III did when landed in the US. Namely, the Exynos chip was swapped for a Snapdragon chip.
In addition, Samsung cannot deny an Apple influence. The Retina Display has left a mark on how we conceive of high-end smartphones, a mark demonstrated by rumours that the Galaxy S IV is to ship with a promising 5-inch 440ppi display, according to Anandtech. It is expected to reach its customers in March on a global scale after it makes its debut in February.
The device is whispered to pack 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 2MP front facing camera capable of 720p video capture. A most interesting feature, however, is the ability to wirelessly charge the device, a feature already announced by Nokia for its flagship device.
So in the end the question remains: The Galaxy S IV is aimed to compete directly with Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, but will it be able to make people switch? The latest customer survey shows the demand for Samsung handset is indeed strong. The only mystery that remains to be revealed after launch is whether the tech specs are enough for a premium price.