The Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones have proved themselves to be very popular and rightly so. It’s no surprise then, that fans are champing at the bit to get their hands on the new Galaxy S4 which is due to be released imminently – indeed some rumor mills have suggested as early into 2013 as late March – early April.
So as we know, Samsung is very proud of this, it’s most popular and best-selling smartphone and as a result is likely to pull its usual stunt by loading the device up with so many different features. One has to ask whether these features are used that much by Samsung Galaxy devoted followers or whether most of them are simply superfluous to requirements. There are a few things however that Galaxy fans may well be hoping are incorporated into the new version.
In terms of operating systems, one wonders whether Samsung would be better waiting to release the new version until after the upgrade of Android from 4.2 to 4.3. However as this upgrade will not be happening until a month or so after the rumored release date of the device, it’s very likely that the Jelly Bean (4.1.2) version of the operating system will be installed.
In line with other smartphones and the emerging trend for 2013, Samsung may try and make the phone’s display bigger still. This shouldn’t be too much of an ask for Samsung as adding on an extra quarter inch or so from the previous display size of the predecessor model the Galaxy S3 shouldn’t be too taxing.
One of the upgrades we can be pretty much certain about for the Galaxy S4 is the speed of its processor. The quad-core processor should enable the device to speed along at up to 2GHz. It would come as a great surprise to many if this change was not incorporate into the new model.
Then again, there’s plenty of octa-core Exynos talk floating around at the moment too – not that March gives Samsung much time left to play with.