After many speculations, Samsung has indeed admitted that it will unwrap the next big smartphone - Galaxy S4 on March 14 at a special event in New York City. Wow! It means that the highly rumored Galaxy S3 successor will make its way into the retail stores in a month or two.
Samsung recently sent out invites for the launch event of Galaxy S4 to the tech media, and now, it appears that there is something planned at Times Square for Galaxy S4 launch. The South Korean tech giant has posted an invite on Twitter with @TimesSquare, suggesting that there will be a live streaming of the event in Times Square on March 14.
While details of the smartphones and its availability will be announced at the event, the tech media world is already flooded with rumors related to the upcoming handset.
13MP Camera with 360 Degree Panorama Mode
While HTC unveiled One with an innovative camera technology - UtraPixel, Samsung is rumored to use a 13MP shooter on Galaxy S4. Recently, the first camera samples of the handset have been spotted on Google+ with several media reports suggesting that Galaxy S4 will have a new camera feature called Orb, which can capture 360 degree Panorama shots.
5G Wi-Fi Connectivity
There reports flooding on the Web about 5G Wi-Fi technology in Galaxy S4. Wondering what 5G Wi-Fi means? It is known as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, which will allow users to take advantage of browsing speeds equivalent to a wired connection.
The reports suggest that Samsung has included a Broadcom BCM4335 in the next Galaxy smartphone that is rumored to come with 5G Wi-Fi. Beside this, the device is also rumored to have Bluetooth 4.0 and an FM radio for smooth connectivity and entertainment as well.
4.99 Inch 1080p Display
While many companies have started equipping 1080p display on their flagship smartphones, Samsung is also said to use a 1080p 4.99 inch display with 441 ppi pixel density on Galaxy S4 in order to survive in the full HD smartphone race. Considering these figures, it can be said that the content displayed on the screen will be of extraordinary quality.
128GB Internal Storage
Given that Galaxy S4 could come high-end and advanced specifications, it should be having a good and high capacity RAM to offer the compete benefit. Hence, the handset is claimed to come with 2GB RAM, which is common in many high-end smartphones and with 128GB internal storage, which Apple has already launched in iPad 4 with Retina Display.
Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Watch Launch?
Samsung's Project J has in talks since sometime. The project involves a family of smartphones including S4 Mini presumably the successor of Galaxy S3 Mini, which is still awaiting its Indian release. Reports suggest that S4 Mini will actually hit shelves in May 2013 with similar specs as Galaxy S4.
Well thats not all! There are also talks about an astonishing concept - Galaxy Smartwatch - dubbed as Galaxy Altius. Reportedly, the upcoming gadget is also informed to be a part of Project J.
A Non-Contact Gesture Feature
Galaxy S4 is predicted to come with a non-gesture contact feature and hold on to the Home button which exists in present S3. According to media reports, a chip in the handset will convert the analog singal into digital using a touch sensor to integrate the effects. This way, users can operate the device without event touching the screen. Effectively, the power consumption will be reduced giving a cutting edge to Galaxy S4 while it is compared to the other smartphones.