Rumors now have the Samsung Galaxy S IV reveal on March 14th

Earlier this month, rumors hit the Internet that Samsung would officially reveal the Galaxy S IV smartphone on March 15th. Now there are new reports that the date has been set, but is one day earlier than the previous reports.

Well known mobile phone news leaker Eldar Murtazin posted this message on his Twitter page earlier today:

 

The "Tweet" was soon followed by an article on SamMobile.com which claims that the announcement is for the Galaxy S IV and that the reveal will be made at a press event in New York City, the location for quite a few technology product launches and events in the past several months.

Earlier rumors have the Galaxy S IV launching in parts of Europe first later this spring, followed a few weeks later by a US launch. Unconfirmed hardware specs claim the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a 4.99 inch screen, Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box.

Source: SamMobile.com

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And i bet this still needs to be charged everyday (not having a go at android alone, wp and ios are the same), i say this everytime, we need to work on longer battery lives.

A few phones calls, few sms, using 3g/4g and suddenly im at like 30-40% in a few hours (on all 3 platfroms), its so ridiculous...

Snore.

I think I will pass on the IV.

I have not had a need for the III. A screen more readable in sunlight is a desire, but not a need.

F##k the Lumia 920, this will be my next phone. I will be using my wife's upgrade on this. She can have my iPhone 5 or Note 2.

Loves my S3, but I still think this is a little overkill.. A little later in the future when phone OS needs this kind of processing power ok, but I suppose in order to get that you'd need to prove that the hardware is ready... (a symbiotic relationship) ((speaking of symbian.....))

octa-core? wow... impressive

Does that mean this phone is faster and more powerful than my dual-core processor laptop?

lomas said,
octa-core? wow... impressive

Does that mean this phone is faster and more powerful than my dual-core processor laptop?

No, it means even an Octopus can use it.

lomas said,
octa-core? wow... impressive

Does that mean this phone is faster and more powerful than my dual-core processor laptop?

I might be wrong but last I read news about this octa-core ARM it was said it was barely catching up with a single core Celeron in terms of performance.

Seriously an octa-core? For what? to play angry birds?
Am I the only one who's still waiting on a video-game that actually uses 4-cores?
I mean think about it: when your paying for this phone you have to pay for the development of this octa-core. But what added abilities will it give you?
Will the graphics really improve that much from four more cores?

All 8 cores don't run at once. You have an energy efficient set of 4 cores and a high speed drain-your-battery-quickly set of 4 cores for apps that really need them.

kjordan2001 said,
All 8 cores don't run at once. You have an energy efficient set of 4 cores and a high speed drain-your-battery-quickly set of 4 cores for apps that really need them.

Yeah but can you name a single app that even needs 4 cores much less 8? Finding it hard personally to buy into the hype about this one...

yup no need for even 4 cores on android, maybe 2. Can someone who is familiar with android please name 1 app or game that utilizes even 2 cores efficiently on android???

korupt_one said,
yup no need for even 4 cores on android, maybe 2. Can someone who is familiar with android please name 1 app or game that utilizes even 2 cores efficiently on android???

It doesn't have to use 2 cores, an app can use 1 or 2 cores while the os use another for background process or your music at the same time etc ...

The chip is exposed to the OS as a quad-core and whether the A7 or A15 is handling a task is based on clock frequency scaling, which the Linux kernel has been equipped to do for a quite a long time.

Apps on Android don't directly use the cores since they run in the Dalvik VM which itself sits on the underlying Android core framework which itself relies on the Linux Kernel. Core management has nothing to do with Android, it's managed by the Linux Kernel.

You may find this article helpful in finding out how big.LITTLE works in the Linux kernel used by Android. https://lwn.net/Articles/501501/

2xSilverKnight said,

It doesn't have to use 2 cores, an app can use 1 or 2 cores while the os use another for background process or your music at the same time etc ...


Your music doesn't even use a quarter of a single A7 core. You would probably lose, break or sell your phone 2-3 years down the road before there's a real use case scenario where all that power would be needed.

And I was just showing how even a dual-core phone has more than enough power for all your tasks.
It's funny when people say "not if you are using Android", this simply means that you don't need more hardware, you just need better software.