Samsung to demo new Galaxy S IV at CES 2013


An artist's render; could this be the Galaxy S IV?

Technology as a whole moves a breakneck speeds. If you stand still for longer than a few months, you get left behind. When the iPhone 5 was announced, it took Samsung just five days to confirm to the world that the Galaxy S IV was coming, but rumours about a move to accelerate the release date to March 2013 were refuted by Samsung.

With CES 2013 due to kick start the technological New Year on January 8 to 11, Samsung is now looking to show the next Galaxy smartphone to the world at the event. But what can we expect from the handset?

Sources in Korea citing company insiders say the phone will sport a 4.99-inch, Full HD Super AMOLED screen. The AMOLED panel is said to be “very thin” with low power consumption and high contrast and refresh rates. It’s also said to have a pixel density of 441 ppi, which isn’t too far off hitting the resolution of the human eye (477 ppi).

No other information is provided on the specs of the phone, but expect it to include the latest and greatest Exynos processor from Samsung – probably the Adonis – and at least 2GB of RAM, like the latest Nexus from LG and Google. Although the specs below have leaked before now, nothing is confirmed, so take these with a pinch of salt.

  • Adonis Exynos 5400 Series Chipset
  • Cortex-A15 processor
  • Clocked at 2GHz
  • 4.99-inch Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Android 4.2/x
  • Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi
  • microUSB (OTG enabled)
  • Thickness less than 8mm
  • Weighs about 125g

If Samsung can turn the technology into mass production, that March 2013 release date is looking a lot more likely.

Source: Mobile Choice | Image courtesy of techjailbreak.com

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For the love of god, stop making new phones ans release the exynos documentation already. All samsung does is release half ass sources yet people still buy their phones....

Nice phone. Hopefully they throw Windows Phone 8 on one and call it Ativ. S.
I take it this phone does 3D video capture? Didn't notice it mentioned, but looks like dual lenses on the back.

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It's also said to have a pixel density of 441 ppi, which isn't too far off hitting the resolution of the human eye (477 ppi).


Wait... we still haven't hit the "retina-display"?

You know, I saw some benefit from transitioning to 720p as the default screen res. on phones, but having 1080p on there is just taking it out of hand. How can a 5" phone have the same resolution as a 21.5" monitor? Same goes for the Nexus 10 by the way, what with its 2560x1600 resolution.
I'd probably feel better about this if manufacturers were less reluctant on making higher DPI monitors, but it seems like they want to continue making monitors with a DPI of ~100.

As for the phone itself - 5" I'd just too large. I can barely hold a Galaxy Nexus, and I need two hands to operate it. And that device is only 4.65".
Also, I hope Samsung move away from the all-plastic body of the current Galaxy S. It looks cheap and tacky.

a man with your intellect can surely overlook at the mock ups and just enjoy the text reading? I like the ideas people have designing such phones. Most of them look just stunning.

I wish news sites would stop posting pictures of people's concept art. Especially with something as ridiculous as "could this be the Galaxy S IV?" under it? Let me give you a simple answer to that. No, that can not be the Galaxy S IV, because it's completely made up by someone in photoshop. Just use a Samsung logo as a picture or something. Leave the mock ups to the message board.

And will the Ativ S II share a similar body and spec to act as Samsung's next WP8 iteration? I might be interested in one of those.

cant believe the negative comments ?! the phone looks fabulous .. the specs are pretty good.. and yes you need more power my 1.5 dual core 1GB is now slow depending on the apps .. an who gives a damn if they copy apple or mother goose as long as they get better products on the market ..

Sabah El Fol said,
cant believe the negative comments ?! the phone looks fabulous .. the specs are pretty good.. and yes you need more power my 1.5 dual core 1GB is now slow depending on the apps .. an who gives a damn if they copy apple or mother goose as long as they get better products on the market ..

The image is a render and the specifications are purely rumors (which hold NO salt).

it will be even bigger and be more plastic. I'd be more interested in a 8X rival from Samsung that is not a recycled generic android phone.

Don't want to comment on never ending saga of SAMSUNG vs IPHONE.

But timing of release if it is going to be March End, will become blackberry killer for sure.

Me yesterday = Excited to be getting a new Galaxy S3 in a couple of weeks
Me Today = OMG the S3 is so old I want an S4

Thanks Neowin

That's fake that is many years old. It just getting boring. Someone just trying to push that border-less design, which obviously will never work in masses.

"It looks like a iPhone, It looks like an iphone, it looks like an iphone".......................

Guys how many different shapes can a phone be?

It is getting a bit ridiculous with smartphones now. The S3 is very powerful and reviews all said how powerful the powerful is. So i doubt after a year it would be dated. I don't know why they don't upgrade the software instead. I know they have to rely on Android updating but at least they could work on their TouchWiz UI. Apple do it with iOS but they also introduce a new phone usually around the same time.

It seems like you'll be buying this power house phone that will never be stretched because a new version of the phone will be out a year later and support for the older phone becomes very limited.

Luckly with roms for Android phones, you can extend the life of a phone.

Lingwo said,
It is getting a bit ridiculous with smartphones now. The S3 is very powerful and reviews all said how powerful the powerful is. So i doubt after a year it would be dated. I don't know why they don't upgrade the software instead. I know they have to rely on Android updating but at least they could work on their TouchWiz UI. Apple do it with iOS but they also introduce a new phone usually around the same time.

It seems like you'll be buying this power house phone that will never be stretched because a new version of the phone will be out a year later and support for the older phone becomes very limited.

Luckly with roms for Android phones, you can extend the life of a phone.

Smartphones are outdated months after they come out. It's a never ending cat and mouse game with them.

i wish they would begin to release 2 versions. a big version and a smaller version max 4.5". preferably even 4.3" but with the same awesome internals. i simply cannot buy a phone that large.

morden said,
ah dream on... imagine the same iphone ripoff just without the quality-looking materials and voilá, galaxy s4

iPhone ripoff? Quality materials?

The Galaxy S series stopped being a "ripoff" of anything since the Galaxy S2, which also happened to outclass the iToot phone in almost every department. That too, without the "quality materials" that are extremely susceptible to shatter at a drop, for which all the iToots paid out of their nose for.

All you iToots have are apps, an app to remind you about the psychiatrist's appointment, another to show you how to take the pills and yet another to help you sleep.

javagreen said,

iPhone ripoff? Quality materials?

The Galaxy S series stopped being a "ripoff" of anything since the Galaxy S2, which also happened to outclass the iToot phone in almost every department. That too, without the "quality materials" that are extremely susceptible to shatter at a drop, for which all the iToots paid out of their nose for.

All you iToots have are apps, an app to remind you about the psychiatrist's appointment, another to show you how to take the pills and yet another to help you sleep.


Grow up, both of you.

Ha, I was trying to think of a comment to write here. "The specs look good"...no wait, those aren't confirmed..."The phone looks sexy"...wait, that's a render...

Oh well, I'm excited to see how this turns out.

Soldiers33 said,
while I normally never agree with samsung copying apple but this is just 100% copying. It looks like a wider iphone 5.
It is just a concept.

tanjiajun_34 said,
It is just a concept.

It also looks nothing like an iPhone 5. Or any iPhone for that matter. Well, apart from the fact that it has rounded corners...