To the disappointment of many – but the surprise of no-one – Samsung decided not to reveal the latest and greatest addition to its Galaxy handset range at the Mobile World Congress last month. Indeed, while it used the Barcelona event to launch the Galaxy Note 8.0, the company confirmed that it plans to announce the new Galaxy S IV at a standalone event in New York on 14 March.
Details of the new handset have so far been scarce, and much of what has been written about it has remained the stuff of fantasy; the product of over-excited imaginations and wishful thinking. As with everything that the rumour mill churns out, we won’t know how accurate these reports are until Samsung finally shows the handset to the world – but until then, the rumours will keep on coming.
For now, we turn to Pocket-lint, who claims that one of their “trusted sources who has been right many times in the past” has confirmed key details of the mighty new Samsung’s specifications. As ever, keep a pinch/fistful of salt handy.
According to the source, the device will feature a sizeable 5-inch AMOLED screen – a jump up from the 4.8-inch version on its predecessor. A 13MP camera will sit around the back of the handset, with a 2MP cam up front.
Finally, the source claims that the S IV will indeed have the 8-core processor that’s been widely discussed, although further details such as its speed were not provided, while battery capacity and longevity also remain unknown. It’s expected that the processor will feature four Cortex-A7 cores to handle routine and low-intensity operations and tasks on the handset, with four Cortex-A15 cores available to cater for higher-end performance requirements such as gaming, as needed.
Will this latest rumour turn out to be true? We’ll find out next week.