Ever since the iPhone 5 was launched there have been rumors shrouding the eminent launch of a Samsung Galaxy S III successor, the Galaxy S4. A Korea Times report suggested a February launch for the smartphone. Samsung of course quickly squashed this rumor, but today Korean website Asiae suggests that Samsung’s next flagship will have a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 1080p resolution and will be powered by a new Exynos Adonis chip, which will have four cores and will be built on the ARM Cortex A15 instruction set.
Additionally, the smartphone is rumored to have a 13-megapixel camera and the clock speed of the processor is presumed to be leveled at 2GHz, which would make it possibly the fastest ARM chip around if Qualcomm does not respond in kind at the time of launch.
It’s worth noting that the report states that the 1080p Super AMOLED panel is expected to debut at CES 2013, which would mean that the Galaxy S4 would definitely be unveiled after January.
Besides this, the Galaxy S4 will not be the first device to flaunt a 1080p panel as the HTC DNA already has a 5-inch 1080p S-LCD 3 display which totals to 440 ppi. That said the Galaxy S 4 would still match the HTC DNA and plus would have a critical ppi advantage over the iPhone 5 which currently sits on 326 ppi.
When one talks about the chipset in the Galaxy S4, it is important to realize that always uses its in-house Exynos chipsets for its flagship devices and currently the most powerful chip in Samsung’s armory is the Exynos 5250 which is also built on the ARM A15 instruction set but has dual-cores instead of four cores as the rumor suggests. The Exynos 5250 is currently only used in the latest ChromeBook and the Google Nexus 10 tablet, which flaunts an insane resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. That said, it is definitely possible for Samsung to conjure a quad-core variant of the same chip by the time the Galaxy S4 is ready for primetime.