We’d recently reported on Samsung allegedly planning to ditch the Exynos chips for the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Now the folks at SamMobile have uncovered the first image of the Galaxy S IV and have also quoted an anonymous source who confirms that Samsung will indeed be using the Qualcomm processor and will also ditch its AMOLED screen for a SoLux display.
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The photo of the Galaxy S IV stays true to our previous report that it will have a form-factor that resembles the squarish design of the Galaxy S II. The report also claims that the sides of the device are made from aluminium, but the back is still plastic, hinting at a removable battery cover. Also Read - Realme GT 5G flaghsip design and camera revealed at MWC Shanghai
To avoid issues like overheating and high power consumption, Samsung will opt for a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, instead of an Exynos chip, to power its next flagship model. In addition to this, the source also claims that due to certain problems at Samsung’s factory to produce full-HD AMOLED screens in huge numbers, the South-Korean company will instead opt for a full-HD SoLux LCD display. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A42 5G full specifications and features revealed
To recap then, the Galaxy S IV is expected to sport a 4.99-inch 1080p HD display, has a 2GB RAM and is set to include other features like a 13-megapixel camera, a microSD slot and wireless charging capabilities. On the software side of things we can expect an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone with a layer of TouchWiz. The report also goes on to state that the Galaxy S IV will have 140.1 x71.8×7.7mm dimensions and weigh in at 138 grams.
The Galaxy S IV is most likely to miss the upcoming Mobile World Congress and is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile Unpacked event in New York on March 14.