Feb 13th, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been a tough phone to map ahead of its unveiling. Heck, we don’t even have much of an idea of when, exactly, Samsung is looking to bring the device out for all to see. New details regarding the phone’s design and features have emerged from Korean publication DDaily, though, and it pretty much lets us know that the Galaxy S4 is NOT the new Note.

That is, the Galaxy S4 won’t be coming with the S Pen as previously rumored. Samsung likely doesn’t want to let go of the hold it currently has on the phablet market, and would prefer to keep the Galaxy S and Note series separate. That’s a very sensible approach so I can’t say I blame them. Another confirmed design decision is the presence of a physical home button.

The company apparently thought long and hard about ditching the button it’s been using for users, but reportedly decided against it. It certainly is iconic of the Samsung Mobile brand at this point, so the Korean OEM probably doesn’t want to do anything that will jeopardize the small things which make its products unique.

We’re still looking for more concrete details on the core specs of the device, though it’s highly likely we’ll be seeing a 5 inch display with full 1080p HD resolution. We also expect some form of a quad-core processor, at least 2GB of RAM, and a very nice camera. We’ll keep our ears and eyes peeled for more information as we head into March and April.

[via PhoneArena]

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