We can guarantee that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be one of the year’s top devices, just like its predecessors during their time. We are expecting to see an announcement as soon as March 15 so you know the rumors are getting hot by now, and we have a few more for you today. Some of these specs we have already heard about while some of them are still up for debate, so let’s check them out.
According to a PDF file from South Korean financial services company Mirae Asset Group, Samsung’s upcoming top-selling device will have a 5-inch 1920x1080p display, Android 4.2 and 2 GB of RAM. It is also stated that it will not feature that super-charged octa-core Exynos 5410 processor we saw at CES. Instead, the Galaxy S4 should have an Exynos 5440 quad-core Cortex A15 processor.
The processor may not have twice the cores compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, but it does go up to Cortex A15 from Cortex A9. This should still improve performance significantly. Plus, really… do we need an 8-core processor right now? Don’t forget sometimes more cores doesn’t mean better performance, like we saw with the dual-core Snapdragon S4. This SoC outperformed Tegra 3 processors with half the cores.
We are not sure how accurate this information is, so take it with a grain of salt. This South Korean financial company could potentially have close contact with Samsung, though. It is worth to at least keep the leak in mind as we approach any announcements.