Samsung to Launch Galaxy S4 in Mid-April: Report

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By Rohit KVN | January 24, 2013 8:19 PM EST

Samsung Electronics Corp, world's leading smartphone maker, is reportedly planning to launch the successor to its flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 in mid-April.

Technology website SamMobile claimed that the much-awaited Galaxy S4, which is being developed under the codename "Altius (J)", is expected to hit stores by April 15. The website further said that Samsung will host its very own event to unveil the smarphone in London, New York or South Korea sometime in March.

SamMobile also revealed that new flagship device will come packed with a 2600 mAh battery, which has a bigger capacity compared to Galaxy S3's  2100 mAh battery, It was also reported that Samsung will begin sales of its wireless charging dock and removable back cover with wireless charging capabilities, separately, few weeks after the Galaxy S4 launch.

Speculated Specifications of Galaxy S4 include:

Model Number

GT-19500

Samsung Galaxy S4

(Code-named 'Altius (J)')

Display

4.99-inch Super AMOLED Screen

with Full HD Resolution Display

OS

Android v4.2.1 OS (Jelly Bean)

Processor

Exynos 5 Octa (8-core) processor

Graphics processor

Mali-T658 (8-core) GPU

Internal memory

2G RAM

Camera

Rear side: 13.0-megapixel, with Full HD video recording at 30 fps.

Front side: 2.0-megapixel, 720p HD video recording.

Battery

2,600 mAh

Galaxy S4's predecessor Galaxy S3 made more than 40 million sales within eight months of its launch. Samsung's sales figures overtook Apple's iPhone market share, leading it to become the world leader in smartphone market at the end of 2012.

Galaxy S3's successor has garnered huge hype around its speculated debut, but along with the rising popularity Samsung is betting big on Galaxy S4 to uphold its reputation and outdo rivals .  

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