Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is definitely coming. After the successes of the S2 and S3, they’d be mad to give up on their most lucrative handset line to date. We’re expecting to see it touch down next May, following on from the May 2012 launch of the S3, turning the launch of the line into an annual event. What we’re less certain of however is what’s going to be powering the handset.
We’d heard rumours that the Galaxy S4 was going to be sporting a ridiculous eight-core (or “Octo-core”) processor. That may not be the case now, as Samsung have just revealed a new quad-core processor, the Exynos 5440, on its Kernel Git webpage. It’s an updated version of the dual-core chip inside the Korean-made Google Nexus 10 tablet.
Little else is known about the Exynos 5440, and we’re not yet ruling out an eight-core processor, which would be exactly the sort of headlining feature the Galaxy S4 would need to go up against the rumoured HTC M7 and iPhone 5S.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy S4 is rumoured to be packing in a full HD 1080p display, a 13MP camera, a screen somewhere around the 5-inch mark, and possibly even Key Lime Pie which is expected to be the next full revision of Google’s Android operating system.
More on the Galaxy S4 as we hear it.
Via: Android Community
By Gerald Lynch | December 6th, 2012