Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept

Galaxy S III became the most successful selling flagship by Samsung in recent past. Even before the launch of  SIII, people had so many expectations from the handset. But most of them didn't became realities. Samsung unveiled the flagship with a new fresh design which is inspired by nature. the handset, it self looks like a pebble in a water flow. Anyhow Galaxy S III was able to win the peoples attention and started selling like hot potatoes. Even now, S III holds a good demand in the international market.Having a successor to SIII feels not so important at the moment.

Leaked information and rumors about Galaxy S IV brought some delightful ideas and new technologies such as big.LITTLE architecture and FHD AMOLED screens.latest rumor was S IV to support Samsung S-Pen and set to launch in April 2013. The Concept Design below was created with most of leaked information and rumors.
Front side, no doubt looks similar to Galaxy S III. differences are, i put the notification  light at the bottom, just like in Nexus 4. Front facing camera also on the left side from the ear piece and ear piece got a new speaker grill which is totally different from Samsung devices we have seen. The concept features a 5 inch FHD Super AMOLED+ screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 and a retina beating pixel density of 441ppi.

The screen on the real device could feature a flexible  AMOLED screen. There is no point of having a flexible screen if the whole device wont act as a flexible thing. On the right side power/lock button can be seen and it's the only physical button can be found on the device. Left side features the volume/zoom capacitive buttons.

List of Detailed Specifications


5 inch FHD Super AMOLED+ screen
1080x1920 resolution, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Octa Core CPU (big.LITTLE Architecture)
2GHz Cortex-A15 x4
1GHz Cortex-A7 x4
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Chipset
Mali T-678 GPU

32GB internal storage
micro SD card support up to 128GB

13 Mega Pixel Camera
xenon flash
HDR video recording 1080p@30fps
2MP front facing camera with 720@30fps

DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
USB 3.0 support, USB on the go

Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
TouchWiz UI 6.0 (improved nature)

3100mAh Li-ion user removable battery

Back side of the concept is bit similar to Samsung Ativ S. Above the Galaxy branding, the dual speakers are covered by an aluminium grill. A 13 Mega Pixel camera along with the Xenon flash haven't change the spot. Just like S III , Galaxy S IV Design also inspired by Nature and i thought to take it to next level by adding UI improvements. For example if you want to unlock the device you must swipe the big water bubble from top to bottom of the screen.

Removing the physical home button might become a con for the concept. But my idea was to save the length of the device and make it easy to hold on with a single hand. It wouldn't be a huge problem i guess. Flagships like LG Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z(not released yet) also features software integrated capacitive buttons.
The Concept doesn't feature wireless charging due to the removable battery. more than 75% of users including my self want user removable batteries for smartphones. The real device might feature wireless charging.
3200mAh capacity feels enough for me as we have a big.LITTLE processor to take care about power management. ARM promised to give a 70% of battery backup with this new architecture.

Samsung set to launch the Galaxy S IV in April 2013. i'm sure we can see some leaked goodies of the real device maybe after February.Till then stay tuned to the blog for updates

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