Samsung launched the S4 at MWC 2013
It has leaked a rumor that Samsung would be working flat out to show the world its new Galaxy S4 in the first quarter of 2013, in response to the iPhone 5 and maintaining patent war with Apple.
This rumor seems to be well founded, according to the Korea Times , who cited a source inside the company whose name has not been revealed. According to this source, the launch of the S4 would occur at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
The S4 Galaxy would have only a 4-core Exynos processor, unlike the S3 that uses a processor Exynos or Qualcomm Snapdragon, depending on the market where it is sold. The fact of using only processors manufactured by Samsung itself, guaranteed prices and delivery times can not match Apple (which does not manufacture its own processors), what they hope will give you advantages in terms of availability in the market at competitive prices. In terms of connectivity, connection include a 4G LTE chipset that handles all global standards.
In terms of design, keep the same line rectangular with rounded edges of S3, while the screen would be a 5-inch OLED front to 4.8 inches of S3, continuing the trend of making increasingly larger. At this rate, I wonder where the limit, with large phones by Samsung and Apple more elongated. It would also include a powerful camera of 13 MP, unconfirmed element it depends on suppliers, saturated with orders for phone LG Optimus G.
Samsung wants to face the public, widening the advantage it has over the iPhone 5 in terms of hardware and software, while gaining ground in the U.S. market and globally. Recall that Samsung is a global leader with 30% of smartphones sold (for 16% of Apple), while in USA the advantage is Apple with 31% versus 24% for Samsung.
Clearly, on the other hand, that Samsung wants to strengthen its image as a leading innovator in the world, after losing the battle in the U.S. courts to demand Apple for violation of patents , a decision that has been upheld by the ITC (International Trade Comission) U.S..Tags: Apple, Samsung Galaxy S IV