Samsung Galaxy S4 Full Specks and FactsWednesday, March 20, 2013
The Samsung S4 looks that much nicer than the Samsung S3 and the Nexus 4 and more like the high-end phone that it should be. It has a polycarbonate case, but it's now slimmer (7.9mm) and lighter (130g) than its predecessor.
Two versions of the phone will be available: Black Mist and White Frost. It's hard to pass judgement on the phone until we've seen it in the flesh, but in the shots we've seen it certainly looks like a step up from the Samsung Galaxy S3.
We've not been short of Samsung Galaxy S4 spec rumours over the last couple of months.
There are suggestions the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have 802.11ac WiFi technology – or 5G WiFiconnections. This is supposed to provide browsing speeds roughly equatable with a wired connection.
Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport a Broadcom BCM4335 chip that incorporates the 802.11ac WiFi capacity along with Bluetooth 4.0 and an FM radio.
According to Korean website Ddaily, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive toting a quad-core Exynos processor built on the 28nm microarchitecture standard. Essentially, this is a smaller, faster Exynos (Samsung’s own custom processors) than is currently tucked away inside the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Newer processors, along with increased speed, focus on improving efficiency between cores. This should mean that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can boast more processes and a longer battery life than we’ve previously seen in a handheld.
Other specs include a 13MP rear-facing camera and, of course, the aforementioned 1080p screen.
In terms of browsing speed, a new rumour suggests the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive with 802.11ac WiFi - also known as 5G WiFi. This new WiFi technology is aimed at providing wireless speeds equatable with a standard wired connection.
According to androidgeeks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive with a Broadcom BCM4335 chip that features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an FM radio.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 may come armed with company's brand new Exynos Octa eight-core processor, if recent benchmarking tests are to be believed.
It might sound a bit of a stretch but bear with us – model numbers SHV-E300S and GT-I9500, which have previously been mentioned as identifiers for the Galaxy S4 in previous speculation, have shown up in screenshots taken from the AnTuTu benchmarking app.
The screenshots reveal a 1.8GHz processor, which is in line with the next-generation eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip Samsung is known to be working on.
As well as more power and speed, it is also thought to offer longer-lasting battery life.