Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch Pegged for April with S-Pen, Jelly Bean
The Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor mill is at it again and this time it has produced a series of interesting possible features for the Samsung Galaxy S4 including a 5-inch display that has 1080p resolution, S-Pen support and Android Jelly Bean.
The report, which comes from Korean site Enuri, claims that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will employ some features that we’ve heard about before but also some ones that are a little different than past speculation. According to the report, the Galaxy S4 will have a 5-inch AMOLED HD display that featureds 1080p resolution and 441 pixels-per-inch. That lines up with previous rumors that indicated that that would be the Galaxy S4′s resolution, size and PPI count.
It also suggests that the Galaxy S4 will come with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a Samsung Exynos 5440 quad-core processor. Both of those have been mentioned as possibilities as well.
And according to Enuri, the phone will launch in April which is something that a previous source indicated could be the case. Launch and release could be two separate things so it’s possible that we could see a release date come in April after a heavily rumored announcement at Mobile World Congress in February or we could see Samsung announce the device in April and release it in a month like May, which is when the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 were released.
The report also brings up two interesting other tidbits. One, is that it will be running Jelly Bean and not Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. A previous rumor suggested that the Galaxy S4 would run Android 5.0 which is rumored to be coming in May at Google I/O. It also suggests that the phone will be thicker than the Galaxy S3, something that would be fairly odd to see.
The other new Galaxy S4 rumor is that it will come with S-Pen support. The S-Pen is the stylus that Samsung packages with the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2. While Jelly Bean seems possible, the S-Pen support seems a bit off given that it’s one of the major selling points for the Galaxy Note 2.
Fortunately, it’s looking like we’ll likely see exactly what the Galaxy S4 is made of in the first half of next year as all rumors point to Samsung announcing it in the first half of the new year.