While the Galaxy S III is still in its glory days (it has been only four months since its launch), Samsung is already thinking about the next-generation Galaxy S flagship. And it certainly should, now that Apple has officially introduced the new iPhone 5, which will be available starting September 21.
According to The Korea Times, an unnamed Samsung official has confirmed that the South Korean company is planning to announce the new handset – referred to as the Galaxy S 4 – at MWC 2013, in February, and launch it in March the latest. The publication also notes that the S 4 is “expected to be the firm’s most powerful handset yet in terms of hardware specifications and software advancement” – but this, of course, is not at all a surprise.
Unlike the S III, which comes with either a quad-core Exynos processor, or a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon one (depending on the market), the S 4 will reportedly use only quad-core Exynos CPUs. Moreover, it should also feature a 5 inch display – slightly larger than the current 4.8 inch screen.
Since the Galaxy S III (pictured above) was released in May this year, the new version of the smartphone could be out after only 10 months (if it’s going to hit the shelves in March). Meanwhile, the S III is selling very well, and it might reach 30 million units shipped before the end of the year.
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