Samsung Galaxy S4 (codenamed Altius) could start shipping in April. Galaxy Note 8.0 pictured?
It looks like Samsung’s next high-end Galaxy S smartphone will start shipping in April. At least that’s what Sam Mobile is saying, adding that the new handset – which might be called Samsung Galaxy S4 when it arrives – is currently codenamed Samsung Altius.
Reportedly, the Galaxy S4 will be available in black and white for the beginning – unlike the Galaxy S III, which was launched initially in blue and white (other color versions being released later). It’s said that the new flagship device will feature wireless charging capabilities, and a 2,600 mAha battery – a significant improvement over the S III’s 2,100 mAh battery.
Other than that, the S4 should come with a 5 inch 1080p display, quad-core Exynos processor, at least 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera.
Another upcoming Samsung Android device is the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 (its existence being confirmed yesterday). The Note 8.0 has seemingly appeared in a screenshot for the first time, but we can’t confirm this is the real deal:
As previously rumored, the Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with Android Jelly Bean, a 1280 x 800 display, S Pen, quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, 5MP rear camera, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
While the Note 8.0 will most probably be announced at MWC 2013 next month, the Galaxy S4 will not. Samsung is going to host a separate event for the S4, but it remains ti be seen exactly when this will happen.