Samsung Galaxy S IV specs: Floating Touch, PHOLED display, Android 4.2.1

Samsung Galaxy S IV specs: Floating Touch, PHOLED display, Android 4.2.1The Samsung Galaxy S IV launch takes place on Thursday, but we’ve still a few days left to squeeze in some eleventh-hour rumours before it all becomes an iPhone 5-crushing reality.

We’re perusing what appears to be a fairly comprehensive Samsung Galaxy S IV spec sheet. Indeed, it’s probably the most in-depth preview to date. Check it out, bro.

Diving straight in, we’re told to expect the Samsung Galaxy S IV to embrace floating touch technology, as found on the Sony Xperia Sola.

That means you’ll be able to perform unique operations by floating (as opposed to touching). For example, hovering above a photo album might give you a preview of its contents, while actually pressing the screen would take you inside.

We’re also told to brace for something called – not AMOLED, but – PHOLED; phosphorus OLED. According to SamMobile’s source, it’s “25% more efficient”, which means better battery life. No arguments here.

Other Samsung Galaxy S IV specs are said to include a 1080p resolution on the 4.99in display, Samsung Orb (Sammo’s Photo Sphere, essentially), and Jelly Bean Android 4.2.1 out of the box - with an upgrade to Android 4.2.2 "in the same month of release".

What’s that? You want more Samsung Galaxy S IV specs? You got ‘em. How about a 13MP rear camera, octo-core Exynos Octa processor and 2GB of RAM.

However, before you go wetting your pants, the source notes that there are various Samsung Galaxy S IV prototypes kicking around, and as such it’s difficult to know which specs will materialise on Thursday. Stay tuned…

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 13:43

Same rumour mill reckons some markets will get Super-LCD screens... that'll make a lot
of AMOLED groupies very sad indeed. Well. happy mothers day! :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:09

Same rumour mill reckons some markets will get Super-LCD screens... that'll make a lot
of AMOLED groupies very sad indeed. Well. happy mothers day! :p

On the basis that's not likely to be the UK or US, how much of a fuss do you really think we'll hear about that?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:19

Same rumour mill reckons some markets will get Super-LCD screens... that'll make a lot
of AMOLED groupies very sad indeed. Well. happy mothers day! :p

On the basis that's not likely to be the UK or US, how much of a fuss do you really think we'll hear about that?
UK will get TFT :p

Yeah, you're right. :(

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:33

Same rumour mill reckons some markets will get Super-LCD screens... that'll make a lot
of AMOLED groupies very sad indeed. Well. happy mothers day! :p

On the basis that's not likely to be the UK or US, how much of a fuss do you really think we'll hear about that?
UK will get TFT :p

Yeah, you're right. :(

It won't be called the S4 anyway, it'll be like the Galaxy R (I think that was what it was called) was to the S2. I think we're more likely to hear whining from the US if they find out they're not getting the Octo-core Exynos 5, but the Snapdragon 600 because of LTE compatibility.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:40

http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/lifeatuoft/files/2011/05/lolcat_bored.jpg

Sorry... oops,
I think it won't matter. It'll sell and sell and sell and sell and sell and sell...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:43

http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/lifeatuoft/files/2011/05/lolcat_bored.jpg

Sorry... oops,
I think it won't matter. It'll sell and sell and sell and sell and sell and sell...

True and true and true and true....

I hope they make it good, though. I basically just wanna know what the Note 3 will be like (take the S4 specs and make every number a bit bigger :p).

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:51

http://fleeced.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/regret.jpg

Yeah, I wonder if they'll actually approach the 6-inch limit with the Note 3?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 14:56

http://fleeced.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/regret.jpg

Yeah, I wonder if they'll actually approach the 6-inch limit with the Note 3?

My guess? 5.9" 1080p. They could cut bezel from the N2 to fit the larger display (not that the N2 has much bezel...).

BlogReaper  Mar. 10, 2013 at 15:14

Looks like mobot is dying a slow death if the only conversation is two mods having a pointless argument!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 15:35

Looks like mobot is dying a slow death if the only conversation is two mods having a pointless argument!

Yeah well, with people like you joining just to share such a huge insight with us, it's that or suicide.

Now - anything to contribute about the rumours surrounding the SGS4?
Not even a lolcat?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 15:52

Looks like mobot is dying a slow death if the only conversation is two mods having a pointless argument!
I think "argument" might be pushing it a bit...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 16:16

Looks like mobot is dying a slow death if the only conversation is two mods having a pointless argument!
I think "argument" might be pushing it a bit...


Since he mentions 'pointless', he probably means our 'argument' with him?

an1  Mar. 10, 2013 at 16:30

Wot, no HDR video? No wireless charging?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 16:43

Wot, no HDR video? No wireless charging?

I read somewhere ELSE wireless charging was a 'definite'... HDR video is a bit gimmicky, no?

martinwallis  Mar. 10, 2013 at 17:01

Lets hope trouser makers start making extra large pockets, these things are getting to absolute ridiculous sizes, it's a phone it still needs to be portable for crying out loud!

shuwaz  Mar. 10, 2013 at 18:50

Looks like mobot is dying a slow death if the only conversation is two mods having a pointless argument!

Hey, I'm still here...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 19:49

Lets hope trouser makers start making extra large pockets, these things are getting to absolute ridiculous sizes, it's a phone it still needs to be portable for crying out loud!

agree... I find little use for anything between 4.3-in and 7-in - either too big for comfortable 'handy' use, or too small to add much that a smaller phone can't do as well.
But hey, millions disagree.

lutin  Mar. 10, 2013 at 22:52

I've got a Note 2, and honestly the size isn't really that big an issue. It certainly doesn't outweigh the advantage of a huge screen.
Once you go big, you won't go back!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2013 at 22:58

Hahaha

Stelph  Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:54

Over the weekend I was playing with an LG Optimus 3D since its always been one that interested me and you can pick them up for not very much, its absolutely massive! Deeply concerned that phones are continuing to get larger, or at the very least, the top spec internals are only going into the largest phones (looking at you S3 mini)

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