Samsung is going to announce its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, next week.
This is a really big moment for Samsung. It has successfully transitioned from being some boring phone maker to one of the premier brands in the world.
The S IV could be its peak, or it could be the next step on the path to world domination. It all depends on how good the phone is.
Since you're probably curious about what Samsung has in store, we've summed up just about everything you need to know about the phone in this post.
The screen is going to be really big
Samsung is planning to make the screen 5-inches. (Measured diagonally.) Its last flagship phone, the Galaxy S III was 4.8-inches measured diagonally. It doesn't sound like a big difference, but it is.
Is the screen going to be too big?
We can't answer this right now, but a 5-inch screen is really big. It's almost comical to make phone calls with a giant phone. But, Samsung sold a fair amount of the 5-inch Galaxy Note, so it thinks people want the bigger screen. Plus, we're mostly using our smartphones as computers so, bigger can be better.
It will be plastic with aluminum sides
A lot of people were hoping Samsung would splurge and use better materials for its new phone. According to various reports, the case will be plastic, which feels cheap compared to the iPhone or HTC's latest phone. Samsung is doing it because it's lighter, easier to make, and costs less.