Samsung has been proven as the most successful smartphone manufacturer of 2012 and now is vying for domination in 2013 too, with its super-powered next generation smartphones and tablets.
The Korean mobile giant released an image of its new Exynos 5 Octa chip last week via its Twitter page, and rumors are rife that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will run on the newly minted architecture – which consists of 4 (Yes, four!) beastly Cortex-A15 CPU’s and the newest Mali-T658 GPU (which is also 8-core).
The Galaxy S4, which will likely be revealed in May, looks set to be a solid upgrade over the current model, which has sold more than 30 million units worldwide, and users can look forward to a device which boasts a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED full HD screen, 2GB RAM, a 13-megapixel primary camera and Android 4.2.1 right out of the box, alongside what is likely to be a host of new hardware and software features.
The Galaxy Note 3, however, looks set to be unveiled even sooner than its little brother, at Mobile World Congress, which takes place every February in Barcelona, Spain – and the device is rumored to feature a 6.3-inch flexible display and an even meatier battery than that seen in the Galaxy Note 2.
One thing’s for sure, 2013 looks set to be a banner year in the smartphone world, with the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 going head-to-head with Apple’s new iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2 and Google’s own Nexus 5, not to mention the mythical Motorola X Phone – so keep your eyes peeled and get comfy, because things are warming up already.