Most probably, Samsung will not unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S4 – at CES 2013 this week. Still, this doesn’t mean the device isn’t almost ready for an official announcement.
If the S4’s model number is GT-i9500 (as rumored recently), then the handset has already made an appearance over at Samsung’s Global Download Center website – as the GT-i9500X. Of course, only the model number has appeared there, not an image of the smartphone or details about its features.
The Galaxy S from 2010 is the GT-i9000, the S II from 2011 is the GT-i9100, and the S III from last year is the GT-i9300. So it makes a lot of sense for the GT-i9500 to be the Galaxy S4, doesn’t it?
Assuming everything we’ve heard about the S4 until now is true, the handset should feature a Full HD (1980 x 1020) 5 inch Super AMOLED screen, a new quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 2GHz, and a 13MP rear camera. Depending on exactly when it’s going to hit the market, the Galaxy S4 could run either Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, or Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The new Galaxy should be Samsung’s first smartphone to come with a 1080p display.