Although Samsung dismissed the rumors regarding its next-generation flagship Android smartphone – probably called Galaxy S 4 – the device is almost certainly going to be introduced sometime next year.
According to Korean website Asiae, Samsung plans to equip the Galaxy S 4 with a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED display that has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution with 441ppi. This certainly makes sense, since HTC has already unveiled a 1080p smartphone (Verizon’s Droid DNA – which is called HTC Butterfly J in Japan, and should be introduced internationally under a different name).
The 1080p Super AMOLED screen should be unveiled by Samsung at CES 2013 – which will debut on January 8.
Previous reports indicate that the Galaxy S 4 should also come with a new quad-core Exynos Adonis processor that uses 28nm technology, and a 13MP rear camera. It remains to be seen exactly when the upcoming handset will be announced.
Another new Samsung smartphone that should be available starting next year is the Galaxy S II Plus (it’s not the first time we’re hearing about it). SamMobile says this will be announced in December or January. It’s going to be launched in two color versions (white and blue), running Android Jelly Bean, and possibly sporting a qHD display. Price-wise, the S II Plus should be positioned between the Galaxy S III Mini and the Galaxy Premier.