Woohooo! In case you haven't heard yet, we're getting it. Here's the even better part... it's ALREADY IN TESTING! Yep, that's right. Multiple sources told me today that field techs have already been carrying this device before officially even announced by Samsung! That's amazing news and just means we will see it even sooner Rumor is Late April/early May but that seems early us. We pinpoint more around June, like the Samsung Galaxy S III. We'll update you if we hear anything different. Any guesses on price?
Here's the specs straight from Samsung:
Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market) Display 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi AP 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Camera Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p) Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports
Additional Features Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,
Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling) Samsung WatchON S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly) Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring Samsung KNOX (B2B only) Google Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) GPS / GLONASS NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE) IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0 Sensor Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer Temperature & Humidity, Gesture Memory 16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB) 2GB RAM Dimension 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g Battery 2,600 mAh
Now, we all know they are offering 3 different storage options but my mind goes straight to the S3 fiasco of 32 GB devices shipping later than everybody else. I'm not sure if they really did in the end or how that worked out but do you think we could see the same deal with the 64 GB model? Do you even think US Cellular will offer the 64 GB model to possibly save money? All this is speculation of course. What about your thoughts? Favorite feature you're looking forward to? I'm definitely interested in this Smart scrolling, personally. Let us know what you think!