There’s new information about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, an upcoming iteration of the Galaxy S. The handset is expected to be revealed at Mobile World Congress next month, and could be released on or around April 15. Once it is on the market, this model will likely be introduced by all of the top wireless carriers around the world.
According to SamMobile, the device was originally built under the codename “Project J” but has now been changed to “Altius(J)”.
Despite all of the details have leaked out about the upcoming device, it remains unclear as to what this new handset will be called. Typically it would be safe to assume that the new Galaxy S device would simply be called the Galaxy S IV. However, in Samsung’s home country of Korea, the number four is considered bad luck, so we may see the new handset under a different title.
While the name may still be a question mark, there is additional unconfirmed information about the Altius (model number GT-I9500). The next Galaxy S is expected to run Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) on an Exynos 4 Octa (8-core) CPU with a Mali-T658 (8-core) GPU and 2GB of RAM.
It will allegedly have a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED Full HD resolution touchscreen, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Additionally, the previous rumor that the Galaxy S IV would offer wireless charging is supposedly true, and Samsung will offer a back cover with wireless charging capabilities for it. It’s expected to house a 2600mAh battery.
A New Picture?
A separate report that also surfaced today includes a supposed image (located at the top right) of the smartphone. However, the validity of the image seems unlikely, as the UI looks almost identical to the current TouchWiz UX, and the design of the frame seems to be similar to the Galaxy Note II.