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Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) anticipated Galaxy S IV will be announced on March 15, SamMobile reports -...

Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) anticipated Galaxy S IV will be announced on March 15, SamMobile reports - the site has been an accurate source of Samsung rumors in the past. The device will reportedly go on sale in Europe and Asia in April, and hit North America in May or June. Rumored specs include a 5" 1080p OLED display, Exynos 5 Octa processor (for some models, at least), and 13MP camera. Possible/likely suppliers (I, II) include BRCM, QCOM, PANL, SWKS, ADNC, and MXIM.
Comments (42)
  • I predict it outsells the IPhone bigtime
    6 Feb 2013, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • It's an IPhone 5/5S killer on specs.
    6 Feb 2013, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • I hope they keep the "brick" feature.



    Did they ever issue a redesigned board to fix that?
    6 Feb 2013, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • Actually, reading the comments, all Apple has to do to double revenues and profits is:
    1. Make the same phone Sammy is planning
    2. Give it an Apple design so it will actually look and work better than the Galaxy S IV
    3. Sell it for $200 more than Sammy (which, BTW, APPLE'S CUSTOMERS WILL PAY BUT SAMMY'S WON'T)
    4. Bank the profits and let Sammy sue Apple for a change since Sammy isn't winning any lawsuits.
    5. Let the Apple haters have a field day.
    6 Feb 2013, 07:09 PM Reply Like
  • And which strategy, I'd forgotten to mention, is what Apple has done to Xerox, Microsoft, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony, Disney (see Pixar) and every other industrial company within it's area of competence.


    Feel free to add any companies you think I've neglected and surely add any that have, in the long run, beaten Apple at it's own game.
    6 Feb 2013, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • That might require putting things in that might kill margins like a removable battery and expandable storage, things that aapl doesn't like to do
    6 Feb 2013, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • A decent sized screen as well!
    6 Feb 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Great, another iPhone killer.
    6 Feb 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • i'm sure AAPL is completely unaware and unprepared for this...


    I remember the first time I mistook a Hyundai for a Lexus. Genius, but still didn't want to make me go out an buy a Hyundai.


    Samsung will continue to gain low margin marketshare and put up a good fight for the affluent consumer, but not "kill" anything Apple makes. And they will continue to spend billions. (Billions more than AAPL too) on marketing and advertising. Should be fun but an iPhone killer? just like the new bb?


    6 Feb 2013, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • haha! You noticed that too? Those Hyundais and Kias all have design similarities to Hondas and Lexuses. And they sure make lots of different models.
    6 Feb 2013, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • Lexus started making a Veloster?
    6 Feb 2013, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • Looked at them but like Nissan Optima and Infiniti G37 better for the money. The G37 is by far the best entry-lux car for the money on the road, IMO.


    Oh, yeah, Samsung will eventually make an Apple killer with great specs, but Apple will always make the cachet product that gets the luxury money.
    6 Feb 2013, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • Both enormous S Korean companies as well... Interesting.


    As a natural contrarian, I am going to guess that right now AAPL is ok with this frantic competition and the lengths that Samsung (and Nokia etc) are going to break into the high end market. They are more aware of the spefics, and much earlier, than any news source


    The Art of War says that deception is the most effective strategy. Feigning weakness and injury to lull your enemy into making bold moves.. The small band of warriors being chased by the large army into an indefensible valley - soon to be surrounded on all sides... (sorry, just had my afternoon coffee :)


    AAPL has been awfully quiet. I think an array of options for the iPhone line is forthcoming.
    6 Feb 2013, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • Apple is ALWAYS quiet. You can call that a tactical strength or a tactical deficiency, but they are always quiet.
    7 Feb 2013, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • This will outsell the iPhone currently, but that's not saying that much considering they have opposite release schedules. If Apple doesn't wow with their next handset, they are in trouble from Samsung.
    6 Feb 2013, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, but are they truly innovating...........n... of TV's, copies of fridges, copies of hoovers, have Samsung come up with anything truly original!
    6 Feb 2013, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Yeah, things like smart screens, smart calling, the first front-facing camera (yes Samsung put a FRONT facing camera on its phone first, before Apple) are def not original.




    Among other things, Apple stole camera unlock from Android's ICS. The next thing you know, the new IPhone will have a 5" screen with a stylus and allow for widgets and improved notifcations.
    6 Feb 2013, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • Apple should not only make a 5" screen optional version, but also keep its 4" advanced iPHONE version, since alot of the market wants a smaller screen version can easily use in 1 hand and fits in shirt pocket as well.
    6 Feb 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • I don't see how Samsung can put a quad core A15 in a phone, unless they have an aux battery the size of a coke can that users will strap on. Even with a BIG/little scheme, it will use way, way too much power. They know how to design phones, but remember that the iPhone 5 gets about 100% better normalized battery life than the Galaxy S3 when it is loaded up. Should be interesting.
    6 Feb 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Apple just passed Samsung this quarter in sales in the I phone and did 69% of profits, more than double that thief Samsung, sho by the way has a Chairman of the Board who is a convicted felon..
    6 Feb 2013, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • Maybe Samsung will also include a battery that works this time around. Any stolen patent issues on this new release? Oh, and is the chairman been cleared of his fraud charges?
    6 Feb 2013, 06:41 PM Reply Like
  • My galaxy note 2 outlasts most other phones on the market.
    6 Feb 2013, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • For God's sake when you have a phablet that's big enough to hold a 3,100mAh battery of course it last longer than most smart phones. If you strapped a 5 lb lead acid battery to it, it would last even longer.


    If I put a juice pack on my iphone it would last longer too and I could still put it in my shirt pocket.
    7 Feb 2013, 08:42 AM Reply Like
  • yeah, but would it be smart enough to keep your screen on when you're looking at it and turn off when you aren't?


    Would it be smart enough to dial a contact that you have pulled up when you put your phone to your ear?


    Will it seemlessly share content with non IDevices without going through a lot of extra steps?
    7 Feb 2013, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • Excuse me, but your point was that you have a battery in your Note that will outlast other smartphone. Well yeah, it's a frigging phablet that's twice the size of a most smartphones. Can you put your Note in your front shirt pocket?


    Are you saying your Note battery is smart enough to dial a contact? That would be a really smart battery. I am not aware of any other battery that can do that. And a battery that will seemlessly share content. Wow! You don't even need a smartphone any more. You just need a 3,100mAh battery.
    8 Feb 2013, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • Jealous that your IPhone doesn't do that stuff, huh Gensearch..... It's ok man. Maybe AAPL will rip it off for the next IPhone
    8 Feb 2013, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • I'm surprised you're not bragging about the strongest feature of your Note .... Security ... no one wants to steal that POS.


    I'm not sure what seemlessly share content without extra steps even means. I share content without even paying any attention to the receiving platform. Windows, Apple, Android, Linux. ... I don't do anything different.


    How do you stream content to an Apple TV?


    I pull up contacts and dial them with the call to Siri. You apparently want to do it in two steps. That's fine. It's not the end of the world if you use two steps to make phone calls.


    Looking at the screen is a cute feature. I find the LG feature of putting their smartphone face down and it automatically going into Do not disturb. I find that more usable than having my smartphone which my eyeballs. But hey, if watching your eyeballs turns you on that's awesome.


    And then you have this feature over Apple.



    Very versatile.


    Everyone has their own priorities. As I mentioned a few times before, I have a high priority on security. When it comes to security, Android is on the bottom of the list. If you want security you either go with Blackberry or iOS.
    9 Feb 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Are you seriously going to post a link to an article on a battery accident and try to make it sounds like that's the Galaxy Note's fault? I guess the IPhone is so awesome you could probably carry 4 Li batteries in your pocket and be just fine


    Try harder (just even a little..)
    9 Feb 2013, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting that a Samsung 'current' that makes no mention of AAPL gets posted as an AAPL 'current'... try googling "apple itunes" today and see what happens.


    I guess some non-news about what Samsung is planning is more of an Apple current than what Apple is actually doing - 25 billion times. But SA isn't biased... that would be conspiracy theory talk, right?
    6 Feb 2013, 08:22 PM Reply Like
  • yup. Samsung really gets under the skin of AAPL fanbois. It's what happens when you make a product that can rival (and in some ways, exceed) AAPL and steal marketshare
    6 Feb 2013, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • Uh, was talking about seeking alpha, not samsung. But whatever.


    Funny you use the word fanboi though - it's fairly clear you are the definition of a samsung fanboi. Apple's record stands on its own, as does Samsung's. I know which company I'll invest in.
    7 Feb 2013, 08:05 AM Reply Like
  • Re: "Samsung really gets under the skin of AAPL fanbois."


    ROTFLMAO. The lead story is about Samsung and the first two comments are about Apple. You people are obsessed about Apple.
    7 Feb 2013, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • Apple shares are taking a real beating on this Galaxy 4 rumor.
    8 Feb 2013, 10:41 AM Reply Like
  • More like taking a beating on an overhyped, underperforming iPhone 5. AAPL is learning. They are copying the smaller tablet format from Android, and soon enough will be releasing 5"/iPhablet phones again, copying Android/Samsung.
    8 Feb 2013, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • Apple makes more profit than any non-oil company on the planet in one quarter ... How's Samsung doing?


    Apple collects 72% of all smartphone profit. How much does Samsung make?
    9 Feb 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • I let the courts fight out the patents and trademark issues. .... How much is Samsung on tap to pay Apple? A little over a Billion.


    Do you expect Samsung to take it off the bottom line and reduce profits by a billion or will the increase their prices to cover that?
    9 Feb 2013, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • Maybe you should explain to Samsung execs about Apple products being overhyped.


    Samsung exec: I use iPhone, iPad, Macs at home


    And he is the chief strategy officer at Samsung. Woo, Woo Chop Chop.
    9 Feb 2013, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • look for Cirrus Logic to saupply the audio chips for the Galaxy S4
    7 Feb 2013, 01:19 AM Reply Like
  • "The device will reportedly go on sale in Europe and Asia in April, and hit North America in May or June."


    Does this mean we can expect the carriers (ie Verizon) to have the phone available in May or June 2013?
    7 Feb 2013, 02:01 AM Reply Like
  • what the heck does one need with an octa-core CPU on a smartphone today? h.265 HEVC real time encoding? have a sunspider score that beats Haswell ? 120fps rendering of Halo ?


    or is this horsepower for the sake of bragging rights ?
    7 Feb 2013, 03:24 PM Reply Like
  • Once we have apps/OS that are properly written for it, it will be great for multi-tasking. Supposedly, Samsung's Octo-core will improve performance and battery life

    7 Feb 2013, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • IGZO will be the next tech that deals in any substantial way with battery life. Processors can only give you small incremental improvements in power consumption.


    It would be nice if the app developers started writing proper code for Android. Good luck on that.
    8 Feb 2013, 10:44 AM Reply Like
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