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A Samsung Galaxy S4? Another Android Knockout in 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Notes 1 and 2 have been the heyday of Samsung during the year of 2012. These mobile devices have made Samsung the top Android competitor against the Apple Corporation. If you think that the Korean-based company is finished with its work, think again. 2013 looks to be a promising year for the Apple competitor, and the Galaxy S4 is at the top of the Android rumor list.

The Galaxy S4 was denied earlier this Fall by Samsung, who took to Twitter to respond to the rumor that circulated like wildfire about the company’s newest smartphone in 2013. It was said then that Samsung would reveal the anticipated smartphone at CES in February. Despite Samsung’s bold response by way of social networking, the rumor has yet to die; in fact, there is now more insight into the specs of the S4 than there was earlier this Fall.

The currently-reigning Samsung Galaxy S3 has a dual-core processor, a feature that allows the S3 to open applications and move from one web page to another twice as fast as other smartphones (hence, “dual” core). The Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a quad-core processor, making it four times as fast as its smartphone competitors. The GS3 also has a 1.9 megapixel, front-facing camera for video chats (such as Skype; Skype, however, does not offer an Android video feature in its Skype chat currently) and self-portraits. The rear-facing, 8-megapixel camera allows you to take great photos of other persons as well as objects, places, events, and other memories that you want to last forever. In the place of the rear-facing 8-megapixel camera, Samsung intends to provide a 13-megapixel, rear-facing camera so that pictures come out even clearer and more well-defined. The Nokia Lumia 920 has an 8.7-megapixel back camera, so the Galaxy S4 would have a much larger camera than that of the Nokia Lumia 920 – although the Lumia would surpass the GS4 in terms of its Carl Zeiss optics.

Other rumors consist of the following:

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • 1.8Ghz processor
  • Mali 400 MP GPU
  • 1080p HD display
  • screen size: 5.0 inches

Android 5.0 would be an interesting Android update to bring to the Galaxy collection, especially when you consider that 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is still the standard operating system, many Android customers still have 2.3 (Gingerbread), and only a tiny fraction of Android users have 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Google retained the “Jelly Bean” label for its 4.2 update (although many assumed 4.2 would receive the nomenclature of “Key Lime Pie.” This label will be retained for the new update in 2013. The 1.8Ghz processor, like the quad-core, will make the Android phone faster than its predecessors – always a mark of Android phones. The 1080p HD display is becoming a standard pixel density by which to view high-definition videos and movies.

Samsung denied the GS4 was in the works, but the company has to make additional phones in order to keep its cash flow going. With that said, the company has invested too much into the Galaxy label to desert it now.  A GS4 knockout phone for 2013 seems probable, in light of these amazing specs.