Samsung appears to be gearing up to launch yet another threat against the iPad with two new slates that’ll boast mouthwatering 2560×1600 displays. One is expected to offer a 10-inch screen that’s just slightly bigger than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display, while the other will be a larger 12.2-inch model.
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Samsung is hoping to break its previous sales records and ship a whopping 500 million smartphones during 2013, according to sources in the Korean company’s supply chain, who have been speaking to DigiTimes.
One display manufacturer in China is said to be shipping approximately 10 million panels per month for Samsung’s entry-level and midrange devices.
If you’re upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S4 later this month, but you’re worried you may have to give up some of your tweaks and custom ROMs until it gets rooted, then worry no more. The eight-core Exynos 5 Octa version of the device has already been rooted before it even goes on sale.
The Galaxy Note II’s 5.5-inch display makes it one of the biggest smartphones on the market, but it’s still a pocketable device that can be used comfortably all day every day. Samsung could be planning to make it even bigger next time around, however. According to a source in the company’s supply chain, the Galaxy Note III will have a larger 5.9-inch display with a full 1080p resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch in the United Kindgom without a new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, the Korean company has confirmed. It will instead be equipped with a 1.9GHz quad-core processor that will play nicely with the U.K.’s forthcoming 4G LTE networks.
Samsung has promised that many of its new smartphone features, which will make their debut on the Galaxy S4 next month, will be coming to its predecessor, the Galaxy S III. ”Anything that we can do that’s not dependent on hardware like infrared, we’ll definitely bring to all the flagship devices,” said the company’s vice president of portfolio planning, Nick DiCarlo.
It’s now just a matter of hours before Samsung shows up in New York City’s Times Square and unveils its much-anticipated Galaxy S IV. But it looks like someone’s already gone ahead and spoiled the surprise — again. The device has today been leaked in a gallery of high quality photographs posted to a Chinese message board, which come with a detailed list of specifications attached.
On Thursday, March 14, Samsung will unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV at an event in New York City’s Times Square. The Korean company has been very secretive about its next-generation Android flagship — as it was with the Galaxy S III last year — but pictures of the new device may have been leaked ahead of its official debut.
The image you see above was posted to Chinese forum 52 Samsung, and it’s just one of many of that purportedly show the Galaxy S IV. The handset looks a lot like a Galaxy Note II — albeit a slightly smaller version — but according to a benchmark test, its internals are very different.
While Samsung may be keeping the Galaxy S IV a closely-guarded secret until its grand unveiling on March 14, that hasn’t stopped a number of screenshots that were supposedly taken on the device itself from being leaked. One of the images reveals the handset’s specifications, which include a 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel camera.
There’s no sign of Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, however.
Samsung’s Galaxy S IV event is “definitely” scheduled for March 14, according to sources familiar with the Korean company’s plans. On Monday, we heard the device would be unveiled on that date at an event in New York City, and those claims have now been “confirmed.” However, it’s still unclear when the device — which is likely to be one of the most successful smartphones of 2013 — will go on sale.