Korea’s ETNews reports that Samsung is planning to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S IV equipped with an S Pen in 2013.
Samsung Mobile has reportedly revamped its operations for an April 2013 launch for the Galaxy S IV. The next generation Galaxy S model is reported to be equipped with a 5-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD 1080×1920, 441ppi resolution, which is much higher than that of iPhone 5’s retina display of 326ppi resolution.
New Sensors – IR LED Proximity Sensors
The Galaxy S IV will also come equipped with an IR LED proximity sensor, possibly to enable a direction-enabled motion detection feature. The IR LED sensors are twice as fast as conventional camera sensors currently equipped in most smartphones. Sources say that Maxim Integrated will be supplying the chips for the sensors.
Hardware and Operating System
Galaxy S IV will come with Android Jelly Bean, powered by ARM-based Quad-core Exynos 5440 big.LITTLE architecture equipped with 2 quad-core CPUs (a 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 for high performance processes and a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 for power-saving processes).
Camera and Thickness
Galaxy S4 will equip a 13-megapixels rear camera and a 2-megapixels Full HD front camera. Due to the 13-megapixels camera modules, the S IV will be slightly thicker than its predecessor, Galaxy S3, at 9.2mm.