According to a fresh report, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship is about to do away with two of the previous generation's staples - the AMOLED display and the Exynos CPU. The upcoming Korean flagship will reportedly feature a 4.99" 1080p SoLux display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset whose CPU cores tick at 1.9GHz.
While the technology behind the SoLux display is yet to be revealed, the leaked boot screen of the Samsung Galaxy S IV points at an LCD-looking unit. As for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset - it has already proven to be the leggiest around in the HTC One. We do however, wonder where will the Exynos 5 Octa silicon end up going.
Further leaked specs include 2GB of RAM, 16, 32, and 64GB options for built-in memory, as well as a 13MP camera. The Samsung Galaxy S IV will reportedly sport measures of 140.1 x 71.8 x 7.7mm, and a weight of 138 grams. The battery will be user-replaceable.
The configuration with a centrally located home button and touch buttons on its sides is said to be present in the upcoming Galaxy S IV. The device will reportedly have a plastic back with aluminum sides. A black and white color options will be available at launch.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is rumored for an announcement on March 14. Until then, use the mandatory pinch of salt when threading through the leaked specs.
You haven't even seen it to make any judgements on the phone. There's no AMOLED screen and they aren't even using their own processor.
Well that is probably because AMOLED (Active Matrix Organix Light Emittin Diode) display is not like LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). AMOLED display has a way wider contrast ratio and does not require a light source or any panes of glass. AMOLED screens...
AMOLED displays are FAR from bright! I've seen a Galaxy S2 and S3 at the highest brightness and they still looked pretty dim compared to my lame old Optimus at the lowest brightness setting! However, power consumption may be an issue! On the other ha...