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Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumored Specs and Features

We are less than a day (actually 17 hrs and 53 mins and counting when this is published ) to when the next flagship Galaxy device, the Galaxy S4, will be revealed and "unpacked" by Samsung in Time Square at 7pm ET. Now a lot of sites are posting last-minute rumor roundups, so I might as well join in with the crowd.

DESIGN: What is going to look and feel like?
There are some reports saying the Samsung S4 will use the same "plastic design" as the Galaxy S3 because of all the success. Don't get me wrong, the S3 sold like hot-cakes and hand-over fist but sometimes plastic can make a phone feel cheaper especially since it's a flagship smartphone. And people are probably going to compare it to other flagship devices like the HTC ONE and the LG Optimus G.

PERFORMANCE: How fast is it really? 
There are some many different rumors of what will be powering the Galaxy S4, from a quad-core processor to a 8-core processor. Some suggest that there will be one version of the S4, with Samsung's Exynos 5 Processor which isn't truly a 8-core processor but it is way more powerful than the Exynos 4 processor in the International S3 and the Note 2. Samsung may release a variant made with HSPA+ radios with their Exynos 5 processor and then the North American version may use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip because it has a built in LTE Radio and 4G LTE is all the rage now-a-days.

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE: What is going to make you want this phone?
Some rumors suggest, that the Galaxy S4 will sport 2GB of RAM, a 4.99" inch or 5 inch 1080p screen with a resolution of 440 PPI which is both a huge improvement over the S3 and outshines the iPhone 5. However it will still be a SuperAMOLED display. A 13-Megapixel Rear-facing Camera would be competive to the LG Optimus G.

The latest version of Android (4.2.1) would be on board along with Samsung TouchWiz Skin to add their own flavour to android. The Galaxy S4 might make good use of eye-tracking technology which in some reports say that Samsung will include some feature(s) called SmartScroll and SmartPause which allow you to navigate let's say your favourite webpage and scroll through the page by looking at the bottom of your screen/ the end of the webpage, then the phone will automatically scroll down for you. SmartPause may allow your phone to pause a video while you aren't looking at the screen or distracted by something else.

Don't forget to check out my LiveBlog at 7pm Sharp, Eastern Standard Time
http://thecanadiantechie.blogspot.ca/2013/03/samsung-galaxy-s4-liveblog-7pm-est.html

You can also watch Samsung's Livestream of the event on their YouTube account
http://www.youtube.com/samsungmobile

SOURCES:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/14/samsung-galaxy-s-iv-the-rumor-roundup/

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/03/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-samsungs-galaxy-s-iv/

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