Samsung Galaxy S4 specs & features wish list
Although the Galaxy S3 (S III) Android smartphone only released in May of this year, attention has already turned to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (S IV?) amid rumors that it may be available early in 2013. Although that may seem some distance away news rumors and leaks are already trickling in and we thought it would be interesting to come up with a wish list of Galaxy S4 specs and features and to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see too.
The Galaxy S3 has been a phenomenal hit all over the world, although those in the US had to wait several months after regions to get their hands on it. A few weeks ago we speculated on what might happen if the Galaxy S4 was brought forward to release with the iPhone 5 as these two flagship phones are usually released at different times and don’t come out as head-to-head competition. Although a direct clash between Samsung’s Galaxy S and Apple’s iPhone is unlikely to happen soon, it does appear that the Galaxy S4 may appear earlier than expected and in another of our recent articles we told how the hype for the S4 had already begun.
We told how one industry insider has already leaked some details of the Galaxy S4 including a 12-megapixel camera with the ability to take 1080p videos with stereo sound, a higher-resolution display and the fact that it will be very much based on multimedia. IBTimes has come up with some features wanted for the Galaxy S4 and we wonder if you will agree with these and also which other specs and features you might want to see. Suggestions include an improved display as the PenTile display of the Galaxy S3 seems to have disappointed some users even though it offers HD resolution.
Another feature hoped for is a bigger battery offering more juice for a device that certainly needs it. The Galaxy S3 stepped up to a 2100mAh battery but this still doesn’t seem to be able to satisfy a lot of users who complain about battery drain. Indeed we recently told how plenty of users still seem to be having problems with battery drain on the Galaxy S3. Another factor that could be better is the design. Although the high-end specs of the Galaxy S3 pleased many there was a lot of criticism regarding its cheap plastic feel so a more cutting-edge design with improved materials would go down well with a lot of potential customers, as well as a larger display, such is the current trend.
Other things mentioned by IBTimes for the Galaxy S4 are an improved S-Voice system, Google Chrome as a default browser, Android Beam and the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, although given the current rate of Android operating system updates there could well be a later OS by the time the Galaxy S4 releases. There may be other things you wish to see on the Galaxy S4 that you’d hoped to see on the Galaxy S3. For instance the Galaxy S3 was heavily rumored to have 2GB of RAM but turned up with 1GB so you may want more and we know that many had hoped for a 10 or 12-megapixel camera rather than the 8-megapixel sensor that arrived.
Alternatively you may want to see other more random additions for the SGS4 such as 3D, waterproofing or the Youm flexible displays that were previously rumored for the Samsung flagship device. We’d be really interested to hear reader’s thoughts on this. Was there something you particularly wanted the Galaxy S3 to have that failed to show? Maybe you have other ideas for a Galaxy S4 features and specs wish list or something groundbreaking perhaps? Send us your comments to let us know.