The Galaxy S3 (S III) smartphone has been a runaway success for Samsung and is still selling like hotcakes in the run up to the holiday season. However plenty of people have already turned their attention to the Galaxy S4 (S IV), which could see a release in the early part of 2013. One of the few things sometimes criticized about the Galaxy S3 was the design so it does look likely there will be a design change with the S4. Today we have a render to show you for the Galaxy S4 and we want to discuss some realistic specs.
As we’ve already said the Galaxy S3 is hugely popular but although some consumers were happy enough with the design, there were plenty more who felt the design looked cheap and felt cheap. This is something that Samsung could really improve upon with the next Galaxy S phone and below you can see a concept rendering of the Galaxy S4, which comes from designer Alessio94x. We’re pretty impressed with this design that manages to retain the overall look of the Galaxy S phones while offering enough of a change to make a difference and we imagine that plenty of readers would be happy to see the real Galaxy S4 turn up looking like this.
This Galaxy S4 image gives the impression of a very sleek and stylish handset and like it has a more premium finish and feel than its predecessor. It looks as though it has a textured rear and we’d like to think this could be a soft-finish to get away from the plastic-feel that cheapens the S3. The design also shows rear and front camera sensors and along with dual-LED flash we’d imagine that Samsung might step up to a 12-megapixel rear camera and we have previously heard rumors that video capture will feature stereo sound.
We’ve just had the release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the new Nexus 4 phone and by the time the Galaxy S4 arrives it seems likely that it will run the next major OS upgrade, Key Lime Pie, although it’s too early to tell whether this might be 4.3 or possibly Android 5.0. Other inclusions that seem more than plausible are LTE and NFC and possibly enhanced versions of S Voice and Nature UX. As far as processor, a step up to a 2GHz quad-core Exynos processor doesn’t sound impossible and while ever-increasing screen sizes are very much the trend we feel the 4.8-inches of the Galaxy S3 is still plenty big enough.
Talking about displays, we’ve spoken before about the new flexible Youm displays that Samsung is developing for 2013 and so it also looks feasible that a flexible display may feature on either the Galaxy S4 or the Galaxy Note 3. On top of all this with the anticipated spec upgrades we are hoping for we’d like to see a much larger battery capacity to cope with it all. You may also be interested in our previous look at a video concept design for the Galaxy S4.
We’d like to hear from readers about the design render above and if it’s something you’d like to see for the Galaxy S4? Also taking a look at the specs we are hoping to see on the S4 is there anything you feel is an unrealistic expectation? Maybe you have ideas of your own for the Galaxy S4, such as stepping up storage to a 128GB model, being dustproof, waterproof or having a 3D display for example, or some other groundbreaking feature you’d like to see? Let us know with your comments.
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