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Samsung Galaxy S IV: RUMOUR round up

Last updated on: March 14, 2013 12:57 IST

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Gourav Jain

While Samsung Galaxy S IV has been endlessly leaked and reported, nobody knows for sure about the details the company will be adding. The truth will be out when the company unveils the real Galaxy S IV at around 4.25 am, IST.

Impressively, Samsung has managed to maintain the buzz about its latest offering for some months now, despite any solid pre-releases. Samsung just had an invite-table at Mobile World Congress, but other than that, we have heard nothing from the South Korean company on the new smartphone.

Nevertheless, we run you through some of the top rumours and ones we suspect have some truth to them.

Note: The images of Samsung Galaxy S IV in this slideshow are all leaked images. These images are only for representational purpose. Samsung will launch Galaxy S IV at around 4.25 am, India time.

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Design

Reports say that Samsung will be sticking with cheap plastic for the Galaxy S IV, with the company touting its ability to make plastic cheaply and in huge quantities. While this will not be great for users who want a premium build phone, it does mean your phone will be more durable and never out of stock.

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Display

Samsung will be pushing the pixels-game to a completely new level with the S IV, according to many sources with knowledge on Samsung Display work. While the exact pixel-density has not been captured, there is talk that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a 4.8-inch, full-HD screen, possibly hitting over 500ppi.

Along with this the company is also working on colour reproduction techniques and ways to make sure shades and hues are just right for the end user. The company has always delivered on making beautiful and vibrant phones and we believe Samsung will deliver again on this front for the S IV.

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Performance and components

The Galaxy S IV will apparently come with an octo-core processor with ARM's A15-based architecture clocked at 1.8GHz. This will be Samsung's big throw into the court, beating all rivals on core speed and size.

Coming with this big mobile processor will be 2GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of onboard storage.

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Camera

We believe Samsung will be sticking to an eight-megapixel camera, but real work will be put into enhancing the sensor and the design of the camera to capture better pictures in low-light conditions.

Samsung is also working on their own software for the camera and will add their own Photo Sphere application for 360 photos, they may also add a short-video application, similar to Vine.

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User interface

A new version of TouchWiz will apparently come with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, and the phone will run Android 4.2 under the hood. TouchWiz has been a hated Samsung product for many years, but the company is picking up the mistakes and rectifying them.

The new TouchWiz will apparently sport block-like app icon design, new widget interfaces, more tactile design and an impressive new waves on nature enthused backgrounds.

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Features

Eye tracking

Samsung may be adding eye tracking to the Galaxy S IV. This will mainly be used for reading: when a user nears the end of the page, they will set a timer to flip automatically.

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Wireless charging

With the Lumia 920 and Nexus 4 both adding wireless charging kits to their devices, we suspect the Galaxy S IV will have the same technology to make this possible.

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IR blaster

You will now be able to control your Samsung TV and other TVs through the IR blaster, and we suspect Samsung will give you some guidelines so they make profit from this.

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Health app

The health app allows you to monitor a lot of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and weight, for those fitness and diet users.

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NFC (Samsung Wallet)

NFC will be added to the Samsung Galaxy S IV, as it has to almost all new top-tier devices. Samsung Wallet will allow you to transact using NFC and store all your credit cards.

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Conclusion

There is a lot on the table for the Samsung Galaxy S IV, we just will have to wait for another 10 odd hours to see if Samsung want to go big or keep it safe.

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