Hopefully we’ll see some nice hardware design in the S4. Samsung really needs to step up in that category. HTC One design better than the Galaxy S III design.
Samsung is no stranger to using Qualcomm’s chip in its flagship, with the Japanese and North American variants of Galaxy S III shipping with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, instead of Samsung’s own quad-core Exynos 4, that powered the phone in other markets.
So far these are the rumored specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- Or Octa-core Exynos 5
- LCD3 display
- Samsung’s infamous AMOLED display
- 4.99-inch full-HD display
- 2GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage options
- 13-megapixel camera
These are good specs but nothing innovative, but are they enough for the hardcore user?. This is almost like an iPhone’s jump to 3G to 3GS or 4 to 4S. And I’ve said it before, I’m not really all that surprised. After all, how much more innovative can you get in a mobile phone?
As someone else commented on a popular forum, the fact that making phones bigger and bigger is not a direction to follow. Smartphone should fit in your pocket and if it fails to do so – it is a tablet. Don’t get me wrong people – I’m jumping sky high when I think about new GS, but looking at manufactures does feel like a size war.
What actually is the key for success is smoothness of software and good look. What happens right now is a situation when people get quad core, 5.5 inch monsters which tend to have stop-and-go series instead of butter slide. Come on, putting stronger hardware into crappy software is a war lost at the start line. Second thing I must admit I really don’t understand is the bloatware at the carrier-covered phones…But as many say: if you don’t know why something happens, it is because of the money 🙂