Will Samsung totally kill the iPhone with the Galaxy S4? The company will definitely be gunning for it and hope that what S3 started off will be finally accomplished by the S4.
If we simply go by the rumours and leaks, that have emerged so far, the Galaxy S4, scheduled to be launched either during the second or third quarter of the year will be far more superior in terms of features to what Apple might be planning for the iPhone6.
Reports have already emerged that the S4 could will come with the S Pen stylus, laser keyboard and 1080p Full HD screen.
Those using the Galaxy Note and Note 2 are already aware of the features of the SPen and the S4 integrated with a similar stylus will be an amazing hands on for its users and will also be the first such device to use the facility.
Meanwhile, a mockup video from Rozetked, dreams of an S4 with a laser keyboard, projected onto a plain surface.
The video also describes the next generation phone to come with a 5 inch AMOLED display and an ultra slim design (world’s thinnest), 13 MP camera, 2 GHz 4 Quad Processor, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, etc.
However it is still not clear if Samsung would incorporate its flexible AMOLED display into the forthcoming model.
The company first displayed a design of the flexible screen at CES 2011.
There were some reports earlier this year that indicated that Samsung was starting production of its flexible AMOLED displays. However it was later clarified that Samsung was delaying mass production for the flexible displays until 2013.
Galaxy S4, it is now being said could be released as early as April 2013. However Samsung is in no hurry. It announced its S3 in May and released it in June. The device has emerged as serious contender to the iPhone and has already sold about 18 million models, compared with
16.2 million sales of the iPhone4S, in the third quarter of 2012.
Now compare this with the iPhone6 rumours. The new device expected to be released sometime in June 2013.
According to a report by Business Insider quoting Jefferies analyst Peter Misek the device will come in 6 to 8 colours, a super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC.
The report also adds that possible updates will include an IGZO screen for Retina+, apart from 128GB storage.
According to Misek, there are a number of different iPhone 6 prototypes circulating
“Several iPhone 6 prototypes appear to be floating around. The model with a 4.8" screen is the most interesting. It has a Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, and a new form factor with no home button. Full gesture control is also possibly included,”
the note adds.
The third quarter of 2013 will thereby emerge a crucial period for both leading brands for supremacy.