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Galaxy S4 rumored for March release

By KH디지털뉴스부공용

Published : Jan. 27, 2013 - 15:47

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Samsung Electronics, the world’s top cellphone maker, is expected to organize a major ceremony to unveil its latest Galaxy S4 in the U.S.

The “Mobile Unpacked” event for the newest Galaxy phone is likely to be held on March 22, according to media and industry sources last week. 

SamMobile, an online community dedicated to delivering news involving Samsung, also cited insiders who said that the Korean electronics firm will ship the new Galaxy S4 beginning in April. It also said Samsung was planning to offer the new handset in two colors ― black and white.

In other features, a wireless charging dock station and an Exynos 5 Octa mobile application processor ― unveiled for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month ― was expected for the latest in the Galaxy lineup. 

With the rumored 4.99-inch Super AMOLED Full High Definition Resolution display and 2 gigabyte of RAM, the next Galaxy S device is also to have a high-capacity 2600 mAh battery as well as a 13-megapixel camera. It is also expected to use the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

On a related front, Samsung has recently registered two new patents “Eye Scroll” and “Eye Pause” for smartphones and tablets in Europe on Jan. 21. Although the details of the new features were not laid out, industry insiders say it will possibly be similar to Samsung’s “Smart Stay” function, which is an eye-tracking technology that prevents the display from dimming as long as the user’s eyes are looking at the screen.

Other than the rumored specs for the new Galaxy S4, the company reportedly asked its component-manufacturing partners to supply up to 10 million units per order every month.

The move leads industry insiders to believe that Samsung has set its monthly sales target at 10 million units, which far exceeds the sales of the previous Galaxy S3. It took about 50 days for the Galaxy S3 to top 10 million units in total sales since its launch in May 2012.

With the release of the Galaxy S3 successor scheduled to take place imminently, companies making components for Samsung are expected to benefit from the launch.

Smaller component manufacturers like RFTech, Hansol Technics and Wisepower, which are involved in completing the wireless charging technology, are noted to be the beneficiary stocks following the launch of the Galaxy S4. 

By Cho Ji-hyun(

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갤럭시 S4 공개 임박

삼성전자가 이르면 3월 미국에서 자체 행사를 열고 갤럭시 S4를 공개할 것으로 알려졌다.

한 국내 매체는 삼성전자 3월 22일에 미국에서 모바일 언팩 행사를 갖고 가장 최신작인 갤럭시 S4 스마트폰을 공개한다고 했다.

또, 글로벌 온라인 커뮤니티인 샘모바일에 따르면 갤럭시 S4는 4월부터 본격적인 판매가 될 예정이고 검은색과 흰색인 두 가지 색상으로 출시될 것으로 예상했다.

무선 충전 도킹 시스템 또한 제공될 예정이며 지난 CES에서 공개된 옥시노트 5 모바일 AP가 탑재될 것으로 알려졌다.

이와 더불어 샘모바일은 갤럭시 S4가 4.99-인치 슈퍼 아몰레드 풀 HD 디스플레이와 2GB RAM, 그리고 2,600 mAh 대용량 배터리를 장착할 것이라고 내다봤다.(조지현 기자)