Galaxy S4 May Feature Quad-Core A15 Chip, 13MP Camera

A report is suggesting that Samsung's unannounced Galaxy S4 will sport a quad-core A15 chip, alongside a 13-megapixel camera.

SlashGear's sources has said that the Samsung's Galaxy S4 will feature the company's Exynos 5450 chipset, accompanied by a Cortex A15 quad-core processor, in addition to a 13-megapixel camera.

Elsewhere, another report claimed that the Galaxy S4 is currently scheduled for a release in February. Previous speculation has pointed towards the smartphone being announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in late February, with a release following in March; it was, however, later debunked by the South Korean technology firm.

More recently, a Samsung executive apparently confirmed its plan to reveal a new device with a 4.99-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display at CES 2013 in January.

Samsung is said to have commenced production on the Galaxy S4's chip, with the device expected to boast the firm's faster storage chipset.

While the Galaxy S3 has been setting records with its commercial performance (which has led to the smartphone becoming the best-selling handset in the world during the last quarter), Samsung only launched the Galaxy S3 Mini recently, so the S4 may skip the events in question for a later reveal.

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  • wemakeourfuture
    If the 13MP comes with a better lens that would be fantastic.

    They need to offer a S4 mini that isn't a piece of crap like the S3 mini, to target the 4 - 4.3 inch market. Lots of people, especially women do not like the extremely oversized phones.

    The most impressive part of the S3 was not the hardware but all the changes they made to usability and features. If they continue this with the S4 and do not rest on their laurels this can get into 50-100% sales increase over the S3.
  • hardcore_gamer
    women do not like the extremely oversized phonesNot really. Women do like extremely oversized stuff. ;)
  • lengcaifai
    the transition from single core to quad core in mobile phone is too damn fast, i think an hexa/octacore phone will be announced soon...
  • yellowblue
    Bigger screen size is not a problem they just need to make the bezel a lot smaller. I really don't mind if the home button is placed in the side like volume and power buttons as long as the area is replaced with screen estate. Now if only S4 will have a machined polycarbonate or metallic form factor.
  • pocketdrummer
    I really hope an RGB screen makes it into the S4. I almost bought the S3, but the nasty plastic and green/blue whites prevented me from doing so. Likewise, the small storage of Android phones isn't very appealing. I'd rather have 32Gb as the starting point and either have it expandable or give options for larger internal capacities.

    To make this perfect, they will need to have the following:
    Quad-core processor with Snapdragon S4 Pro speeds or higher
    2gb or more of RAM.
    5" 1080p RGB display with a THIN BEZEL.
    Physical dimensions no larger than current S3.
    Higher quality optics, no necessarily more megapixels.
    F/2.0 apature.
    Faster, more reliable auto-focus.
    Dedicated camera button.
    Metal/Glass construction.
  • balev
    I hope people understand that "more (mega) pixels" doesn't mean a better camera. In some cases, cramming the sensor with too many pixels will reduce image quality.

    It's sad that, for marketing purposes, they have to do such things...
  • computernerdforlife
    Read the article right after this one for a laugh out loud. Are we being trolled? If so, I laughed.
  • freggo
    pocketdrummer...To make this perfect, they will need to have the following....
    Add a remote control with an integrated "Find my Phone" button !

  • ohim
    sad that companies still run after big numbers :| an 8 mpx camera but with better light sensitivity is way better than 13 mpx but darker, even in DSLR you can see this ... the 6000$+ cameras have lower Mpx than 3000$ ones ... but having fewer pixels on the same sensor size means larger area for a pixel to get light this translates in better images in lower light situations ... so high mpx values doesn`t really means better.
  • jaws32
    samsung always give a great camera. i use 1.3 mp and it still better than my friend's 6 mp camera phone...