With all of the talk at the moment residing around the Galaxy Note 2 and when Verizon will decide to release it for their customers, many consumers are already starting to contemplate what the next big thing could be, or specifically, what specs and features the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to have upon release.
The Galaxy S4 rumors appear to have gone into overdrive this past week, with consumers now starting to believe that CES 2013, or if not MWC 2013, could be the events that Samsung will choose as a world premiere Galaxy S4 unveiling. It’s safe to assume that this phone is going to have even better hardware specs than the Galaxy S3, but one factor that consumers may be a little skeptical about is the growing increase in smartphone size.
Ever since the Note debuted in at 5.3 inches, rival manufacturers seem to have decided to jump aboard the bandwagon and cancel all future plans to built smartphones that are just close to, or exactly 4-inches. 5-inches seems to now be the magical size that manufacturers are settling for and you can bet that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to be at least 5-inches in size as well.
Is that a positive thing for you though? There may be a slight danger of inadvertently making the Galaxy Note 2 form factor irrelevant, if they make the Samsung Galaxy S4 a similar size to their Note 2. While a big screen is obviously nice, we would like to see bigger division gap between Samsung’s two main flagship lines and make the Samsung Galaxy S4 unique in a different way that isn’t similar to the Note 2.
The Note 2 should be known for its 5.5-inch display and tablet capabilities – everyone knows that. With the Samsung Galaxy S4, we would like to see some true next generation specs put into the device, some of of the thinnest smartphone materials the world has ever seen and a display size no greater than 4.5-inches. OLED materials have been whispered and this is on the right line we feel – features that are going to make the Galaxy S4 stand on its own two feet, not build on or even copy the successes of the Note 2.
You may disagree with that, but we think it is a lot better for Samsung to distinguish the Galaxy S4 and the Note 2, otherwise we may come to a point where the display screen sizes are the same and the Galaxy Note 3 suddenly becomes irrelevant with consumers no longer interested in the phablet form factor any more.
What are your expectations of the Galaxy S4? Would you like to see a smaller display screen than the Note 2 and more next-gen specs and materials used as a preference?