Samsung may not have taken their elusive Galaxy S4 smartphone to show off to the world at the recent CES 2013 event in Las Vegas, but it looks like the company may have secretly hinted that the Galaxy S4 is definitely on the cards as their next notable smartphone release, which aims to replicate the amazing success of the current Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 devices.
We all know the Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming, it’s just a case of when Samsung will decide to release it. They must be loving the hype and speculation that their next flagship is generating though as they really can do no wrong at the moment after the popular Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 launches.
CES 2013 may have been a disappointment for some who were hoping for many big smartphone announcements, but what you may not have realized is that Samsung actually had a roadmap on display at their booth which all but confirms the Galaxy S4 as their next device and one that will release during the first quarter of 2013.
The roadmap in question showed images of previous smartphone launches from the company, such as the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 which are highlighted in the image above by their display screen sizes – 4.8-inches and 5.5-inches respectively. Both of those devices featured 720p resolutions, but the exciting thing here is the next entry on the chart which is currently an unreleased device from the company.
Samsung reveals that it will be released in Q1 2013, will feature a 4.99 display screen size and will feature full HD resolution and 440ppi – ie, 1080p. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is more than likely to be a reference to the Galaxy S4, as rumors have been running wild for weeks now that the next Galaxy phone will be bumped up to a 1080p display.
It may not be 5-inches as we’ve heard in the past, but 4.99-inches is good enough for us. Hopefully Samsung won’t tease us too much longer and will finally reveal their worst kept secret soon. Let us know what you think of a Galaxy S4 with a 4.99-inch display – what other features do you need to see before buying?