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Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 2 division must remain

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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4.8 – 4.9″ = perfect!


I think those who like the bigger screens should get the note 2 if samsung were to make the s4 bigger the note 2 would lose its market also there are many people who like screens sizes between 4-4.5 I would personally like the s4 to have that screen size and think that samsung would make a lot more from the phone if they were to do that also a 5inch+ screen is too big for a lot of people’s hands and pockets


I am waiting patiently for the s4 to arrive but a screen bigger than the s3 is a serious no no for me s3 size or s2 size or inbetween that but not bigger


Please, dont make sgS4 bigger. The S3 is huge already as a pbone. We would like one with better camera at least 12.1mp, with 16x digital zoom, bigger ram at least 2gb. Better processor, faster, thinner and the likes. 4.6 to 4.8 is okey.


Nope, whether you like it or not, bigger screens are here to STAY. Get used to it and ditch the luddite mentality or get a mid range device, pretty sure next year mid range devices will be this year’s high end so you have the best of both worlds with cheaper pricing and smaller size. Don’t hold back the industry for the rest of us that won’t necessarily have the same views as yourselves when it comes to screen size.


No i would like the same size screen , and maybe the Tegra 3 chipset . its would not only be a perfect phone but a great device to play on

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