Feb 25 AT 4:12 AM Taylor Wimberly 39 Comments

Samsung teases Unpacked event for Galaxy S IV

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Rumors suggested that Samsung would unveil the next Galaxy S smartphone on March 14th, and today the company confirmed the launch event with a tweet. Samsung sent out a teaser image that says, “Ready 4 the show. Come and meet the next Galaxy.”

Samsung mobile chief JK Shin confirmed the event will take place in New York, making this the first Unpacked event in the US since the original Galaxy S was announced in 2010. Just like previous Unpacked events, Samsung will stream the entire event live on Youtube.

We still don’t know anything about the Galaxy S IV but rumors have suggested that it might include an “Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T678 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99 inch SuperAMOLED Full HD Resolution Display, 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.” Other reports say that Samsung will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 600 processor, so we will have to wait and see what the final specs are.

Countless hardware OEMs are announcing new Android phones at Mobile World Congress this week, but the Galaxy S IV is easily the most anticipated phone among the hardcore Android fans. Nothing else comes close in terms of hype, except for maybe the rumored Motorola X Phone, so we can’t wait to see what Samsung has in store.

What features and experiences do you hope Samsung delivers in their next flagship smartphone?

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  • kusic

    Actually if the Snapdragon gives it longer battery life, I am in. Not sure about not having AMOLED. It would be my first Android without AMOLED (except my precious G1 of course).

    • Richard Yarrell

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      • dirty vato

        Quit lying. You’re all over Samsung’s wad like a fish on a hook, bet you fancy the 8 incher to the throat as well.

      • squiddy20

        Please. You’ve been flip-flopping on exactly what specs the S4 will have. Not even 3 days ago you said it would have the Exynos 5 Octa, a few days before that the Exynos 5440, and now you’re back to the 5440. You also said it would have 3 GB of RAM, and now you’re saying 2 GB. You, like everyone else, have no clue what the S4 will/won’t have. Just another stupid fanboy claiming fact when there is no concrete proof.
        And a 5 inch 1080p screen is nothing new.

    • sbala

      It will have a flexible display as per the words pack–ed

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    My gut tells me it will be Snapdragon 600 just like the HTC One.

    • Nate B.

      Are they still having issues with compatibility for US? I would like for once to see their own native guts inside. Snapdragon is now slouch but I’m just saying.

  • Ayo43

    This will be the greatest phone ever. am sure Apple is planning something now.

  • Dirge

    I hope it’s their own Exynos chip. I don’t see why they’d use anything else at this point. I had thought they used the Snapdragon in the SIII because their Exynos chip at the time didn’t support LTE, at least not until the Note II.

  • SGB101

    Would love them to ditch the AMOLED screens, it’s the only con to my note2. The IPS in the one X, is so much sharper than my wifes sgs3, and the colour is so much more natural, and not saturated to death.

  • uknowme

    Hmmm, could be my next phone. Let’s see how this plays out. Still waiting to see what the Moto X has in store for us.

  • swazedahustla

    I don’t anticipate anything gamechanging. My prediction, the S3 with a different chip, most likely the snapdragon 600. I will be waiting on the first phone to come out with the snapdragon 800. That would be considered gamechanging.

    • Nate B.

      I wouldn’t consider the processor game changing. It’ll be a monster but you’ll be able to do what you’re doing now just with a better processor. I think the OS would have to catch up & take advantage of the power with new features.

      • swazedahustla

        Thats true, however there is a huge difference between the 600 and 800 as far as performance and technology. I can only imagine the possibilities and battery savings in that thing compared to anything out currently.

  • Cindy

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    • Nate B.

      This is why “Americans” are considered ignorant.

    • iamXiV92a

      Your “American” iPhone isn’t so American once you start looking at the internals… Whoops! ;-)

      Lousy spelling and punctuation… this is also why we’re behind is so much :-/

      • kazahani

        Move along. Move along. Just a troll. Nothing to see here.

  • alexanderharri3

    Here we go – just about two weeks until we get to finally know what’ll be running inside that phone, and what it will look like. New design or another slight variation on the current S3/Note2/Note8.0 etc Galaxy slates that all share the same design DNA.

  • blessenjohn

    I got the S2 and then the S3 when they came out. Come on samsung. 5inch display?? The S3 is the upper limits of what I think is the ideal size for a phone. The HTC One is looking nicer and nicer.

  • poop mcguinness

    m7! m7! m7! Witht he same internals, but no front facing stereo speakers, no ir blaster, and cheap plastic. The One will dominate the market this year.

    • kazahani

      I am actually hope you’re right. I don’t think so, because Samsung has a fantastic marketing machine behind it and HTC does not; but it would be great if someone could provide them a little competition.

  • triangle

    I’m looking forward to seeing the S4. Hopefully, Samsung finally decides to focus on better materials and build quality this year. I’m also curious about what other features they will bring. Adding an IR blaster, like they have on the new Tab 2 and Note 8 and the HTC One, would be a huge win.

    I thought that the S3 and One X were both great phones last year, but the real problem with the One X’s usability was Sense. I’m not sure I’m buying the new Sense this year with Blinkfeed. Hopefully, Samsung doesn’t make Touchwiz unusable with the S4.

  • perlowin

    It would be so cool if they did something like the PadFone, linking a phone and a large display, but use a wireless connection!

  • rics

    Sorry Samsung but your cheap plastic phones with poor screens aren’t cutting it for me. Touchwiz is garbage and the camera is even worse… Screen at 306ppi crap, camera with a f2.65 aperture crap, plastic body crap…. There is fix for all this HTC One…my next phone.

  • acuda27

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store…….wish I could attend, but I live in Cali so I guess I’m gonna have to stream the event.

  • frmorrison

    I hope it doesn’t use a AMOLED screen, I don’t like how they look.

    • kazahani

      It will use an AMOLED. That’s all that Samsung has used in the past.

      I actually like the look of a big, bright AMOLED screen. Some people say that it’s over saturated, but all I know is that pictures pop on my Gnex in a way that the One X can’t match.

  • Nathan D.

    Sweet, can’t wait to see more.

  • donger

    We need leaks!

    • 568

      787 Screamliner has lots of them, i heard the valves are garbage

  • mibifidus

    S4 will be a low modified S3/Note2 with a better processor… But touchwiz is not as good as HTC Sense and plastic is not as good as HTC One… Marketing can let that Samsung will sell millions and millions of smartphones but one thing is true: HTC has done a good job this year as we can see in Barcelona at MWC 2013.

  • Uriah

    I’ll be keeping up with the event on March 14th to see what new features Samsung puts into their Galaxy S IV. Hopefully the 1080p display rumor is true. I’d really like to have a phone with a full HD display to watch my live and recorded shows on while I’m on my way to and from my job at DISH. The DISH Anywhere app on my phone lets me stream my shows everywhere I go, so I think it would work great on a new Galaxy.

  • xProteus

    Seems like the definition of hardcore Android fan has changed… still waiting for the next nexus.

  • imdiane

    We’ll just have to find out tomorrow!

    In terms of hardware, I know it won’t beat HTC’s new One device. But that’s just my opinion.

  1. Actually if the Snapdragon gives it longer battery life, I am in. Not sure about not having AMOLED. It would be my first Android without AMOLED (except my precious G1 of course).

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      • dirty vatoGuest 2 years ago

        Quit lying. You’re all over Samsung’s wad like a fish on a hook, bet you fancy the 8 incher to the throat as well.

      • squiddy20Guest 2 years ago

        Please. You’ve been flip-flopping on exactly what specs the S4 will have. Not even 3 days ago you said it would have the Exynos 5 Octa, a few days before that the Exynos 5440, and now you’re back to the 5440. You also said it would have 3 GB of RAM, and now you’re saying 2 GB. You, like everyone else, have no clue what the S4 will/won’t have. Just another stupid fanboy claiming fact when there is no concrete proof.
        And a 5 inch 1080p screen is nothing new.

    • It will have a flexible display as per the words pack–ed

  2. My gut tells me it will be Snapdragon 600 just like the HTC One.

    • Are they still having issues with compatibility for US? I would like for once to see their own native guts inside. Snapdragon is now slouch but I’m just saying.

  3. Ayo43Guest 2 years ago

    This will be the greatest phone ever. am sure Apple is planning something now.

  4. I hope it’s their own Exynos chip. I don’t see why they’d use anything else at this point. I had thought they used the Snapdragon in the SIII because their Exynos chip at the time didn’t support LTE, at least not until the Note II.

  5. Would love them to ditch the AMOLED screens, it’s the only con to my note2. The IPS in the one X, is so much sharper than my wifes sgs3, and the colour is so much more natural, and not saturated to death.

  6. Hmmm, could be my next phone. Let’s see how this plays out. Still waiting to see what the Moto X has in store for us.

  7. swazedahustlaGuest 2 years ago

    I don’t anticipate anything gamechanging. My prediction, the S3 with a different chip, most likely the snapdragon 600. I will be waiting on the first phone to come out with the snapdragon 800. That would be considered gamechanging.

    • I wouldn’t consider the processor game changing. It’ll be a monster but you’ll be able to do what you’re doing now just with a better processor. I think the OS would have to catch up & take advantage of the power with new features.

      • swazedahustlaGuest 2 years ago

        Thats true, however there is a huge difference between the 600 and 800 as far as performance and technology. I can only imagine the possibilities and battery savings in that thing compared to anything out currently.

  8. CindyGuest 2 years ago

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  9. Here we go – just about two weeks until we get to finally know what’ll be running inside that phone, and what it will look like. New design or another slight variation on the current S3/Note2/Note8.0 etc Galaxy slates that all share the same design DNA.

  10. I got the S2 and then the S3 when they came out. Come on samsung. 5inch display?? The S3 is the upper limits of what I think is the ideal size for a phone. The HTC One is looking nicer and nicer.

  11. poop mcguinnessGuest 2 years ago

    m7! m7! m7! Witht he same internals, but no front facing stereo speakers, no ir blaster, and cheap plastic. The One will dominate the market this year.

  12. I’m looking forward to seeing the S4. Hopefully, Samsung finally decides to focus on better materials and build quality this year. I’m also curious about what other features they will bring. Adding an IR blaster, like they have on the new Tab 2 and Note 8 and the HTC One, would be a huge win.

    I thought that the S3 and One X were both great phones last year, but the real problem with the One X’s usability was Sense. I’m not sure I’m buying the new Sense this year with Blinkfeed. Hopefully, Samsung doesn’t make Touchwiz unusable with the S4.

  13. It would be so cool if they did something like the PadFone, linking a phone and a large display, but use a wireless connection!

  14. ricsGuest 2 years ago

    Sorry Samsung but your cheap plastic phones with poor screens aren’t cutting it for me. Touchwiz is garbage and the camera is even worse… Screen at 306ppi crap, camera with a f2.65 aperture crap, plastic body crap…. There is fix for all this HTC One…my next phone.

  15. Can’t wait to see what’s in store…….wish I could attend, but I live in Cali so I guess I’m gonna have to stream the event.

  16. I hope it doesn’t use a AMOLED screen, I don’t like how they look.

    • It will use an AMOLED. That’s all that Samsung has used in the past.

      I actually like the look of a big, bright AMOLED screen. Some people say that it’s over saturated, but all I know is that pictures pop on my Gnex in a way that the One X can’t match.

  17. Sweet, can’t wait to see more.

  18. mibifidusGuest 2 years ago

    S4 will be a low modified S3/Note2 with a better processor… But touchwiz is not as good as HTC Sense and plastic is not as good as HTC One… Marketing can let that Samsung will sell millions and millions of smartphones but one thing is true: HTC has done a good job this year as we can see in Barcelona at MWC 2013.

  19. UriahGuest 2 years ago

    I’ll be keeping up with the event on March 14th to see what new features Samsung puts into their Galaxy S IV. Hopefully the 1080p display rumor is true. I’d really like to have a phone with a full HD display to watch my live and recorded shows on while I’m on my way to and from my job at DISH. The DISH Anywhere app on my phone lets me stream my shows everywhere I go, so I think it would work great on a new Galaxy.

  20. Seems like the definition of hardcore Android fan has changed… still waiting for the next nexus.

  21. We’ll just have to find out tomorrow!

    In terms of hardware, I know it won’t beat HTC’s new One device. But that’s just my opinion.