Rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini will be launched together in April 2013,
The latest rumours suggest the Galaxy S4 will be very similar to the S3 in terms of design, with a launch in March.
With a a 5-inch full HD 1920×1080 pixel display, running on Android 4.2 and featuring a 13-megapixel camera, the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks like a worthy step up from the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S4, if Benchmarks are to be believed, stacks up amazingly well against other high profile Android devices such as the Nexus 4, HTC Butterfly and of course the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The benchmarks show the Galaxy S4 as using a Qualcomm S4 chipset rather than the rumoured Samsung Exynos setup, although this device is thought to be a South Korean varient of the handset.
Price of Samsung Galaxy S4 in U.S. – $799 Approx
Price of Samsung Galaxy S4 in U.K. – £499 approx
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: A Specifications Review
OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Cellular network – Dual SIM GSM and 3G
Display – 4-inch Super AMOLED
Form factor and weight – Old hat, a bit fat but not heavy
Wi-Fi – Packed to the rafters
SoC – NovaThor U8420 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 with Mali-400 GPU
Storage – 16 or 32GB onboard with space for expansion
Primary camera – 5 megapixels with LED flash
Front-facing camera – VGA resolution
Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
GPS – Comes with A-GPS and GLONASS
Battery – 1500mAh battery
The bottom line
Although the success story of apple is sung by many the firm still couldn’t understand the Asian market and its customers. If rumors are to be believed the latest apple product, the iPhone 5 did poor business in major Asian markets of China, India, and Korea. While there are many speculations about the exact reason behind this conundrum, we bring to you some simple facts that will justify the situation better. First and foremost price plays an important role in Asian markets. It’s practically impossible for a majority of Asian population to spend a whopping sums of money on phones and gadgets where much cheaper versions are available. Secondly availability of substitutes also plays a big game in determining the market position of apple in Asia. Many Asian mobile phone manufactures designs and develops phones that are similar in comparison to that of apple in every aspect but are much lower in price. Asia is also the home land for one of the biggest contenders of apple in terms of market share which is none other than the mighty Samsung which is a major hit among Asian customers for its quality and competitive pricing