Anticipation is running high for the flagship Galaxy S IV smartphone, which Samsung is set to debut at a media event in New York City tomorrow. But, just a day before that event kicks off, Bloomberg chimes in with some reported specifications about the handset.
The phone will sport a 5-inch screen, slightly larger than the one on last year’s S3, according to two people familiar with the product. The U.S. version will use Qualcomm Inc.’s quad-core chip, giving the phone more processing power to handle multiple tasks at the same time, they said. In other markets, it will rely on Samsung’s “octacore” eight-core chip, the people said.
The report adds that the fourth-generation Galaxy smartphone, the first that will be unveiled in the United States, will pack a 13-megapixel camera and continue to run on the Android operating system. With these generous specs, the Galaxy S IV could be positioned well-above the iPhone.