With 2012 slowly coming to an end, the eyes of the tech world are starting to turn to the next year; and debate over the top tech of 2013 is already underway.
With the runaway success of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the rumour mill was always going to start spouting speculation about the South Korean tech giant’s next flagship smartphone.
A number of rumours about the Galaxy S4 have already started doing the rounds, with everything from specs to a release date being suggested.
Some reports have suggested recently that a flexible Super AMOLED display will make an appearance in the S4. So is there any truth to the rumours?
Flexible Super AMOLED display
It’s no secret that Samsung has been working on flexible display technology for some time, under its YOUM brand.
The firm had originally intended to debut the technology at some point this year, but supply chain issues and material shortages have pushed the launch back.
- mock-up Samsung Galaxy S4 image BostInno.com
With a 2012 launch now out of the question, a 2013 release is now on the cards. The Galaxy S4 is not expected until at least mid-2013, so we could see the technology make an appearance in the device.
Of course, the flexible display technology is still in the early stages, so getting it ready for release next year is ambitious to say the least. But Samsung will be keen to up its game once again.
Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and release date
As well as the flexible display, a number of other specs and features have been touted for the Galaxy S4. According to reports the screen size will be boosted to 5-inches, while a quad-core chip will power the device.
Initial reports had suggested a release date as early as March 2013, though Samsung has been quick to deny this.
A more likely release date is May or June, a year or so after the S3’s first release. The S3 is still doing a roaring trade, so Samsung will be keen not to damage sales
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