Hey Android users, are you ready for a weekend wild rumor? And we did have quite a few Android rumors lately related either to future Nexus devices or to the upcoming Galaxy S4.
According to Korean media, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature a wireless charging module, one that will be compatible with the Qi standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.
The Exynos 5 Octa eight-core mobile chip was one of the new products that Samsung unveiled at CES 2013 last week. However, the company failed to tell us which future Android devices will user the high-end power-efficient processor this year.
Thanks to AnandTech, we now have a photo of the 4.99 inch 1080p AMOLED panel that Samsung is going to use with the as yet to be announced Galaxy S4.
The second Samsung keynote is currently underway in Las Vegas and the company already has a very interesting product to announce – one we suspected was coming – the Exynos5 Octa high-performance power-efficient big.LITTLE ARM-based SoC.
Not only did we interview NVIDIA at CES 2013, talking about the company’s recently announced products, but we also got a chance to speak to Samsung about its mobile performance in 2012 and some of its plans for the future.
2012 will no doubt be known as the year of the Samsung smartphones. The Galaxy S 3 was a mega hit and the Galaxy Note 2 was very successful as well. Due to this, Samsung posted a record $8.2 billion in profits during Q4 2012.
While Las Vegas hasn’t brought us any information about the smartphone, a new report from Samsung’s home country reveals that the Galaxy S4 might be unveiled earlier, with March being put down as the tentative date.
While some distant rumors did say that one particular device could be unveiled at the Las Vegas trade show, the Galaxy S4 was not officially unveiled at this first major event of the year.
Even though the Galaxy S4 is rumored to make an appearance behind close doors at CES 2013, it’s not likely to see an official announcement at the Las Vegas trade show, which we’re covering on-location by the way.