Color us Excited!
Some rumors are worth reporting, and the one making headlines today are about the new Galaxy S IV. Codenamed “Project J”, the Galaxy S IV might be released by April according to analysts and tech blogs.
But, it may seem that Samsung, one of the worlds’s leading technology companies, at least by revenue, will launch its next generation Galaxy smartphone, which may come with an unbreakable screen. If this is true, and we pray to the Geek Gods it is, this will make Galaxy even cooler, which some of us didn’t think was possible.
Quick! Someone see if Apple owns the patent!
For now, Samsung might hold the title of world’s leading tech company, but if there really is an unbreakable screen set for release, the Galaxy S4 will likely break the threshold of smartphone innovation. After all, we have only come so far in look and feel when it comes to smartphones. A converging form factor will no doubt be a huge selling point for the Galaxy. In the drama that is Apple vs Samsung, the iPhone has a significant lead within the $200 billion plus smartphone market.
The Galaxy S IV is expected to have a bigger and better display, with a powerful quad-core processing power and a 13-megapixel camera. The picture density will be drastically improved to 441 pixels per inch (ppi), which significantly tops the GS3’s 306 ppi; but more importantly soars over the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi.
Nicolas Gaudois, a UBS analyst says, there is evidence of Samsung ramping up the launch date for the Galaxy S4, compared to May of this year with the GS3.
“”We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases,” said Gaudois.
Samsung declined to comment on the rumors.
However, we might just be getting our hopes up a bit too soon.
“Eventually, they’ll have unbreakable and flexible displays. Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That’s going to be a game-changer,” said Mark Newman, an analyst at Stanford Bernstein in Hong Kong.
Currently Samsung is into organic light-emiting diodes or OLED display. The company is leading the way in developing an unbreakable screen. OLED panels can be replaced with glass substrate with plastic material, but more than likely a bit further down the road.
Both Newman and Gaudois are ranked as 5-star analysts, the top ranking, by Thomson Reuters StarMine for their recommendations on Samsung.
Today however, we can assume Samsung isn’t looking too far ahead. Today they face off again against Apple in a U.S courtroom for a follow-up ruling on whether it copied some of its biggest rival’s patents. Samsung doesn’t want to pay $1 billion which was awarded to Apple by jurors back in August.
Samsung wants the verdict overturned, while Apple wants the damages to be increased and Samsung phones banned in the United States.
Would you purchase the Galaxy S4 if it had an unbreakable screen?