Samsung Galaxy S IV may be announced next month

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is an excellent smartphone. We would even say it's better than the iPhone 5 in many ways. After a year, Samsung is reportedly planning to announce its successor next month.

First reported by SamMobile, The Verge also says its sources have "confirmed" the Galaxy S IV will "definitely" be announced in New York City on March 14:

We're told that the company will once again emphasize features over raw specs; tricks like the eye-tracking Smart Stay were a big part of the S III's story, and we'd expect more of the same next month. "The leap in cool new features from [Galaxy S III] to the next flagship will be bigger" than the leap from the S II to the S III, sources say.

If true, the move is reminiscent of how Apple markets its iPhone; not on raw specs, but on features. As TechCrunch's MG Siegler once put it : the spec is dead.

But for what it's worth, the S IV is rumored to have a 1.9GHz processor, 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. As with all rumors, take everything with a grain of salt.

Via The Verge

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