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Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor roundup

In anticipation for Samsung’s next flagship handset, the rumor mill has been churning out one speculation after another about the Galaxy S4. CNET gathers the latest (and craziest) rumors about the device.

Considering the popularity and success of the Samsung Galaxy S3, it’s understandable that whispers of its successor (presumably called the Galaxy S4) are circulating. From iffy launch dates to spec upgrades, we tracks all the talk and rounds up the latest GS4 rumors here.

Please note that we’ll continuously update this piece up until the device’s official launch. Please let us know if we missed any rumors ourselves.

Samsung’s Youm flex display at CES 2013. Will it be featured in the GS4?

January 23, 2013
You may get your hands on the GS4 in April
It’s always interesting when rumors start ball-parking a release date, but SamMobile does one better and gives an exact date: Tax Day. Not only did the outlet report its launch day will be on April 15, it also said the phone will have a larger 2,600mAh battery.

December 6, 2012
Superstrong, bendy display?
Reuters reported that the new Galaxy phone may be equipped with a flexible, ultra-tough touch screen. Although this sounds far out, we’ve seen firsthand what Samsung can do with its flexible Youm display. That’s not to say it’ll definitely come to the market any time soon, but it is evident that the company is working with such technology.

December 4, 2012
It will get plenty of spec bumps
A 5-inch 1080p HD display, Android 5.0, and a 13-megapixel camera? Several S4 rumors from news outlets like Asiae.kr are popping up, reporting that the new handset is going to get several upgrades in hardware and software. With these rumors, a lot of cryptic code names are being associated with the handset as well, including the stale model number “Samsung GT-I9525” and the mysterious “Project J” label.

September 17, 2012
You’ll see it in February, at MWC 2013
According to a “company official” cited by the Korea Times, Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy S4 at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Held in Barcelona, Spain, in February, MWC is a popular and global tech conference where many mobile companies debut their latest devices.

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