We heard that the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event would take place on the 14th of March, the news came from Eldar Murtzain, who has a good track record in the past, and now another source has confirmed to The Verge the same date for Samsung’s Unpacked event.
We are expecting Samsung to release the Galaxy S4 in April, with a launch date sometime between the 15th and 22nd of April, and this will be a worldwide release this year as opposed to a European release initially like the Galaxy S3 and then a US release a few months later.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to come in two different variants, one for Europe with Samsung’s new 8 core Exynos Octa 5 processor and one for the US with a quad core Samsung Exynos 5440 processor.
The rest of the specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S4 are expected to be the same in Europe and the US which will include a 5 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will apparently feature a 13 megapixel camera and a front facing 2 megapixel camera, the handset will also come with 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB, 32gB and 64GB of built in storage.
We are expecting the S4 to launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the device will come with some new technology that Samsung will introduce for the first time with the Galaxy S4 launch.
One piece of technology that is rumored for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is new touchless gestures, that will let you perform actions on the device without touching the display, if you wanted to answer a call you would just lift the handset to your ear, and the call would be answered, rather than pressing a button and then lifting it to your eye.
Another new feature that is rumored to launch with the Samsung Galaxy S4 is some new Eye tracking technology, Samsung recently filed some patents for ‘Eye Scroll’ and ‘Eye Pause’.
As yet we do not know exactly how this new eye tracking technology will work, although the names of the patents give us some possible clues, Eye Scroll could track your eyes whilst you were reading something on the device like a web page or a book, and then scroll down to the next part when you reach the end of the display.
Eye Pause could possibly be something to do with videos, if you were watching a video on your Samsung Galaxy S4 and moved your eyes away from the display the video could be paused.
Of course details of these features have yet to be confirmed, and they could actually be for something completely different, I guess we will have to wait until next month to find out exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be like.