Samsung's Galaxy S4 to Appear in March: 10 Features to Expect

NEWS ANALYSIS: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in March and when it appears expect to see several improvements over the highly successful Galaxy S3.

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has become a monstrous success. The device has features that beat the iPhone 5 on multiple levels. From its bigger screen to its faster processor to applications like near-field communication, it’s the kind of product that consumers and enterprise users can get excited about. More importantly, it’s the kind of product that can’t be so easily replaced.

But Samsung is holding a special event in March that will attempt to do just that. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be unveiled at that event, and with it, Samsung will try to strike gold twice.

So far, Samsung, taking a page from Apple’s marketing manual, has remained tight-lipped on its plans for the Galaxy S4. But just about everyone agrees that the product will be one that consumers and business users will to take a close look at.

Just because Samsung hasn’t discussed its features, however, doesn’t mean that it’s not a good time to speculate on what the Galaxy S4 might offer. If the rumors are true, the Galaxy S4 will be a product no one will want to miss.

Here is some informed speculation about what features to expect in the Galaxy S4:

1. A slightly larger screen size

Although the Samsung Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch screen is awfully big, the Galaxy S4 is expected to ship with a 5-inch display. That would make some sense, considering the Galaxy Note that Samsung sells also has a 5-inch display and it has proven popular. With a 5-inch screen, the Galaxy S4’s display will be a full inch larger than the iPhone 5’s screen.

2. The same design

Don’t expect the Galaxy S4’s frame design to change all that much. Samsung has found a design that it likes with the smartphone and it has so far sidestepped Apple’s lawsuits on design. It makes no sense for Samsung to change things now.

3. Retina-Display-killing pixel density

According to several reports, the additional screen real estate in the Galaxy S4 will allow Samsung to deliver a product that will have over 450 pixels per inch. With that many pixels, the Samsung screen will easily outpace the iPhone 5’s Retina display and kick off the race for best screen in the mobile market.

4. A new CPU and GPU

With any new updates, consumers expect a new CPU and GPU. And luckily, the Galaxy S4 will deliver. The device is said to offer a new Exynos 5 octo-core CPU, as well as a dramatically improved GPU for gaming purposes. Since the Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s flagship device, such a major update makes sense.

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a longtime freelance contributor to several technology and business publications. Over his career, Don has written about everything from geek-friendly gadgetry to issues of privacy...