Samsung is enjoying a pretty fantastic time in the smartphone industry at the moment, thanks to their Galaxy S handsets that have proven to be hugely successful with the Android loving community. The current Galaxy S III model is still flying off the shelves and recent earnings reports have shown that the Korean based electronics giants are certainly going in the right direction with record breaking profits in the last quarter. There’s nothing like a good rumor to raise the stock price of a company and it looks like the Galaxy S IV speculation is starting to surface.
Reports coming directly from South Korea are focusing directly on Samsung’s next flagship Android device and suggesting that it could come with powered by a quad-core monster of a processor that is currently undergoing stringent testing over at Samsung headquarters. It isn’t unusual for companies like Samsung to already have a fairly decent idea of final specifications in mind for the next major device at this early stage and it certainly looks like it could prove to be a feasible rumor.
The reports are also suggesting that the chipset could be a 28nm ARM15 System-on-Chip that has been given the internal codename of "Adonis". We aren’t aware of any fixed or nailed-on dates for the introduction of the next-generation Galaxy S device, but with conjecture suggesting that the chip could go into production at the beginning of 2013, it could be possible that we will see the S IV introduced around May of next year. That release date is speculative but would fit in nicely with their tradition of releasing one major flagship device annually.
If the speculation does turn out to be accurate then the Android community and smartphone fans should have something spectacular to look forward to when it is released. The current S III model has proven to be one of the most popular smartphones of recent times and it is reasonable to assume that the S IV would take that experience to the next level with advanced hardware and the next-generation of the Android mobile operating system. We can’t wait for more information to surface on this one, so stay tuned for more specification leaks as they filter through.