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Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy S IV handset, due for launch on March 14, may feature technology allowing users to control items on the screen without physically touching it. A new report says that the South Korean conglomerate will pack even more previously unrevealed features into its next flagship model, including a new display material that is said to be much more efficient.
Samsung could be releasing a Galaxy S IV Mini in May, shortly after the Galaxy S IV itself, if rumors are to be believed. The smaller version of the expected Galaxy S IV is said to be released at some point in May, and though light on details relating to specifications, it should follow a similar pattern to the Mini variant of the Galaxy S III.
Samsung is to announce the Galaxy S IV on March 15, according to a new rumor providing seemingly more accurate information. The electronic giant will apparently unveil the follow-up to the Galaxy S III at one of its Unpacked events, the location of which is currently unknown. The report goes on to claim that Samsung will be putting the smartphone on sale in early April.
Despite continuing rumors that Samsung is preparing to launch the successor to its best-selling Galaxy S III smartphone, the Lebanese arm of the South Korean conglomerate denied that such a launch will happen in the near future. A post on the company's Facebook page appeared to refute rumors that the company would be releasing the Galaxy S IV early in 2013, instead appearing to signal May 2013 as the release date for Samsung's next flagship handset. Samsung Lebanon has since deleted the post, letting users know that "the info shared was done by mistake."
An image claimed to be the face of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S IV has appeared online. If confirmed to be true, the photograph shows Samsung as moving away from its physical home and navigational buttons, as used in the high-selling Galaxy S III, and instead shifting towards software-based versions. The thin bezel also suggests an edge-to-edge display similar to that of the Motorola Droid Razr M.
Samsung will be revealing the Galaxy S IV Android smartphone in April, according to rumors. The South Korean company is also said to be merging its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series in the successor to the Galaxy S III, and will allegedly be the first in the Galaxy S series to launch with the S Pen stylus.
Next month's Consumer Electronics Show may see the introduction of a new entry in Samsung's Galaxy line of Android-powered devices. That seems to be the takeaway from a new teaser video released by Samsung on Sunday, which doesn't reveal much in the way of details, but definitely points to CES 2013 and contains imagery suggestive of a new Galaxy device. The video (shown below) promises viewers that "something new" will be revealed beginning January 8 through January 11 next year, the same dates for which the Consumer Electronics Show is scheduled.
Samsung's top-selling Galaxy S line could receive a screen real estate boost in its next iteration, according to new rumors. While the South Korean conglomerate has continually declined to comment on any forthcoming devices, today brings word that the next entry in the Galaxy S series could feature a 5-inch 1920x1080 resolution display. Further, Samsung is said to be preparing to reveal the device at next year's Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Samsung has dismissed earlier reports that the company would be releasing the follow up to this year's Galaxy S III early next year. In a post to the company's Twitter feed, the South Korean electronics giant called reports that the Galaxy S IV would be revealed in February "media speculation" and "not true." The supposed Galaxy S IV leak was viewed by some as a means of mitigating the hype surrounding the iPhone 5 following that device's phenomenal performance in pre-order sales over the weekend.
Samsung may be planning a follow-up to the Galaxy S III, if rumors are to be believed. According to sources of the Korea Times, the company will allegedly reveal the new handset, called the Galaxy S 4, at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona next year, as a response to the recent iPhone 5 announcement by Apple.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE