Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to feature 2,600mAh battery, 'Altius' codename

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: January 22, 2013

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The Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors are starting to trickle in, and today a new report claims to have details on the new flagship handset and the codename that it may currently be going by. According to SamMobile, the new Galaxy S smartphone is going by the codename "Altius" and will feature the model number GT-I9500. The device is expected to be introduced in both black and white initially and could feature a 2,600mAh battery. SamMobile also claims that Samsung will offer a wireless charging kit for the new Galaxy S "a couple of weeks" after the phone goes on sale. Speaking of going on sale, it's rumored that Samsung plans to begin shipping the S IV out during week 16, which starts on April 15.

Samsung's follow-up to the Galaxy S III is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of 2013. Considering both that and the great lengths that Samsung went to to keep the Galaxy S III a secret before its introduction, you can bet that Sammy will try to keep a tight lid on its new Galaxy S to try and prevent leaks ahead of its arrival. While the information contained in today's report is obviously unconfirmed, some of it wouldn't be a surprise if it turned out to be legit. For example, a 2,600mAh battery would be a bit of a step up from the S III's 2,100mAh juice pack, and a mid-April debut would put the S IV on the market just a little under a year after its predecessor. What do you all make of today's Galaxy S IV rumor? Is Samsung's new flagship a device that you're looking forward to in 2013?

Via SamMobile

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