Samsung will be lifting the wireless charging-sporting Galaxy S4 in April, if a report is to be believed.
According to SamMobile, “Samsung’s next flaghsip device built under codename “Project J” has now been changed to codename “Altius(J)”. The Samsung Altius will come in 2 colours black and white. Samsung will of course give the colours nicer names but we are currently unaware of them. Samsung is planning to ship the Altius starting from week 16, which simply means April 15. We expect Samsung to hold an unpacked event at MWC or sometime in March. Samsung could hold one of its mobile unpacked events in London, New York or even Korea.”
SamMobile also claims that the Korean tech giant’s next flagship will sport wireless charging. The site says, “The rumour about the Galaxy S IV having wireless charging is real! Samsung will sell a separate dock and a back cover with wireless charging capabilities for the device. Samsung will make the wireless charging kit available a couple of weeks later after bringing the device itself on sale. The back cover with wireless charging indicates that the next generation Galaxy S device will have a removable back cover, just like company’s current flagship device the Galaxy S III. As we are talking about charging we can also confirm the battery capacity of the upcoming Galaxy S device. Samsung’s next flagship device will pack a 2600 mAh battery, the Galaxy S III uses a 2100 mAh battery.”
Will Samsung name its next flagship the “Galaxy S4”? SamMobile isn’t too sure. According to the site, “Number 4 is believed to be bad luck in Korea. Samsung even changed the model number to GT-I9500.” If Samsung doesn’t name it the S4, we hope the Korean firm doesn’t come up with a stupid name like “Foblet”, its rumoured 5.8-inch phablet.
Samsung is yet to reveal details about the Galaxy S4, so treat this information as a rumour for now. However, SamMobile has proven to be right on the button in numerous occasions. We’ll just have to wait and see if the rumour is true.
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