At the CES 2013 last week in Las Vegas, there's a company named Pelican which make phone cases for popular smart phones, proudly displayed its upcoming case line, called Pelican ProGrear, as you can see from this picture taken by GottaBeMobile, the company's has a banner displays some well-known current devices including the iPhone 5, iPad, and iPad mini. To our surprise, the case maker also had another phone listed on its banner in the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung's unannounced but rumored flagship for 2013. The company also said Galaxy S4 case will be arriving in June.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, Android Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie, 4G LTE data speeds, and quite possibly, Samsung's latest processor, the powerful Exynos 5 Octa that the company debuted at CES.
With Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to be shipped to 50 different countries, speculations have started going around as to the exact phones that will be sold. According to some insiders who work in the Samsung supply chain department, 10,000,000 Samsung Galaxy S4s will be shipped within the first month of release of the gadget in to the market. The same sources are predicting that 30,000,000 Samsung Galaxy S4s will have to be shipped to meet the expected demand by the 2nd quarter of 2013. These predictions are based on the growing positive reputation of Samsung in the market of smartphones. By the end of 2013, Samsung will launch Galaxy S4 in 155 countries. This launch is expected to take the sales even higher before the end of the year.
Samsung is a South Korean company and there have been worries that the tensions of the country with North Korea may affect the production and shipping of Galaxy S4. The good news is that the company has eight other manufacturing facilities in different places around the world. Therefore, even if production in the South Korean production plant was to be affected, the other locations can pick up the flop.
Samsung on Monday announced that it will hold an event in London next month, presumably to launch new devices in its Android and Windows lines.
The company sent out an invite for its June 20 "Samsung Premiere 2013," promising news on both the Ativ and Galaxy Brands. Samsung uses Galaxy for its line of Android-based phones, tablets and cameras, while Ativ is used for Windows phones and tablets.
We expect Samsung to show off some of the latest products it's announced, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Samsung said in the invitation that the event will be held at the Earl's Court exhibition center in London, and will also be Webcast on YouTube.
The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 is now available for pre-order online for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The smartphone will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting May 30.
The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.
The Galaxy S 4 is Global Ready and can travel overseas with anyone, but the software may make it an essential item for the world traveler. S Translator operates as a multilingual pocket dictionary native to the phone, translating words and phrases when typed or spoken into the app.
Other apps on the Galaxy S 4 include WatchON, which turns the smartphone into a home entertainment remote and personal TV guide. Air Viewand Air Gesture let users interact with their smartphone without even touching it. Hovering a finger over the screen lets users preview emails and waving a hand over the phone can scroll up and down a webpage.