Samsung's current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, and its compact
version, the Galaxy S4 mini, will soon be available in a Black Edition,
which also features black-coloured faux-leather back cover, as seen in
Galaxy Note 3. The smartphones were previously only available in the
dark-blue Black Mist and off-white White Frost variants.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition, and Galaxy S4 mini Black Edition, were
listed briefly on Samsung's Russia site, without availability and
pricing details. The new variants for the smartphones are expected to be
launched globally soon however, and have already been listed on a few
online Russian retailers, with a February launch date, and pricing of
23,000 rubles (roughly Rs. 40,000) for the Galaxy S4, and 16,000 rubles
(roughly Rs. 28,000) for S4 mini Black Edition.
faux-leather back panel for the smartphones is expected to reduce the
amount of fingerprints and additionally increase the grip for the
devices. However, there are no changes the hardware specifications of
both the devices.
While the back panel for Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a
change, people have been eagerly waiting for the next version of the
handset, Samsung Galaxy S5.
A new Galaxy S5 leak reveals two
purported Android application package (APK) files, which appear to
indicate Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will equip a QHD
display and fingerprint scanner.
leak comes from popular phone tipster, @evleaks, who has tweeted the
two the names of the APK files, allegedly sourced from a Galaxy S5
device, without revealing the exact functionality of the files. However,
the names are quite indicative.
Rumoured specifications of the
Galaxy S5 include a 2K 5-inch or 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, boasting
of a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (QHD), and a 2900mAh battery.
Further, the alleged device is said to sport a 20-megapixel rear camera
with 4K video record support, an Exynos 6 (believed to be the successor
of the Exynos 5 octa-core chipsets) or Snapdragon 805 processors and
Android 4.4 KitKat.