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Coming in April, Next Generation Galaxy S Device Code Names “Altius”

January 22, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

While the iPhone might be the most anticipated phone for a few people, in our neck of the woods, it’s all about Samsung. Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, about 4 weeks away, and as you’ve seen over the past few days, we’ve seen a ton of rumors of devices being announced there and shortly after.

Samsung’s next flagship phone which was built under the codename “Project J” which has now been changed to “Altius”. The Samsung Altius is going to be available in both black and white. Like usual Samsung will change the names of the colors, like with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Pebble Blue and Marble White. Samsung is also planning to ship the Altius starting week 16, which is April 15. Which means we’d expect Samsung to hold their Unpacked event around Mobile World Congress or sometime in March to announce this device. The event could take place in London, New York or even Korea.

Oh and that rumor about wireless charging on the Galaxy S4? It’s real, at least according to Sammobile. Samsung will indeed sell a separate dock and a back cover with wireless charging capabilities for these devices. Sammobile has also confirmed that this device will come with a 2600mAh battery, which is a pretty big jump from the 2100mAh in the Galaxy S3. Here are some other special details about their next flagship that Sammobile is claiming is 100% confirmed:

Code Name: Altius
Model Number: GT-I9500
Colours: Black / White
Battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
Special: Wireless Charging Kit

And now for those all important specs:

  • 4.99-inch Super AMOLED Full HD Resolution Display
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Exynos 5 Octa (8-c0re) CPU, Mali-T658 (8-core) GPU
  • 13MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.1 – Jelly Bean

So far those specs look right on par with the rumors we’ve seen in the past few months. I’d love to have an Exynos 5 Octa device, that thing is going to be blazing fast. Who’s excited for this device? What do you think on these confirmed rumors? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Sammobile