Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 live up to the S3?
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"We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue [to New York] ... as we were bombarded with requests from U.S. mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country," Samsung mobile division chief JK Shin has said.
Samsung hasn't said exactly what kind of features will be available on the Galaxy S4. (We assume it's going to be called the S4 because of all the "4" branding in the Twitter message. We could be wrong.) But smart money is on a bigger processor, a better – if not necessarily larger – screen, and a more durable build.
So let's assume you were already planning on picking up a Samsung phone. Is it worth waiting for the S4 to show up on shelves or should you sate your instant-gratification complex and simply pick up an S3? Well, over at CNET, Marguerite Reardon suggests that S3 prices will likely drop closer to the launch of the S3 – meaning that either way you slice it, consumers would be best served by holding out at least a few weeks.
"The bottom line is that even if you are not sure whether you will buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the Galaxy S3, you should still wait," Reardon writes. "That way you will either get the newest flagship Samsung Android smartphone on the market or you'll get the best deal possible on the slightly older version of the product." The whole thing, she adds, is "a win-win for you."
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