Samsung Galaxy S4 Leaked: Is Samsung Trying Too Hard?

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Samsung has always tried to steal a march on the iPhone, but it may have some catching up to do now that the iPhone 5 is out, according to recent Geekbench benchmark tests. Samsung went for Apple with that advert – you know, the 15 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than the iPhone 5 one – and the company may be about to deliver the coup de grace by launching the S4 way ahead of schedule to further put the iPhone 5 behind, says Bostinno.

Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors already begin, point to Feb 2013 event

It’s rumoured that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be out in February 2013, giving Samsung a nice little boost after New Year. There are no specs out yet – or any official word about a release. However web chatter says it’s bound to have an even faster quad-core chip, a 5” Super AMOLED screen and (finally) a better battery. This will dwarf the iPhone 5 4” screen even more, and the faster chip will gain some serious ground. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will have Jelly Bean – or maybe even Android 5.0 depending on what Google has planned for this Christmas.

The legal beef between Apple and Samsung took a real turn when Samsung was ordered to pay out $1 billion for stepping on Apple’s patent toes. Apple’s stock lept up after this, and then the iPhone 5 came out and got more than 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours. Bostinno reckons though that the Samsung Galaxy S4 may be the undoing of the iPhone 5 – the S3 is a strong enough rival already.

Do you think Samsung is trying too hard? Should they space their new models out to a year just like Apple does with its iPhone? Or do you think Apple is too slow to be innovative with their annual cycles?

The latest addition to our team, while Anna has a long way to go to catch up with the number of stories the rest of the team has broken, Anna has some ‘well connected’ sources in the tech industry. Breaking rumors like bad eggs, it is difficult to ignore Anna’s headlines… we dare you to try!