Galaxy SIV is the fourth generation Galaxy from Samsung and the first smartphone to feature a Flexible OLED display. It will be the successor to latest flagship, Samsung Galaxy S3. The Flexible OLED display certainly has some advantages over current display. First, it is unbreakable because it uses a type of plastic called polyamide instead of glass. It is also very thin, lightweight, rugged and most importantly energy efficient. The Flexible OLED display uses three times less battery than today’s AMOLED display. On the hardware side, Galaxy SIV will feature a 5-inch flexible OLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (350 ppi pixel density). The Galaxy SIV is rumored to be powered by 1.8GHz 8 core Exynos 5 Octa processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, Galaxy S IV will feature a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera capable of shooting 1080p videos. For connectivity, it will support Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC technology and LTE mobile connections. The Galaxy S IV will come pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 4.2. The battery life on Galaxy S IV will be significantly higher because of its flexible OLED display. There is no further information available on the next flagship device but rumours are that it will be launched during Q2 of 2013. Samsung Galaxy S IV will compete against other flagship smartphones like Apple iPhone 5S, HTC M7 and Sony Xperia Z. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : New reports suggest that next generation Galaxy S IV will be unveiled at MWC in Barcelona next year (Feb 2013). According to korea times Samsung will launch next flagship handset by the end of Q1 of 2013. This rumor just can’t be true because Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S3 in May this year and will be definitely looking to launch next generation product in or after May 2013.
Update : Samsung is also working on a 5.5-inch phablet featuring Flexible OLED display. Samsung Galaxy Q will be launched during Q2 of 2013 and will feature flexible dual displays.
Update : Samsung has confirmed that next flagship smartphone Galaxy S IV will be launched at a Samsung press event on March 14th. The next flagship is rumored to feature a new eye tracking technology that will be used for touch free scrolling.