The official said that the smartphone, due out nine months after the May debut of the Galaxy S3, will be more than enough to curb Apple's latest iPhone, compatible with long-term evolution (LTE) networks.
The phone is expected to support LTE and sport in-house Exynos-branded application processors and quad-core chips. The OLED display will reportedly increase to 5-inches in size from 4.8-inches.
Notably, one executive said, "Samsung is asking Apple to pay more to use its mobile application processors produced at its plant in Austin, Texas. The release of the S4 means more market share for Samsung as it is the only firm that can guarantee on-time delivery, output commitment and better pricing for mobile application processors."