We've been hearing a lot of buzz about Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, and we don't expect it die down anytime soon. The latest rumor fresh out of South Korea is that Samsung is preparing the Galaxy S IV for an April 2013 launch, and it's said that the new handset will come with S Pen functionality right out of the box.
Multiple Korean sources are saying that the new phone will land in April, and the accompanying S Pen feature hints that Samsung is allegedly looking to bring some of the best features of their Note series to the flagship Galaxy S IV, which wouldn't be too terribly surprising, even considering how different the two devices are just from the screen size alone.
The alleged April 2013 release windows is right on the money with a previous rumor that we heard at the beginning of the month, saying that Samsung was working on "Project J" that is set for an April 2013 announcement. However, an announcement and an actual release are completely different, so we're not really sure what to believe at this point.
It's rumored that the Galaxy S IV will come with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip, a 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera, and will feature a slightly thicker 9.2mm body, a change that would make the S IV very Note-like this time around, and would explain the S Pen functionality.