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Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4 (or at least that’s what we’re calling it) will reportedly pack a 13-megapixel shooter, latest industry chatter suggests.

Rumours have begun doing the rounds that the S4 will up the ante on its predecessor with a much higher-resolution camera that was ostensibly left out of the S3 because its maker, Sony, couldn’t produce enough sensors in time for the launch back in May.

Well, it seems that won’t be a problem this time. The success of the Galaxy S3 should give Sony plenty of motivation to ramp up production and Samsung will want to make sure of it if it wants to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the hardware capabilities of its handsets versus Apple’s iPhone.

Last week, it was revealed that the Galaxy S4 would feature a thinner and more energy efficient 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with a full 1080p HD resolution and a Retina-beating 441 pixels per inch density for good measure.

Also expected to be on board is an Exynos 5 series quad-core processor with eight Mali-658 GPU cores that would surely put the S4 leaps and bounds ahead of the current crop of high-end smartphones.

Although it’s been speculated that Samsung might lift the lid on the S4 at CES 2013 in January, we think that’s highly unlikely.

The South Korean giant chose to host its own Apple-style event to unveil the S3, which went on to sell by the bucket load. So a similar private announcement, possibly in the April-May period, is almost a dead cert.

What features and improvements would you like to see in the Samsung Galaxy S4? Tell us in the comments section below.



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