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New Samsung Galaxy 4S Could Rival iPhone

March 10, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 1:55 AM

Galaxy 4S from SXSWSamsung will unveil their new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy 4S on Thursday during an event that the company will broadcast live in Times Square.

The South Korean electronics company already sells more handsets than any other manufacturer in the marketplace, but up until now, hasn’t been able to touch Apple at the high end of the market.

Analysts with IDC are saying that the 4S could be the inertia that Samsung needs to take the number one spot away from Apple and the iPhone.

Quoted in The Guardian, IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo says, “Apple is not the one leading the market. I wouldn’t be surprised if the new Samsung device sells more than the new Apple device over the next two years.”

In the rumor mill department, leaks from a Taiwanese website seem to point to the S4 will shipping with a 5-inch full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution – a display that would have a pixel density of around 440 pixels per inch (PPI), putting it well above Apple’s current Retina display technology.