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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV is making the headlines again with new rumors hinting at a possible April 2013 announcement date.

In addition, Reuters is reporting some gossip about an unbreakable display that the flagship will be featuring. Samsung is said to ditch the usual glass cover for its displays in favor of a plastic one, which is said to be virtually impossible to break.

If indeed that’s the case, Samsung might be making a case for a huge selling point with a display that doesn’t shatter when dropped or hit with heavy object.

Add this to the previous rumors of the device packing a 4.99″ 1080p full HD display with a pixel density of 441ppi, and the Galaxy S IV is shaping up to be one extraordinary device indeed. As expected, Samsung has refused to comment on any of the rumors for now.

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Benchmark result sites are fertile ground for finding info on unannounced phones. The latest discovery is a Samsung GT-I9400, which judging by its model number might be the Galaxy S IV.

The rumored specs of the upcoming Samsung flagship are pretty spectacular – 4.99″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 13MP camera and Exynos 5450 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU, Mali-658 GPU).

The NenaMark 2 result page, however, paints a different picture.

The score shows WVGA screen resolution, 1.2GHz CPU frequency and Mali-400 GPU. Don’t be disappointed though, early Galaxy S III benchmarks showed WVGA resolution and lower CPU specs too. Considering that the S IV will likely launch in Q2, this benchmark was probably run on early test hardware with early test ROM.

Of course, these benchmark results can easily be faked too, so in the end they don’t give us much, not even a name (how long can Samsung use roman numerals?).

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The Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors are heating up – the 4.99″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen was brought up again as was the Exynos 5450 chipset rumors (with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU). The camera has also caught the attention of the rumor mill and apparently it will be a 13MP shooter.

That sounds plausible – we’ve heard that the Galaxy Note II was supposed to have a 13MP shooter, but in the end Samsung went with the old 8MP because Sony couldn’t make enough sensors (and it had already made a deal with LG for the Optimus G). Plus, Samsung can’t have three consecutive generations of Galaxy S phones using the same camera, can it?

A new Korean source talked about the new 4.99″ 1080p Super AMOLED screens that Samsung is supposed to show off at CES in January (and that are already in production). The same rumor coming from a second source seemingly confirms it, but unfortunately this new rumor is still light on details.

Since the “Plus” keyword is missing from the “Super AMOLED” name, it suggests that we’re talking about a PenTile display. It probably won’t make a big difference at 441ppi pixel density, though.

Anyway, the other rumor that was reiterated was about the Exynos 5450 chipset – the quad-core version of the 5250 chipset that powers the Nexus 10 tablet. We’re still very skeptical of that – four Cortex-A15 cores at 2GHz will make minced meat of current mobile chipsets, but will probably also suck a battery dry in record time.

Well, we look forward to CES to see if Samsung really will break out the 1080p Super AMOLED displays, but we guess it won’t be before Q2 that we see the Galaxy S IV for real.

Samsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works – the first one to use ARM’s big.LITTLE technology.

This tech pairs a number of powerful Cortex-A15 cores with the same number of low-power Cortex-A7 cores (similar to NVIDIA’s fifth core in Tegra 3). The chipset seamlessly switches between the high and low power cores depending on the load (but it can’t run all at the same time).

The chipset in particular will pack four A15s clocked at 1.8GHz and four A7s clocked at 1.2GHz. The A7s will reportedly match a quad-core Cortex-A8 CPU (not that such exist), while the four A15s should offer a big increase over the already powerful A15 duo that powers the Nexus 10. The chip will be built on a 28nm process and pack 2MB of cache.

We’re sure that there will be plenty of rumors that this will be the chipset in the Galaxy S IV, but it’s more likely to see it in a tablet first.