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It appears that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will follow in the Galaxy S3's footsteps, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
The publication claims that Samsung will release the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S4 with a quad-core chip manufactured by Qualcomm and will launch the international version with its new Exynos 5 Octa-core processor.
Samsung used this same strategy last year with the Galaxy S3, releasing the U.S. version with a dual-core chip and the international version with a quad-core processor. Samsung prefers to use Qualcomm chips for the U.S. version because of their built-in LTE features.
Bloomberg also reported on some other specifications, stating that the device will feature the rumored 13-megapixel camera and 5-inch display.
The Galaxy S4's camera is also rumored to feature 3D support.
Based on some of the various patents Samsung has filed recently, the company could have 3D support on the camera that will be featured on the Galaxy S4.
However, the Galaxy S4 hardware specs might not be the selling point of the smartphone when it makes its debut later this week.
Special features seem to be what Samsung hopes will differentiate the new device from competitors who can match their processor. SamMobile recently revealed another one of these features that will be included on the Galaxy S4.
The company hopes to excited fans at this week's unveiling with a new feature called "eye scroll," which basically tracks a user's eye with the front camera. While tracking the user's eye, the device will scroll up or down on a page based on where the person is looking. The device will also pause a video once the user looks away from its screen.
The Galaxy S4 will be unveiled this upcoming Thursday at a Mobile "Unpacked" event in New York City.