A device that could be the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 showed up in a benchmark report this week.
The smartphone in the benchmark features a 1.9GHz Qualcomm processor paired with Adreno 320. This would contradict some of the recent rumors which point to the device having the latest Exynos chip. Surprisingly, the device is not running the latest build of Android and there is word that the Verizon model will not launch until May. The device was originally expected to make its debut at this year's Mobile World Congress.
The popular South Korean site DDaily recently stated that Samsung has made a decision on the final specs for the device and that the company is ready to put it into mass production.
The Galaxy S4 will feature a "minimum organic" human-centered UI that debuted on the Galaxy S3. This means it will retain the trademark home button along with the Return key to the right and the Menu key to the left.
DDaily also shot down the rumors which pointed to Samsung implementing the S Pen into the Galaxy S4. However, the device will probably feature "non-contact gesture." The publication pointed out that many insiders have mistakenly said that this non-contact feature means there will be an S Pen, but that is not the case.
A recent report from AndroidAuthority stated that Samsung has selected Atmel's new maXTouch Series Touch for the Galaxy S4. This will provide users with superior performance, less power consumption, and the ability to operate the phone with gesture controls.
The Pantech Vega used similar technology in the past. The device's recognition technology was developed by eyesight mobile technologies and makes the front camera act as a sensor for gestures. However, this device ended up consuming too much power.
Other specifications for the Galaxy S4 include a 1.9GHz quad-core CPU, a 4.99-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution, Android 4.2.1, JellyBean, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera.