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Galaxy S IV May Not Have an S Pen After All

by Todd Haselton | February 13, 2013February 13, 2013 8:00 am PST


Back in December we reported on a rumor that suggested Samsung will launch its new Galaxy S IV flagship with support for an S Pen, the same stylus-like device found in the Galaxy Note 10.1, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note II. However, that rumor is now being adjusted by the source, SamMobile, which says that the device will not actually use an S Pen after all.

It will, however, still sport a home button, possibly similar to what we already have on the Note and the Note II. The site suggests that the phone will sport a “non-contact gesture” technology. To us, that implies that there will be some interaction with the camera, which may be able to read gestures to execute commands on the phone itself.

The phone, unsurprisingly, is supposed to maintain a similar design to the Galaxy S III but with a larger 4.99-inch 1080p display. We’re also expecting Jelly Bean and an Exynos Octa processor, in addition to support for wireless charging. The latest rumors suggest the Galaxy S IV will launch on March 15.

Editor’s Note: The image above is a mock-up.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...