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Galaxy S4 to Come in White or Black and 16/32/64GB Storage Options


Samsung has done a phenomenal job at keeping the Galaxy S4 under wraps, maybe better than any device before it. We are but two weeks away from its unveiling in New York and have yet to see a glimpse of the phone other than a couple of shadowy pictures that show off a boot screen and a squared off exterior. But as we inch closer, details will certainly surface here and there. 

In the case of storage and color options, we’re hearing new reports that seem to confirm previous reports. The device is still said to drop in both black and white (no more Pebble Blue?). Each color will come with three different storage options:  16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. The device, like all of Samsung’s previous, will sport a microSD slot which will likely hold 64GB cards.

Here’s to hoping the 64GB version is available at launch…or any time for that matter. Also, keep in mind that there may be some sort of exclusive color option on a carrier or two. We’ve seen all sorts of color variants in the Note 2 and Galaxy S3, something Samsung will likely mimic again with this launch.

Thoughts on Samsung going back to black instead of blue? Which size would you most likely pick up?

Via:  SamMobile

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  • i dont want a big phone…… give me a 4.5-4.7

  • Richard Yarrell

    The Galaxy S4 will launch with the Exynos 5 octa 5410 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz, with the PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, 2GB of ram, 13 meg camera, as well as world phone capabilities and 128gb sdcard option. You can mark that down…..

  • the blue is classic, i love my blue S3 🙂

  • I’m happy with my nexus 4

  • And America will probably one get the 16 gig at launch followed by the 32 gig 5 months later or something like that. Just me?

  • William_Morris

    Black or White… a little too “Applish” for me.

  • Eric Soriano

    Just skip the 16GB option and price the 32GB and 64GB down.

  • Black 16GB for Verzion will be more than sufficient to meet my needs. Sign me up.

  • MicroSD is a thing of the past get over it(in phones). I would rather have more memory on the phone then with a SD slot. just makes life easier.

    • It also gives manufacturers more control by making partitions that aren’t compatible with Windows so you can’t mount them. Android was supposed to be an alternative to iOS, not become iOS. Soon Android will only mount your phone to copy pictures (read-only). You want to delete stuff? Oh, remove it from sync. What does that sound like?

      And when you use up all of your phone’s space, you can only delete from there. There’s value in an SD slot since it’s, uh, removable.

  • dannyWHITE

    I recently left Verizon so I can get the N4 (losing unlimited data at the same time) however I still have lines on Verizon that I can upgrade if I choose. The S4 is not a device I would be willing to sign a new 2 year agreement for.

  • Liderc

    Still not buying a phone with a physical home button, so dated.

    • lenientwhale

      Beats having onscreen keys. Not sure why this became a trend, there are no benefits.

      • ff

        Yeah, physical or capacitive Menu/Home/Back is the way to go. Those stupid on screen buttons are so pointless, they just take up screen space

        • KurtDroid

          The main reason I love the on screen keys is while I’m running CM10.1, I can move the keys to different spots and the home or recents or menu or search buttons aren’t locked down to one spot.

    • ff

      You want non-tactile buttons that you accidentally press all the time? There’s no reason to hate a simple home button

    • Im with you there. Archaic design imo.

  • flosserelli

    1. 5″ or smaller SoLux or LCD3 screen
    2. Snapdragon 600 or 800
    3. Minimum of 32GB memory. 64GB option would be awesome
    4. SD card slot
    5. Removable battery, 2500mah or better

    If the S4 has all of that, I will drop money faster than a virgin drops panties on prom night.

  • H

    It still has the ‘sex-appeal’ of a family mini-van. Maybe that’s why it’s so popular. Yawn

    • orly

      The galaxy sIII is a very sexy phone with the color and the feel of it. I thought it looked bad too before I actually held its sleek, curved surfaces

  • RaptorOO7

    I am sure no US Carrier will offer anything above 16GB or 32GB, why no 64GB I mean even if I had to order it and wait a week or two who cares. Apple sells plenty of 64GB versions so why not Samsung.

  • hkklife

    My prediction:

    VZW variant will be the last to arrive and will only be available in a 16Gb SKU…just like the Note 2. 32Gb S4’s will be available on a few carriers and unlocked but the 64Gb will quietly be shelved and/or be for the Korean market only. Again, just like the Note 2.
    I hope I am wrong, as I’d love to have an upgrade path from my 32Gb GS3 on Big Red!

  • c’mon front-facing speakers! that’s probably the main thing i would want to improve on the s3, and i guess a non-pentile screen

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    No silver like the Note 2?

  • user311

    Damn, what happened to the 128GB nands that they were supposed to be mass producing last september???

  • BitterBuffalo

    I just bought a black S3 today. Decided I wasn’t in the mood to wait.

    • flosserelli

      Whatever floats your boat. I generally don’t buy a gadget if the next version is less than 6 months away (unless it’s a deal that I can’t refuse)

  • Hatyrei

    i hope it doesn’t have the same S3’isk design… lol

  • Waiting for x-phone because I can’t support Samsung’s takeover of android.

    • JolleyMan

      By “can’t support Samsung’s takeover,” do you mean you dislike the fact that a significant amount of users are choosing to purchase Samsung devices? The easiest way to prevent this is for another manufacturer to produce a product that people would rather buy. (From a DROID RAZR user, FWIW.)

      • hkklife

        Something tells me the X-phone ain’t coming any time soon…or at least before the start of Q4 2013.

        Otherwise, I agree completely with Jolley. How many Android devices have we seen over the past 18 months that were so close to being awesome but hampered by one or two major hardware shortcomings or some kind of software/OS deficiency?

    • chris125

      It’s not samsung’s fault they figured it out and the other manufacturers haven’t. But to say you can’t support them because they are leading is pretty short sighted and ignorant. I buy what works the best for me, regardless if they are leading the market or not.

    • Justin Bontrager

      Looks like we need a government take over of Android so everyone gets a fair shot!

  • Android fan

    I hope they change out the AMOLED screen. Not really a fan of that screen…I hope they use their new FHD screen.

    • Tim242

      Their FHD screen is Amoled. I’m not a fan of the over saturated colors. Luckily, they provide settings to change the saturation. I have mine set to natural.

      • Dave

        I never realize how bad it was, untll I switch it from natural back to vibrant. It looks way too orange.

      • lenientwhale

        Still WAY off. I use it in tandem with an iPad 3 display which has the best factory colour accuracy in the world, notthing comes out right on the AMOLED. Hard to take down colour vibrancy on AMOLED too because there is no white backlight as with LEDs, it’s just pure colour. AMOLED blacks are great, but the whites-they’re not even white.

    • oryanh

      Maybe it will be a SoLux display, which is all about natural lighting: http://www.solux.net

      (Taken from a previous Kellex post) -The latest word out of SamMobile suggests that Samsung has ditched the AMOLED for something called a SoLux display, which could be similar to an LCD3.

    • lenientwhale

      This is my one big thing putting me off all Samsung smartphones. They don’t even calibrate their displays off the line, shows how little commitment they have to good screens. I’m not holding my breath.

  • chris125

    Good choice black looked much better than blue on the s3

  • Brandon Golway

    If the X Phone doesn’t get announced at I/O I may actually have to scoop this up in black with 64 GB if available, otherwise 32 GB.

    • based on recent comments, it sounds like the fabled xphone may still be a ways out

  • I hope they go with an aluminum design!

    • lenientwhale

      This. For some reason, Samsung laptops, televisions and appliances use some excellent materials. And their phones are shat out by a plastic goblin from the 80s.

      • ff

        At no point with Samsung devices do they feel cheap or unsturdy…thinking plastic is bad is just an asumption

  • I love the bigger storage options. I know that it seems more and more content resides in the “cloud”, but it’s nice to have space should you need it. I’ve found that even caching media while the the source is in the cloud takes up quite a bit of space.

  • thedonxr

    Can’t wait to see the next phone that I will pass up for something better…

    • Dave

      Good luck…..


      How did people not get that and down vote your comment? +1 to you sir!!

  • My tolerance for Samsung is quickly dwindling. They need somebody to put them into their place.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Like the supposed X-Phone? I shall ask my Crystal Ball…

      All signs point to…MYTH!

    • Wow, 9 downvotes. Looks like we have some major sammy fanboys in here.

      • flosserelli

        I’ll give you another one just for shits & giggles.

      • fgt

        Make a dumb comment with no explanation of what you’re talking about…complain when downvoted. Real smart

        • Theres been a ton of articles lately about how much they are dominating the other OEMS. Competition drives innovation. I dont want to see this be the peak of android hardware. Samsung needs to be knocked down a few pegs by somebody. Im sorry you lack the common sense to know what my comment was about.

      • As fan boys go they are less ignorant but more annoying.

        • Samsung fanboys > Apple Fanboys.

        • All though, Samsung better be careful, apple will sue them for copying their fanboy design.

  • noFratBoy

    With a microSD slot, why would you pay the Sammy premium for the additional memory?

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      Aside from just having more storage, there’s also the fact that getting apps on an SD card is a huge hassle in a lot of cases (usually involving rooting and swapping internal and external cards or individually moving apps with Directory Bind) and sometimes completely impossible (see Android 4.2).

      • What he said ^ I hated to spend an extra $50 for 16gb on my S3, but I’m often glad I did.

      • The reason I returned my 16gb and got a 32 gb gs3.

    • Brandon Golway

      Why not? Would you rather have a max of 64 GB or 96 GB? What it really comes down to is is the extra space really worth the price increase? I saw before that the 64 GB version of the S3 was around a grand, compared to the $600 for the 32 GB S3. In that case I’d say hell no it’s not worth it to me, I’d rather carry around two 32 GB MicroSD cards or get some more Google Drive/Play Music space.

      • tomn1ce

        Why not just a 64GB sdcard? o_0

        • Brandon Golway

          Because I think it only supports up to 32 GB MicroSD cards. The larger cards are SDXC instead of SDHC so it may be a different format…. or I may be talking out of my a$$.

    • duke69111

      I agree, I don’t think I would pay a premium for the 64gb version knowing I could slap an sd card in there, but I have grown fond of the internal memory, which I hated at first. I love not having to mess with moving stuff around to the sd card. I just wish you could mount it in clockworkmod.

    • The small size is ok only if you dont plan to install a ton of games on it. If you plan to just hold a lot of movies and music, going with a 16 gb version and springing for a 64 gb micro sd makes sense.

  • FAL_Fan

    Honestly I’m excited to see what they come out with! I like their brushed titanium/pebble blue look but most cases you buy are black anyway so it really doesn’t matter what color it is.

  • 16, and the option to expand via microSD is fine for me.

    Its great that Sammy is offering the choices to suit everyone’s needs. Let’s just hope that the prices don’t require you to get a second mortgage if you step up the memory.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I second that!

    • michael arazan

      the note was full retail $700, and the sg3 was full retail $600, would love if Samsung just sold it straight from their website and gave it to us $100 cheaper and cut out the carriers cut. Get people off subsidies, and the carriers don’t need it anyways.

    • Savan Ghetiya

      beware on just getting 16 and hopes of transferring applications onto the external sd card … transfer of apps was impossible on the GS3 .. what makes you think it will be possible on the GS4??

  • Shane Redman

    Ah yes…March 14th. Samsung GS4 as well as Steak and H…..you know what, we’ll keep it family friendly here on DroidLife today.

  • tom

    The unveiling is the 14th? When would the devise be available for the consumer?

    • r0lct

      On Verizon? September

      • tomn1ce

        More like December for the holiday season… o_0

  • Famouz Starz

    ehh if it sports the home button ill stick with my black s3 and just tell everyone its a s4 who’s really going to know?

    • Bewara2009

      The size will be different 😛

    • EvanTheGamer

      People that aren’t idiots.



      • Famouz Starz

        this is true, although the in the know droid life type readers are like the 1% of cell buyers 😉

        • EvanTheGamer

          lol…you speak the truth. An Average Joe would probably be unable to tell if you’re using an GSG3 or 4. But the Droid-Life reader would be able tell right away. Well, maybe.

          • Famouz Starz

            its true how many isheep users know the difference between the isheep line up after the i4 its all the same once its cased.

            i like most are hoping sammy will knock it out of the park for the s4, if its a substantial performance / display upgrade over the 3 ill give it a whirl.

          • lenientwhale

            And hardware. For the love of god, stop hiring your industrial designers from Fisher Price, Samsung!

    • wheineman

      You really are not the target buyer. I think they are targeting those who have an S2 at this point. You are not likely up for an upgrade if you are in the US.

    • People think my Galaxy Nexus is an S3… Most people know nothing.

  • Zach

    I really doubt Verizon will carry the 64gb version here in the States.

    • EvanTheGamer

      No matter…just as long as the SGS4 sports user-removable micro sd. Hopefully.

      • FAL_Fan

        That and a removable battery

    • flosserelli

      They might, but they will charge an extra $50 for upgrades and $100 for off-contract.

  • nexusplay

    Sorry Sammy. You are trying to fu@@ up android. From Samsung wallet to S voice, all you do is imitate.

    • Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot