A new Samsung F smartphone line will be arriving in March 2014, according to a new report from ET News, a Korean publication. It will allegedly be a premium line with powerful innards wrapped in a thin metal chassis, like the HTC One.
Samsung F smartphone line specifications
As of the moment, the specifications of the devices included in the Samsung F smartphone line are still not final. However, it is believed that the handsets will have OLED screens measuring between 4.5 to 5.5-inches. These displays may have the much-rumored flexible material that Samsung is reportedly preparing. There could also be a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) for clear images even in poor ambient light conditions. It was not mentioned whether the devices would feature the ISOCELL camera sensor that Samsung recently announced would be part of their future smartphones and tablets. ET News also says that the phones will pack Android Jelly Bean, but given that it is due for release next year, the devices may in fact have Android KitKat onboard. Also rumored to be part of the specifications is an Exynos Octa processor.
Allegedly, the Samsung F smartphone line will be enhanced versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. However, they will not replace the Galaxy line, and instead only expand the Samsung lineup so that it can cater to the preferences of more consumers.
The new F smartphone line adds to the recent slew of rumors surrounding new Samsung devices. Recently, it had been rumored that the South Korean electronics giant will be releasing two new variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one of which will feature an LCD screen, and another with a flexible display. There had also been talks about the Samsung Galaxy S5 having a metal casing instead of the plastic ones that the manufacturer favored with previous handsets. The same 2014 flagship smartphone may also sport the Samsung 64 bit chipset which is now said to be almost ready. Will the Samsung F smartphone line feature the chipset, as well? And do some of these speculations actually refer to the Samsung F smartphones instead of the devices from the Galaxy line?