As we get closer to the Galaxy S 4 launch, more and more details about this next Galaxy smartphone are becoming clear. The latest bit of information coming from WSJ suggests that Samsung is using SwiftKey’s predictive technology in Galaxy S 4.
Samsung Electronics will include SwiftKey’s predictive technology in the new Samsung Galaxy S 4, which will be unveiled at an event in New York on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
If I understand this clearly, Samsung is most likely to use its own custom keyboard as default in the Galaxy S 4, but it will be using SwiftKey’s predictive technology in the backend to provide next word predictions.
This comes without surprise as SwiftKey licenses its technology to serve as the back-end processing for keyboards. One recent smartphone that came with SwiftKey’s technology in backend was BlackBerry Z10.
To remind you, Samsung is launching Galaxy S IV at a press event in New York later today, here is a look at expected specifications of the phone.
- 1.8GHz Octa-core Exynos 5 Octa processor with PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
- 1.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with Adreno 320 GPU (in North American variants)
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB internal storage with microSD card slot
- 4.99-inch AMOLED full HD display with 1920x1080p resolution
- 13MP rear camera with full HD recording support
- 2.1MP front camera
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct
- GPS, Glonass
- Micro-SIM card slot
- Android 4.2.1
- 2600 mAh Li-Ion Battery