Six Samsung Galaxy S4 models to include 64GB version?

Samsung is gearing up to debut its Galaxy S4 smartphone later this month, and you know what that means - rumours about the device are going into overdrive.

The latest report indicates that Samsung is planning to release its next-gen Galaxy phone in six different variants. The Galaxy S4 will come in black and white colour options, and users will be able to choose from three different size capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and the much-discussed 64GB version, Samsung fan site SamMobile reported, citing an "insider."

As the site pointed out, storage isn't really an issue on Samsung devices, since they typically come with a MicroSD card slot.

Though Samsung had originally announced the Galaxy S3 in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants, the 64GB model was not available at launch. Months after the current flagship Galaxy made its debut, rumours began swirling that Samsung was planning to scrap the 64GB version, but the tech giant promised to release it in international markets during the second half of 2012. Here's hoping the 64GB Galaxy S4 will be more widely available.

Meanwhile, as for other specs, the Galaxy S4 is rumoured to have a 4.99in, 1080p screen, an Exynos 5 eight-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Reports further claim the device will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Samsung has alrrady handed out invites to the launch of the Galaxy S4, which will take place on March 14 in New York. The launch comes amidst high demand from mobile operators for the new phone, notably in the US.

"We were bombarded with requests from US mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S4 in the country," Reuters quoted Samsung mobile chief JK Shin as saying an interview with Korean news site eDaily in Seoul.