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Samsung Galaxy S4 spec leak fuels rumours

Samsung is doing quite well for itself at the moment with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, but that doesn't mean the Korean phone maker isn't working on the next big thing ahead of a possible early-2013 unveiling.

According to various reports, we might get a glimpse of Samsung's next smartphone as early as January's CES or February's Mobile World Congress.

Moreover, a Korean newspaper claims to have an early insight into the specs that phone - the Samsung Galaxy 4 (see mock up image, top) - will feature: a high-definition 4.99in display featuring a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 445 ppi, up from 306 ppi on the Galaxy S3.

GSM Arena, meanwhile, said the device could sport a 13-megapixel camera.

Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the South Korean company in September dismissed reports of a follow up to this year's flagship Galaxy S 3 smartphone.

When we might see the Galaxy S4 is anyone's guess. Recently, Samsung has unveiled its newest smartphones at overseas events. The Galaxy S3 made its debut in May in London, while the Galaxy Note 2 was announced at IFA in Berlin several months ago. As a result, an unveiling at MWC in Barcelona rather than CES in Las Vegas might make more sense, but we'll have to wait and see.

Might the new Galaxy smartphone face competition from HTC's Droid DNA? The smartphone-cum-tablet is potentially set for a UK debut in December and sports a 5in, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display. Its Super LCD 3 display is coated with Gorilla Glass 2, with a density of 443 ppi.

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