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Galaxy S IV’s new AMOLED technology could give 25% boost to battery life

Updated Apr 4th, 2013 10:39AM EDT

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Earlier reports have suggested that Samsung’s (005930) upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone may support futuristic non-touch gesture technology. SamMobile, which has provided us with accurate Samsung-related rumors in the past, confirmed on Friday that the company will indeed be using the technology in its latest flagship device. It also claims that Samsung will be using a new kind of AMOLED display, called “green PHOLED,” that will be 25% more efficient than older Super AMOLED technologies and will help the Galaxy S IV deliver better battery life despite the use of a full HD resolution.

The Galaxy S IV is expected to be equipped with a 4.99-inch full HD display and feature either an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor or quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU depending on region. The device is also said to include 2GB of RAM, NFC, LTE connectivity, wireless charging capabilities, a micro SD slot and a 13-megapixel camera with a new photo feature similar to Google’s (GOOG) Photosphere software, reportedly called Samsung Orb.

Samsung is scheduled to unveil the Galaxy S IV at a press event on March 14th — BGR will be on hand to bring you the news as it breaks.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.