Samsung Galaxy S 4 will use Swiftkey’s predictive technology: WSJ

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.

A leaked image of a Galaxy S 4 dual-SIM variant.
A leaked image of a Galaxy S 4 dual-SIM variant.

WSJ Says:

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

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