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Samsung Galaxy S4 to have home key but no S-Pen

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Fresh reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will indeed have a physical home key, but not an S-Pen stylus.

Korean news site D Daily claims that rumours of a buttonless Samsung Galaxy S4 are baseless - the device will retain the Samsung Galaxy S3's physical home key.

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Recent renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S4 seem to have omitted such a physical key, leading many to speculate that Samsung was going for an all-touch interface like the Google Nexus 4 and HTC One X.

However, one physical component the Samsung Galaxy S4 won't have is an S-Pen. After the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it had been suggested that Samsung would bring the smart stylus technology to its flagship smartphone range.

Nothing doing, according to D Daily. Instead, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature "Non-contact gesture" controls. It's felt that details surrounding this new means of input may have been misinterpreted as a sign that S-Pen functionality would be included.

The report confirms the widely held belief that Samsung will release the Samsung Galaxy S4 in April, with an announcement likely to precede it in mid-March.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs
It's believed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display, 2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and the option of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB worth of internal storage.

The camera is expected to be a 13-megapixel model, while there'll be a hefty 3,100mAh battery on board to power all these choice components.

Are you glad that Samsung might be sticking with its physical home key and ditching the S-Pen idea? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

Via: Sammobile

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