By Stephen Schenck | February 12, 2013 12:13 PM
We’ve been hearing rumors about Samsung’s Galaxy S IV for some time now, and back in December those rumors suggested that the handset was being referred to internally as Project J. Since then, we got a new codename for the GS4 – Altius – but today that Project J name makes a return, with rumors claiming that it consists not just of the Galaxy S IV, but of other Galaxy models and accessories.
Supposedly, Samsung’s also developing a Project J Mini – presumably a Galaxy S IV Mini – with codename Serrano. Details on its hardware are still lacking, so we don’t know if this would be just a smaller version of the GS4 (like we’d prefer to see), or a wholly-underpowered device like the Galaxy S III Mini, which only really seems to share its name with its higher-end cousin.
There also could be a Project J Active, codenamed Fortius, which might be some sort of smart watch or small media player. Reportedly, Samsung may have yet to commit to releasing the Project J Active, unlike the two phones.
We also get some updates on how wireless charging will work for these devices. Despite seeing a Samsung wireless charging pad hit the FCC, the GS4 might not feature support for the tech built-in, as an accessory list naming a wireless charging kit for the phone suggests it could require an optional charging back. Additionally, the GS4 Mini might not support wireless charging at all.