A supposedly leaked press image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV has found its way online. The image, which was published by the Sam Mobile blog, is said to be from a Samsung insider. Nonetheless, the website states that they are not a hundred percent sure if the image is the real deal. The source allegedly is in possession of more images of the device.
It had been noted that the design of the pictured device is akin to those found on the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Premier.
The device has on-screen buttons, a thinner bezel as compared to previous Galaxy S smartphones, as well as a larger display. Notably missing is the home button that was also found on earlier models of the handset.
As for the specifications, these are not listed next to the image. For the past few months, however, it had been rumored that the next Samsung flagship smartphone will pack a 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED FULL High Definition resolution, with 1080 x 1920 pixels. It will likewise sport a Exynos 5450 Quad-Core CPU with a clock speed of 2.0GHz. This will work with a Mali-T658 and 2GB of RAM. Dual cameras will also be onboard: a front-facing one will feature a 2 megapixel sensor whereas the main one, located at its rear, will have a 13-megapixel sensor. The Samsung Galaxy S IV will likely have Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Meanwhile, another rumor from the Samsung Lebanon suggests that the next flagship handset will not be released prior to May. However, as Sam Mobile points out, information published on Samsung’s Facebook Fan Pages are not always accurate.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is one of the year’s most anticipated smartphones, particularly after the good performance of its predecessor, the Galaxy S III last year. Among the other awaited phones for 2013 are the Sony Xperia T, Motorola Droid Razr M HD, Nokia Lumia 820, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC 8X, Blackberry London, Samsung ATIV S, Nokia Lumia 920, and the Apple iPhone 6.