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Rumor: Verizon to release limited-edition Galaxy S4

A limited-edition version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones will be arriving on Verizon, according to a post by famous leak source @evleaks.

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Attached with the information is an image of a web page which bears the tag line, “a phone that’s as limited edition as you are.”

From the image, it appears that the upcoming version of the handset will sport designs by Kidrobot, a company which hires various artists to make designs for toys, clothes, and accessories.

It is unclear whether the custom designs are printed on the rear plate itself or simply attached via a skin.

Four designs are visible from the screenshot, which are Kronk, Mad, Buff Monster, and Groening. There is also an option to choose from among four brands, Kawks, Undftd, Krinks, and Kidrobot.

Supposedly, users are allowed to “design [one’s] own wallpaper,” as per the leaked image. Collaboration is also encouraged by the same image.

The leak suggests that the limited-edition Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon will permit smartphone owners to customize their own handsets. As to how much freedom they will be given, however, is still unknown.

Will users be able to create their own designs from scratch? Will they be able to share their designs with the Verizon community? Will there be some sort of contest that will inspire users to compete against each other in making creative designs?

As for the smartphone itself, the so-called limited-edition smartphone is expected to have the same technical specifications as the regular Galaxy S4 that is out in the market. In other words, it may also sport Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor under the hood.

The leak does not include any information regarding the price or the date of availability of the customized smartphone.

via gottabemobile