There wasn’t much left that people didn’t know about the Galaxy S4 already, including how the final device may look like thanks to leaked images of its dual SIM Chinese variant, and now the latest (and clearest) batch of images are out showing the device in even clearer detail while also confirming some specs.
Coming yet again from a Chinese website, the photos of the Galaxy S4 show the device having the same design as the Galaxy S3, though with lesser curves and a larger display. The back of the phone seems to have a new textured pattern, which does look better than the S3’s but remains plastic-made. Like it or not, the hardware home button is also here to stay, and it thankfully looks a bit less clunky and more sunk in than the Galaxy S3’s.
Some specs are also mentioned, though none of them mention anything new over what we’ve already seen. The Galaxy S4 weighs 138g and measures 7.7mm thick and sports a 1.8GHz Exynos 5410 8-core processor with a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage along with a microSD slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2,600 mAh battery, as well as the expected 4.99″ 1080p display.
The leak also reveals the previously rumoured eye tracking as well as floating touch features – one of the images show the user selecting a picture in the gallery by hovering a finger over the screen, akin to how videos can be previewed on the Galaxy Note 2 by hovering the S Pen over the display. There won’t be an S Pen provided along with the phone however, so you’ll have to wait for the next iteration of the Galaxy Note if the stylus is your thing.
There’s still the possibility that this might turn out to be just one of the prototypes instead of the final design, and we’ll know for sure in just a few hours when Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S4 (at 7 PM EDT). For now, let us hope that Samsung has something left to surprise us with and that the Galaxy S4 doesn’t turn out to be any less exciting an upgrade as the Galaxy S3 was.
Be sure to check out the full set of leaked images in the slideshow below and at the source link, and do let us know what your impressions are from all this.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications [Rumored]
- 4.99″ Full HD Super AMOLED display
- 1.8 GHz Exynos Octa octa-core processor, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 13 megapixel rear camera, 1080p video recording
- 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 720p video
- 16/32/64 GB storage, microSD slot
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA, LTE
- 2,600 mAh battery, wireless charging
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI
- 140.1 x 71.8 x 7.7mm, 138g
- BlackWhite colour options