More last-minute Galaxy S IV images, specs and features leak

With the imminent announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S IV in under 24 hours, it looks like there is nothing much left for Samsung to surprise us all with. Everything from hands-on videos to specifications have been revealed through leaks and rumors, and just hours ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event, even more pictures, specs and features have been leaked through Chinese sources.

Chinese site it168 posted some new images of the Galaxy S IV today, reinforcing previous rumors that the device will look very similar to the current Galaxy S III, at least the dual-SIM variant that's apparently being shown here. The back will apparently feature cross-hatched textured plastic, which would make a departure from the smooth-coated plastic on the current generation of Galaxy devices.

Specs listed by the site include a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset (a 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU coupled with a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7), PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU, a 4.99-inch (so basically 5-inch, and likely Super AMOLED) 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage plus a microSD card slot, and a 2,600 mAh battery. Size-wise the unit is said to be 7.7mm thick and weighing in at 138 grams.

Feature-wise the unit will come with previously-rumored eye-tracking technology and hover-selection, although new to the table (and reported by The Wall Street Journal) is integrated SwiftKey prediction in the keyboard. SwiftKey technology was integrated into the Galaxy Note II out of the box, so it wouldn't be that surprising to see the software make a comeback in the next flagship.

Of course even though it is just a few hours away from the official unveil, these are just rumors and leaks. Expect most things here to be confirmed at Samsung's event later today in New York City.

Source: Android Central | Wall Street Journal

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To me it looks like the Galaxy Note 2, except with more rounded corners like the Galaxy S III. I dont care for the look at all, but under the hood is raw iPhone @$$-kicking power

Wait wait... what does this mean: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset (a 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU coupled with a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7)

Two CPUs?

The physical chipset die has 8 cores, 4 of which are based on the ARM Cortex-A15 design, and 4 are based on the ARM Cortex-A7 design.

I hope the leaked video was genuine and not somehow faked.

The design and performance looked terrible. If so, I don't need to spend money I haven't got on an upgrade lol

still, i prefer lumia 920, samsung phones are like Chinese cars. lacks everything but looks good.
nokia is like german cars.

sworph said,
Missed opportunity Samsung, to give us something fresh and exciting!
Hardware: 10/10
Design: Tired 3/10

how is the design tired? it hasnt even been around that long, what a 6 month design? the friggen iphone design is what 6+yrs old?

DKAngel said,

how is the design tired? it hasnt even been around that long, what a 6 month design? the friggen iphone design is what 6+yrs old?
EXACTLY...just shows how blind the fans are. Apple use the same design on what has been basically 2 models for 6 years and running to 7 and here Samsung uses a similar seign on 4 distinct models in less than a years time?

OH MY GOD IT LOOKS LIKE... every other phone. It is starting to become very hard to get excited about these things. News on the processor etc, that is fine, but damn.

Zagadka said,
OH MY GOD IT LOOKS LIKE... every other phone. It is starting to become very hard to get excited about these things. News on the processor etc, that is fine, but damn.
maybe that's why I find the Xperia ZL so appealing, it actually looks different than other phones, doesn't look like it's made out of cheap plastic like the Galaxies and has nice features as well to boot

Looks pretty powerful and feature packed but the phone itself looks cheap.. they feel too light as well I don't mind a bit of weight behind a phone.

The looks are a bit meh, indeed, but we have to admit that the hardware specs are impressive. Coupling that with features like "eye-scroll", it has good chances to be pretty successful.
But please... Samsung, next time come with a fresh design... comparing to HTC One, this phone already looks dated.

Mortis said,
The looks are a bit meh, indeed, but we have to admit that the hardware specs are impressive. Coupling that with features like "eye-scroll", it has good chances to be pretty successful.
But please... Samsung, next time come with a fresh design... comparing to HTC One, this phone already looks dated.

Nah, they don't impress me at all.. they're just numbers these days, selling point to high end phones are eco system, camera, style, size, display...

as long as the phone is snappy and is able to do what it claims to be able to do then consumers are happy.

Looks pretty good to me. I don't know where all the hate comes from. I try many phones and I am not bias to one company. I had a Lumia 920, to damn thick. Had a Note 2, to damn big, had a Nexus 4, a toss up on this one. I am back on my iPhone 5, waiting to try this phone out next.

JHBrown said,
Looks pretty good to me. I don't know where all the hate comes from. I try many phones and I am not bias to one company. I had a Lumia 920, to damn thick. Had a Note 2, to damn big, had a Nexus 4, a toss up on this one. I am back on my iPhone 5, waiting to try this phone out next.

I doubt you had a Lumia 920 if you thought it was too thick...

You had a Lumia 920??? Are you a man or a woman? I have a Lumia 710 & have so much difficulty typing on it. I tried my girlfriend's and friend's Lumia 920 and it fits perfectly in my man hands. I just don't want off of T-Mobile as I've had them for almost 10 years and the service works perfectly in Boston MA..

ingramator said,

I doubt you had a Lumia 920 if you thought it was too thick...

doubt all you want my friend. I tested the Lumia 920 for 13 days and took it back to AT&T. I am not the only one who thinks the phone is to fcking thick. I don't know why people here get their panties in bunch because someone else doesn't like their beloved phone.

PoohGQ said,
You had a Lumia 920??? Are you a man or a woman? I have a Lumia 710 & have so much difficulty typing on it. I tried my girlfriend's and friend's Lumia 920 and it fits perfectly in my man hands. I just don't want off of T-Mobile as I've had them for almost 10 years and the service works perfectly in Boston MA..
i am a man at 6' 2 225 pounds. Played high school and college ball. My hands are big, yet the Lumia is to damn thick its ugly. I said nothing about weight. I'm talking aesthetics.

Have to agree with everyone else here, doubt you used a 920 mate. Your Anger and language alone says troll or sheep.

Your first comment says too thick. Mom is 5 foot nothing and she does not find it to thick.

Ah, wait your change from thick, to I said nothing about to the weight, I mean Aesthetics...

Yeah sorry mate, your comments have no credibility.

Most people hate phone's material quality, not design. It's very thin and crap feeling plastic. Not aluminium, not glass or not HQ plastic.

JHBrown said,
Looks pretty good to me. I don't know where all the hate comes from. I try many phones and I am not bias to one company. I had a Lumia 920, to damn thick. Had a Note 2, to damn big, had a Nexus 4, a toss up on this one. I am back on my iPhone 5, waiting to try this phone out next.

he's right the lumia is a brick when compared to the S3 and iPhone.

ingramator said,

I doubt you had a Lumia 920 if you thought it was too thick...


I have one and it is thick indeed. Too thick? Not for my personal taste but it is a very subjective matter.

JHBrown said,
Looks pretty good to me. I don't know where all the hate comes from. I try many phones and I am not bias to one company. I had a Lumia 920, to damn thick. Had a Note 2, to damn big, had a Nexus 4, a toss up on this one. I am back on my iPhone 5, waiting to try this phone out next.
The 5.5" Note 2 was too big? Well the GS4 is 5"...i mean .5" doesnt make a huge diffeence...ask iPhone owners...lol

MikadoWu said,
Have to agree with everyone else here, doubt you used a 920 mate. Your Anger and language alone says troll or sheep.

Your first comment says too thick. Mom is 5 foot nothing and she does not find it to thick.

Ah, wait your change from thick, to I said nothing about to the weight, I mean Aesthetics...

Yeah sorry mate, your comments have no credibility.


And your comments mean jack **** to me. I stand by what I said, the phone is a fcking thick brick!

TechieXP said,
...i mean .5" doesnt make a huge diffeence...

I asked my girlfriend. She laughed manically.

In fairness though, a colleague came in with the Note 2 after I got the S3. He handed it back after a couple of days because he found it too cumbersome for a phone. I'm going to take a look at the S4 when it's around and compare it with my S3. If it doesn't look too big for me, I'll probably get it.