Samsung's Galaxy S IV gets a hands on video ahead of launch

It looks like Samsung’s new smartphone, the GS IV, has received its first hands on video well ahead of the official debut that will take place later this week in New York. While we have already seen leaks of the device, a new video has hit the web that reportedly shows off the device well ahead of its expected debut.

As you can see from the video above, the device looks similar to the S III and features one button at the bottom of the phone. The device is rumored to have 5 inch Super AMOLED 1080P display, 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, 13 MP camera, and an eight-core Exynos chipset to power the device; it will also likely run Android 4.2.

The video also appears to confirm that the phone will be using plastic to house the device, which is a bit of a disappointment. But, if the specs hold true, this device should be a beast in the performance benchmarks and hopefully the camera is comparable to the Lumia 920 series.

We only have to wait two more days to see Samsung officially unveil the device but it looks like the cat is already out of the bag at this point.

Source: YouTube | Via: BGR

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Powering 1920x1080 would take a lot of grunt and even with the 8 cores its slow ..... Needs more ram and faster ram plus improved gfx. Poor little android always tiered .......

Looks like a Note II without the stylus? Anyways.... wish people would realize videos are better viewed horizontally than vertically... really annoying to have ginormous black bars on the side, lol.

As an android lover im disappointed.
Samsung are pulling an apple, and I don't like it.

Not to mention this route of going bigger and bigger, I think a phone should fit snuggly inside the pockets and be able to use comfortably with one hand. this looks like it will barely fit in smaller pockets and people with smaller hands will find it hard to use it 1 handed....

im disappointed with all 3 atm (iphone- just plain crap, galaxy 4-- ridiculous size, wp8- good aesthetics, but wp8 is even more clamped down than iOS)

atm blackberry z10 looking like a solid replacement for my s2.

Please, PLEASEEEEEEEEEE, stop increasing the screen size...PL-EASEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
And i don't need a thinner phone, FFS, improve the battery duration!!!
Stop competing with other brands on totally worthless aspects.
For once i would like to see a company with balls say, **** the world, i will double the thickness but i will give you a battery that will last a gazillion (joking of course) of hours in duration.
I recentlly bought a nokia 112 (40$ LOL yeah), just for the battery life.

Hitman2000 said,
+1 billion
none of the galaxy,iphone or wp8 can survive more than a day with medium to heavy usage.

Well the Galaxy Note 2 can; it has a humongous battery

I am left wondering if it's worthwhile to upgrade my Nexus 4 to an S4. I hoped for a more radical new design although it does appear to have quite some horsepower internally.

patseguin said,
I am left wondering if it's worthwhile to upgrade my Nexus 4 to an S4. I hoped for a more radical new design although it does appear to have quite some horsepower internally.

If you ever thought about that, you are so confused you ain't worth any of those phones.

patseguin said,
I am left wondering if it's worthwhile to upgrade my Nexus 4 to an S4. I hoped for a more radical new design although it does appear to have quite some horsepower internally.

If you ever thought about that, you are so confused you ain't worth any of those phones.

thartist said,

If you ever thought about that, you are so confused you ain't worth any of those phones.

The Nexus 4 does have a **** camera though.

Hope it is because the prototype, but it does seem laggy to me.

daniel_rh said,
I'm sure of something I'm not gonna like, the price :-/

Is it me or it feels slow?

Mortis said,
S3 recycled design? Have they ran out of ideas?

But it is OK when Crapple does the exact same thing, right?

Nogib said,
But it is OK when Crapple does the exact same thing, right?

More like the opposite. Android fans and hell, even the Samsung commercials go on dogging people for buying a phone that looks just like the last one as with the iPhone. What's silly is that we're starting to see comments like, "Yeah, but it's about the hardware inside anyway!" which is the exact argument used by Apple fans.

TL;DR: there are no iSheep; consumers as a whole are sheep.

bdsams said,
Do you have any proof of that or just going to keep claiming it over and over again?

There is no proof really that it is real. So until Samsung says something, it is rumor and unconfirmed.

bdsams said,
Do you have any proof of that or just going to keep claiming it over and over again?

He's right. Look how slow it is. The dial pad is a couple of seconds behind. I used to own an SII and it didn't work that crappy.

What's with the giant screens these days? I'd prefer 4.5" screens

These aren't phones anymore--they are just getting too big to pocket

whats with the choppiness? its not fluid at all. it typical android. isn't this supposed to use a quad core processor? it looks sluggish. maybe im used to windows phone.

vcfan said,
whats with the choppiness? its not fluid at all. it typical android. isn't this supposed to use a quad core processor? it looks sluggish. maybe im used to windows phone.

Touchwiz is junk. Wish more OEMs would do the vanilla look.

vcfan said,
whats with the choppiness? its not fluid at all. it typical android. isn't this supposed to use a quad core processor? it looks sluggish. maybe im used to windows phone.

I thought it would be smoother but to me it seems a little slow in my opinion. i'm a note 2 user currently on android 10.1. hardware specs means nothing if you can't notice the improvement.

vcfan said,
whats with the choppiness? its not fluid at all. it typical android. isn't this supposed to use a quad core processor? it looks sluggish. maybe im used to windows phone.
I can tell you my Nexus 4 can beats it hands down. Even the Note 2 is smoother than that... I am guessing it is unfinished.

ctrl_alt_delete said,

I thought it would be smoother but to me it seems a little slow in my opinion. i'm a note 2 user currently on android 10.1. hardware specs means nothing if you can't notice the improvement.

Android 10.1!?!?

No such animal.

techbeck said,

He meant Note 10.1. Just a typo he made is all.

i'm a note 2 user currently on android 10.1.

the Note 2 is not the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and there IS no such thing as a "Note 10.1". If that's a typo, it's an impressive one.

FloatingFatMan said,

the Note 2 is not the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and there IS no such thing as a "Note 10.1". If that's a typo, it's an impressive one.

haha, commenting on someone making a typo and I do the same thing. DOH!

That phone is the fake chinese knockoff version of the S4. I'm pretty damn sure the real ones will run the OS as smooth as butter.

FloatingFatMan said,

the Note 2 is not the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and there IS no such thing as a "Note 10.1". If that's a typo, it's an impressive one.

Sorry, did I miss something? I'm currently replying on A SG Note 10.1........

FloatingFatMan said,

the Note 2 is not the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and there IS no such thing as a "Note 10.1". If that's a typo, it's an impressive one.

I own both the Samsung Galaxy Note II which is the phone and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, it's the tablet version of the Note phone, i.e. the note 10.1 as it's sometimes referred too.

lol thanks, I thought I was losing my mind, I've got the box for my note 10.1 right here, it's also for sale online and in stores, and there are forums about it.
See I am sane after all

Well.. Bugger me. That will teach me to double check Sammy's product line up. I had no idea they'd renamed their tablet range. Sorry. You guys are right.

i was not expecting anything innovative in the design; this phone is all about specs in my opinion, which is still great.