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Alleged Image of Samsung Galaxy S IV was up on Picasa for nearly a month

0. phoneArena 22 Jan 2013, 11:45 posted on

A press image of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV has apparently been up on Picasa, hiding in plain sight during nearly a month after being put up by a student in Hong Kong with no connections to Samsung on December 27th, 2012; the picture even has the correct model number of the phone, “Galaxy S IV GT-I9500 Product Image,” which now is expected to be introduced in late March and launched the following month...

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 14:45 3

38. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


honestly i can't really2 see the pentile from my s3 screen even when it put next to my gf optimus 4x screen.. i pitty people like you because i think watching hd tv might be a nightmare for you since you can look "crosshatch effect" even from the screen more than 300 ppi ( because tv has much more less ppi than any mobile phone screen nowadays )

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:05

49. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Distance is a huge factor. At something like 8 feet, a 60 inch 1080p screen is a retina display. And I think that has fewer than 50 ppi.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:14

50. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


and off course you wouldn't see your phone's screen that close.. at normal distance you wont see any difference between pentile or non pentile screen... unless you have a "Godly eagle eye.."

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:28

67. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


More specifically, a 60" 1080p display has a pixel density of 36.7 ppi. At about 8-12 feet, this density is sufficient to make your eye unable to pick up individual pixels. I know this personally; I have a 55" 1080p TV and the picture quality is spectacular from about 14 feet. For comparison, my TV has a pixel density of 40 ppi.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:23

87. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


That just blowed my mind, how can you compare an HD TV to a phone? Anyway the TV has a full RGB sub-pixel grid not pentile, it is very visible on the S3, my sister's S2 doesn't have that crosshatch. Heck i can even see pixels on my One X which has RGB. I am talking about situations were you have to hold your phone closer to the face like when you are in bed. Saying you can't see see pixels in your S3 can just mean 2 things, first you have a bad sight or second you always hold it far away.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:54 1

33. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


so, get a new phone on 2014, normally from a year to another there isnt a great change, apple doesnt know what is even a change.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 14:38 2

37. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Good for you, I want bigger and better thank you very much! The S3 is not enough for me, sorry :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:41 1

45. metalpoet (unregistered)


in america the bastards gave us a dual core instead of the quad core. i want the damn quad or octa! and I missed out of the note 2 because i already had the gs3 so i want an even bigger screen.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:50

57. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Maybe if the bezel is redic small but I agree phones are too large. My iphone 4 screen is a bit big for me sometimes even. I can't imagine having a phone above 4.5 even with a small bezel. The sgs3 might be an exception.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 18:40

65. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


you make a good point, but not all of us own GS3's and A15 cores wipe the floor with A9 cores, so its not really a question of "need".

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:10 5

6. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


looks like a taller note2

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:05 7

18. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


yes... because 5" is taller than 5.5", right ?

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:44 1

32. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


i mean its not wide enough

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:34

70. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I checked the image for you really quickly and found that the screen in question has an aspect ratio of 1.787, which is actually not insignificant compared to the Note II's 1.777 (16:9). I don't expect Samsung to use a screen with these dimensions in their next phone, especially since the SGS IV is supposed to come with a 1080p screen which also has a 16:9 aspect ratio. In short, you're justified in saying it looks a little strange compared to the Note II.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 04:12

84. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


omg you are genius !!! abdane

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:12 4

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I seriously doubt the exynos 5 octa will be in the siv
The first device i can see it in is the note 8.0" or note 3

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:06 1

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Note 8.0" is already officially gonna be sporting a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos 4412, same as in the Note 2. I would have thought the same as you that we wouldn't see the Exynos 5 until the Note 3, but read the second paragraph of the link I'm gonna post. It was posted yesterday; you must have missed it.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsungs-Director-of-Marketing-System-LSI-talks-Exynos-5-Octa_id38884

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:31 3

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm sorry, if I had to choose between the phone above (Galaxy S IV) and the iPhone 5S, I would choose the iPhone; I just HATE green wallpaper.

[thank GOD my GN2 has blue wallpaper]

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:33 17

9. schinnak (Posts: 99; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


just so that you know...........the wallpaper u r talking about; unlike the one you stick in your living room - this one can be changed easily

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:43 3

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


OMG, really??

But, I love Apple's predetermined finite selection of wallpapers, i.e., Earth (from space); kitten (through peep hole); rock collection; etc!!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:21 1

25. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Don't forget the water droplets! Such a fine selection!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:08 1

39. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Forgive me, how the heck did I forget droplets!!

Must've been thinking of that massive upgrade in the iPhone 5S and the new 4.0" screen.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 18:44

66. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


You forgot to use the /s after your sarcasm

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:52 9

14. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


thank you for this completely useless post

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:08 5

22. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Do you not know how to change wallpapers?

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:24 1

26. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Do you not know he is being sarcastic? He is well known for his iComments against Apple

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:26 5

28. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Sorry, I don't browse PhoneArena and read his comments all day

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:13 1

40. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


i........Resent that (I am trying to be a good little boy this year but, it's nice to know you can change wallpapers - who knew?!).

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:04 1

58. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I love this sarcasm

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:38 3

10. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


it does looks like Note 2 but still looks better then S3,would be nice to see Samsung stepping away from glossy plastic finish and start using better materials. and I hope that this isn't S4 because its gonna be a smaller Note2.

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