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Image of Samsung Galaxy S IV leaks?

0. phoneArena 04 Jan 2013, 02:42 posted on

Here we go, an image allegedly of the Samsung Galaxy S IV was leaked by someone that is said to be a Samsung Insider by SamMobile and you can see some of the changes coming to the Korean manufacturer's flagship device; note the absence of a home button which means on-screen buttons are coming, and dig the thin bezel...

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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 02:55 2

7. masterchina (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Hope the USA variants come with the exynos 5450!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:01 4

9. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Monster specs but same old design. I think Samsung should at least try to design their phones better. In terms of build quality and design HTC is superior to Samsung, so Samsung must improve in that department.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:31 4

54. stychill (unregistered)


I agree with you, the One X line had a great design.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:02 5

10. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Finally!!! No home button!!! Really dislike that thing.. Useful when screen freezes up or to wake the phone but I still dislike it. I really hope that they include something like Nokia Lumia's "tap to wake".

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:32 2

40. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Hah, offcourse sammy knows how to copycat others. Its a master thief in industry.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:23

51. phmaverick (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


What made you say that?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:05 4

13. Savage (unregistered)


They better make this in black.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:41

87. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I don't like white phones either

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:07 4

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


100% fake as usual :p

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:53

34. zaka28 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Agree... (look at the flash light)

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 06:46 2

46. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why U Banned? :

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:08 2

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Judging by the size of the rounded corners, it looks like a 4,5" device, maybe the so-called Galaxy SII Plus or a fake. Either way, with the awesome looking Oppo Find 5 and Droid DNA, the good ol'rounded Sammy design would be disappointing.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:26 4

23. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Looks kinda like the s3

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:32 1

26. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


delete please.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:35 2

28. abchco123 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


I actually like a phone to have a BEZEL and a HOME button. I don't like on-screen buttons they take away space from the actual screen and the bezel makes a phone look nice. But that's my opinion, everyone is entitled to their own.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:15

37. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I think they will keep the capacitive buttons.
This could (and should) be a hidden three -key layout bellow the screen.
I'm actually willing to bet on it.
Anyone? :p

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:46

33. homersimpson (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


Agreed. And the soft-keys at the bottom are often times difficult to distinguish from the App screen content. Hardware buttons should be the standard unless the manufacturer is really trying to reduce the overall bezel footprint on the phone. If someone where to design a phone where the screen was close to rim-to-rim (left-right and top-bottom), then I could live with software-only buttons in exchange for a smaller phone.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:38

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


fake sammy brings dif. design I think

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:41 2

30. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Could be one of the several prototypes Samsung has.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:41 3

32. homersimpson (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


If this photo is legitimate, it is another tired/same-old, same-old/recycled hardware design for Samsung. HTC devices (the DROID DNA in particular) make Samsung phones look plain cheap...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:57 2

35. maherk (Posts: 4211; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I would say this is fake. I dont see samsung ditching the physical home button any time soon. And regarding the overall design, its clearly a note 2 with a little bit of photoshop magic. 5" screen with on screen buttons for me is just the same as a 4.8" with capacitive touch keys. Hope samsung wont be pulling a nexus and ditch physical buttons.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:11

36. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This makes all the sense actually.
Retained dimensions while increasing the screen, the protruded outer rim to make the phone less prone to cracking.
But I think it's just a base that will go through some refinements.
Also, I disagree the lack of physical home button means they will go on screen.
I see three hidden capacitive keys instead

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:28 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22736; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That looks nice

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:49 4

59. SleepingOz (unregistered)


That looks fake!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:46

42. sjtempo9x (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


look at the shadow, i think it’s fake

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 05:06 1

43. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


its no matter if the leak is a fake, samsung is really good with secrets about their new line up, like how all people can't guess s3 until the keynote. they've really beaten apple in terms of secrecy.

also, its not the specs or shape that will be the main point of S IV, if S3 was judged based on specs and shape, it won't be the device of 2012. Touchwiz is really the main selling point of Galaxy S series

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 05:16 3

44. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Im just stoked theres not a physical home button.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 06:46

47. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Please no physical home button

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:02 1

48. marchels14 (unregistered)


This is a monster phone that I want.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:13

49. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Looks like the same "prototype" we saw last year.

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