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On the eve of its unveiling, more Samsung Galaxy S 4 pictures leak

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 00:11 posted on

Hours before the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S 4,some fresh photos of the Android flagship model have leaked, and it is the same GT-I9502 model that is heading for China; among the features on the phone is the eye-tracking Smart Stay that stops and starts a video based on your eyes, and a feature that lets you hover above the screen for previews using your finger...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 02:57

69. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


why be mad? they always improve with each device. Think of it this way, the next time you upgrade, you can get an even better version.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:41

112. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


True, but I bought the phone with the idea that the SIII and Note II, were two separate lines with a discrete set of features. Now it feels like I have a giant SGIII/SGIV

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:47 6

20. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I truly hope these are fake cuz as much as we complaint about apple and the same desing of hardware we are gonna have to take back our words.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:48 3

21. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


How do people say this is just like the iPhone 4 and 4S situation.
Those two phones looked exactly identical in every way.
Holding them side by side, you wouldn't be able to tell them apart without turning it on.
The Galaxy S IV borrows design from the Galaxy S III but holding them side by side you'd be able to tell they aren't the same phone. (Bigger screen should be a dead giveaway)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 02:44 3

67. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


At least the IPhone 4 and 4s looked better than the s3 and felt way more premium!

The same with Nokia, people loved the n9's design so they used it more!

People at first did not like the GS3's design, so why use it again if people said it looks and feels cheap?

Stupid move by Sammy, but will prob sell millions

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:48 3

22. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Why are people saying this design is ugly? The S3 was ugly because the bezel at the bottom was bigger than the bezel at the top but that's clearly not the case with this design. It's probably what the S3 should have looked like but regardless, this design looks good in my eyes.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:50 8

23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Atleast the design looks better than the s3...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:03 12

30. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Yeah. SIII is too ugly. and SIV is little ugly. :(

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:55 4

26. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


looks ugly and cheap.... AT LEAST THE BEZEL IN A GOOD SIZE lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:26

76. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Lets just hope that it's cheap so I can buy it

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:02

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


this HAS to be a fake Chinese copy

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:06 1

31. gihan779 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is the twin brother of S3. Utter fake

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:09 2

32. MachDaddy (Posts: 52; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


it looks like a bigger s3, which i understand is worth emulating as that was the phone that put them in the driver's seat. but pretty underwhelming just the same. might as well just buy a chinese knock off for 1/4 the price with a quad-core MTK processor and same RAM and storage.

I hope it at least has the cool different colour LED functions you can assign for different contacts etc like the Optimus G Pro (which the BB had 3 years ago).

I guess I can't blame them for not wanting to deviate from their most successful design ever, and the bump in processing, RAM and screen size is notable, but really overall I was hoping for something more inspiring.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:09 4

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


ugh, yeeup, this is probably it and what a disappointment it appears to be in the design aspects. this will definitely hurt Samsung. might as well be the Galaxy SIII+ or Galaxy SIIIs...oh well, i'll still be tuning in to the live stream tomorrow.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 02:47 1

68. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if Apple has patented the S version release concept? If so, Sammy has got a potential problem....

I have to agree - if this is what Sammy is going to release, it is quite underwhelming.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:00 1

71. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I hope this is the refreshed GS3 that was rumored a couple days ago and not the S4.

15 hours until the event, let's hope Samsung listened when everyone called out for a better design.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:11 1

34. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


hope its the s3 plus...not s4
okay even if it'z the s4 i don't have any problem with the design but that fcckn cheap quality low grade plasticz pisses me OOOFFFFFF....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:11 1

35. SMR_NDA (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


The design is not premium alright, specially when u put it alongside htc one or lumia 920, but one has to appreciate the fact that it enables Samsung to produce in bulk with minimum chances of manufacturing defects.
Also, the removable back cover provides easy access to battery(thus increasing theoretically the longevity of the phone) or the option to change it when it becomes scratched.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:13 6

36. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Underwhelming.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:15 8

37. rahimamj (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


if this is going to be S4 its a big disapointment..for design

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:23 8

38. chongbh (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Ugly as usual from Samsung with crap plastics, nothing new about Samsung design.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:27 9

40. MartianMe (unregistered)


let's make a statement and not buy this phone until they give us a better design.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:28 2

42. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Well, to be honest I find this design quite nice but nothing special indeed. It kind of looks like the s3 but doesn't. It resembles the note 2 highly but still not quite the same. To me, the performance matters a bit more than the looks. Nevertheless, it's still a Galaxy S phone and the truth is, it will still probably sell like hot cakes around the world. People complained about the S3 design too, before they had a chance to actually fiddle with the device. Then everyone loved it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:32

43. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Just as everyone was disappointed with the looks of the S3. I'm waiting for either the Motorola X Phone and the Note 3.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:32 5

44. supa_dupa (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Ugly, plastic...the "new" look of TouchWiz is major letdown...

hTC One, here I come...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 02:16

57. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yes so you can judge the whole ui from those few screens...please don't judge a phone before it has even come out yet...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:35 3

45. cnbcnet (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


If this is a real S4, I would say "Samsung, you are really an ignorant designer", really lacking creativity. On top of that, I swear I never buy a Samsung made smartphone anymore.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:37 3

46. Mghazisohail (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


i really dont like the same thing happen........samsung doesn't even live up to it's words "THE NEXT BIG THING"..........i think the difference between the s3 in designwise is only its size, home button and it's camera placement

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:37 4

47. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


who ever buy this phone is an idiot if is this is the real desgin because this desgin is the same old boring cheap desgin samsung needs to know who is boss and learn to listen to there customers and give there customers what they deserve we paying big money for it. this is not right what samsung does they make cheap desgin because they want to make more money they only care about them self. samsung know that all the idiots out there that will buy it even with this super ugly cheap desgin thats why they give up on working on qulaity insted of making more money show them who is boss and don't buy this phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:39 4

49. rahimamj (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


if this is S4 then i perfer HTC One design... bec his design make him something special...

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