Samsung GT-I9502 leaks out: a Galaxy S IV candidate for China

Images of the Samsung GT-I9502 have leaked out just days before the Galaxy S IV official unveiling, and they could show what the upcoming Android superphone would look like. Still, we’d take them with the usual grain of salt. What we are seeing is a device with rounded edges that matches the rumored specs of the Galaxy S IV - Android 4.2.1, a 1080p display with a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera.

However, virtually all sources that have spoken on the Galaxy S IV so far mention that it will be a rectangular device with no rounded edges like the design we’re seeing here. So this could well be just one of the prototypes Samsung is testing undercover, stuffed with the Galaxy S IV internals but with a different look.

Another interesting bit about this here leak is that it is actually a dual-SIM phone for China Unicom. We wouldn’t completely rule out a dual-SIM Galaxy S IV, but we definitely don’t expect it to be available from day one.

We’ll know whether this one is real or not in just a couple of days on March 14th when Samsung is expected to announce the device in New York.

source: 52 Samsung via Sammy Hub

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1. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

as usual. cheap looking phone with a very ugly looking design. nothing changes for samsung !!!!! ewwwwwww

2. Adithya7184 unregistered

its just a prototype.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Well,let's just hope it is. Because that phone looks cheap with its plastic materials, samsung should learn a thing or two from htc,nokia and sony

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

i don't really care about the plastic as long it got removable battery and micro sd slot.. and i will just put a case on it.. and honestly the phone looks quite nice IMO..

133. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

The sides remind me of HTC Evo 4G LTE. (:))

94. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is usual for OEMs to do. They put their prototype into a shell that looks like their previous model; Apple does it and LG did it with the Nexus 4.

109. mityblumpkin

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

isnt most phones made out of plastic? like the nokia 822


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Yeah! Totally! Sony Xperia Z ftw! Water and dust resistant + Durable + Verrrrrry Elegant (made of glass). It's the best of Sony in a f*cking awesome smartphone! :DD

55. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't think this will be the final design. Remember the leaked pictures of live Galaxy S III before? It was different from the ultimate design, right? As far as I remember, Samsung makes 2-3 different designs for its test phones. Its inside could be the Galaxy S IV but I know Samsung is smart enough not to pattern a successor from its predecessor just like what they did to S II and S III. Samsung never disappoints. :D

75. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

We're 3 days away from the think it's time to play around with what looks good and what does not??

86. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Yuk..... looks too ugly. S-IV doesn't deserve this design. :(

27. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Does Apple have a copyright on making the same looking phones year after year? If so, Samsung may be in trouble. Lol. But seriously, if this is anything like the actual phone then Samsung pulled an Apple on us when it comes to design. I would be disappointed.

31. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Yes, but i remember reading that Samsung kept the real model of the Galaxy S3 a secret until launch by floating multiple fake models. . The material seems to be nice though. If this is the real phone, they really need to take pointers from Nokia, HTC, Sony, etc for design queues. But knowing Samsung, if they wanted to, they would rip off their design as their own and try to justify it in court.

131. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It was pretty obvious the GS3 was in a fake shell though. This looks to tightly packed to be in a fake shell. Looks real.

33. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

This is pushing me towards Xperia Z. Please Samsung, don't be a disappointment.

42. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if u check the covers for gs4 you can understand this is not s4 or something . s4 has sharp edges than this it will look like s2

113. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Those covers weren't legit. Just something a manufacturer came up with.

77. DirtySoul

Posts: 16; Member since: May 22, 2012

Judging by the white settings screen, it is not an AMOLED screen. It is usually black on AMOLED devices.

81. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I hope it's not amoled, slcd3 please, amoled doesn't stand a chance against slcd3 because it's too dim, colors are great though

80. zhiae unregistered

i have very bad feeling that it is gs4 because the back style is the same back of the picture that says come and meet the next galaxy f**kkkkkkk

84. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

The front-facing camera hole doesn't quite align properly, this cannot be a final version, some Chinese knock-off probably

87. Anky5

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

look at top of screen shows two sim card it dual sim phone or Fake Samsung S4

121. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Like the holes were aligned on the S3 LOL

132. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um, the S3 was more aligned then the entire One X where the camer back cover, sim tray slot, and even the entire screen were not aligned. The GS3 was actually flawless in terms of clearance.

95. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

IT is definitely fake! Notice how the phone on the notification menu shows that both the sim card slots have been empty in picture no 10! Do you think thats possible?

122. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

FAKE - FAKE - FAKE - FAKE If Samsung held the secret this long, i don't think they would release such a clear picture now... This isn't Apple, where nothing is manufactured, Samsung has their own factories... Hint, NO outside SPIES. ;)

128. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This year is tough because choice is so many: HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Motorola X, and Samsung GS4........!!! Better to buy HTC one, Xperia Z, Or Motorola thing note: those all phones are powered by Android.....!!!

146. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Has it ever maybe occurred to you that Samsung use plastic because its simply the best material to use...aluminium does not allowed NFC, no removable battery, no removable micro SD and because it allows the manufacturing to be cheap they can sell the phone with the best software for a reasonable price!

152. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

But still lots of people buy! Like the Galaxy S III ugly! But still many people buy! Because of the specs I guess!

3. wendygarett unregistered

Seems fake...

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