Supposed Samsung Galaxy S IV appears on video and it's a China-bound dual-SIM version

Supposed Samsung Galaxy S IV appears on video and it's a China-bound dual-SIM version
Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S 4 leak. This time, though, the supposed Galaxy S 4 makes an appearance on video and it is the same dual-SIM version we saw appear prematurely in China yesterday.

This is the Galaxy S 4 under the GT-I9502 model name, and it seems to be a fully functional unit, running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a new version of TouchWiz on top of it.

Update: The video also reveals that the Galaxy S IV - if that is indeed it - will feature a 2,600mAh battery. That's great news and should allow the device to easily last a whole day. 

Looking at this video, the device looks very similar to the current Galaxy S III in terms of design. The rounded edges, the pebble form, everything seems to be identical, save for what looks like a more narrow bezel for an almost edge-to-edge screen. By all visible clues, the new Samsung flagship is also made out of plastic.

Notably, this Galaxy S 4 candidate does look a bit thicker than you’d expect. While we hope that is justified by a larger battery, we think it might have something to do with the fact that it is a dual-SIM version of the device. The single SIM version could be thinner, but again this is just a lucky guess.

The camera interface has evolved with a separate on-screen buttons for video and still capture, and we get to see how burst shot works in the demonstration right below.

Sadly, mister Blurrycam ruins the rest of the video. Even though the battery pack is shown, it’s all out of focus making it hard to read the numbers for its capacity. Take out your magnifying glass, Sherlock Holmes’ spirit and feel free to investigate it right below.

source: 52 Samsung


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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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119 Comments

1. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

If this is SG4 then i would say SXZ and HTC 1 Looks much better in looks

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I hope the Note III doesn't look like this...

16. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Your S4 is of no match with the dust/water resistant + sleek and elegant + durable glass body of SONY Xperia Z! Neither with the aluminum case of HTC One! No. Not a chance evaaaar! ;D The bitter truth is haaard to accept. So go on waiting for your plastic inelegant phone! :PPP

42. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ugh too many sony fanboys here nowadays.. the sony xperia z isn't that great dude. 2012 processor (while still good, isn't the best for a flagship 2013), washout screen with low contrast and terrible black levels and less than spectacular viewing angles. you need to open a flap for every port and tbh i dont see the point in going underwater with your smartphone too much. the sony android skin is a bit buggy and isn't as smooth as touchwiz or even sense 5. glass on the back will also shatter easily (dragontail glass is only on the front, standard gorilla glass on the back) and lastly the build isn't very ergonomic

44. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

personally im digging either the gs4 or the htc one.. leaning towards the one more i think. htc one's screen is on the whole better, speakers are awesome, best front facing camera and decent back (could be better i admit), ingenious and nice software features which aren't gimmicky at all. build quality and design is spectacular (better than xperia z imo) and snapdragon 600 is the new processor king. is there any contest? htc one > xperia z. I even think the xperia zl is better than the z

69. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

and don't forget htc one will support open gl es 3.0 games with it's adreno 320 while the s4 will not.The s4 is not future proof at all as we'll start seeing games made with open gl es 3.0 games end of 2013!!

78. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Actually The S4, if it has the SGX544MP will dupport OpenGL 3.0. At least my iPad does with it's SGX544MP4.

95. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Wow! So you have the ONLY iPad in the world that supports OpenGL 3.0 then? I'm officially impressed, as SGX544 does NOT support OpenGL 3.0, neither does SGX554, only PowerVR 6 (Rogue) does...

104. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

My mistake, it actually doesn't.

93. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Hahaha full of reason just to cover the ugliest S4, Dude Xperia Z is made for fun and unexpected accident. Sure hardware is outdated but million of people doesnt care, as long there is quadcore on specs its fine. Same as display, people will choose elegant design than chep O plastic, millions doesnt even care with the quality of display, as long as they can watch, text and surf and play they be fine.

111. pritam.paul.360

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

@pyradark quote: "millions don't care about processor". "millions don't care about displays" and still they buy a phone priced a fortune! you gotta be drunk or something saying those words....

110. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

your experia Z is no match to S4's confirmed specs octa 5410 and PowerVR SXG 544 graphics....you can dip all day long your device while we enjoy the power and smoothness of s4...and i love plastic...cheaper to replace and no worries....

116. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Its quad and if you want to enjoy the smoothness, get Windows Phone

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I have my doubts for this being the real deal. if you look at the several phone covers leak over the past week, on comparing, the flash and speaker are not placed as can be seen from the covers in which they are placed to the left and right of the camera ! and if any rumours could be trusted then it should be from these phone cover company because they receive the cover specification from Samsung. Many of such company are even ready to give a refund if the cover does not fit your GS4. Also the placement of the speaker might cause difficulty for right-handed as they might block the speaker when holding ! But thats only my guesswork ! :)

30. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

y would we say other android phones looks better than s4 :P

39. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i also don't think that's real. if the s4 uses samoled, the display shouldn't be that bland. the htc one display looks better than that and it's not even oled.

22. Ranj-1989

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

i think people is start to hating SAMSUNG...:(

32. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Using Samsun and want SAMSUNG to look even more better than any other :)

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If this is S4 then I am done and will go with HTC one :( but why Sammy :( even though I don't wanna believe but these freakin videos :(

79. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It does feature a HUGE BATTERY though which may be a bigger factor than the form. Look at the comparison with the S3: http://www.abload.de/img/s4s3pvs8m.jpg

26. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

43. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It is a note 2

63. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

though I love Samsung's innovation they bring to each phone but if this turns out to be galaxy s4 then i may just have to go with htc one this time..... No offence but isnt samsung just being too generic with cheap plastic or even polycarbonate...... this is the king of all smartphones for pete's sake.......I just find it very difficult to digest that smasung wouldn't care about our persistent request with choice of material....... Samsung please dont disappoint us...we have a lot of expectation from your 14th March event......

68. nostarwhere

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Sony Z looks ugly and HTC 1 ridiculous. So Galaxy 4 should not be worse than them when it comes to looks. Talk it down whatever u Sammy haters like, the G4 will be the next best seller. If only I can afford its high price!

81. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Why do you think that the One is ridiculous. And if you think that this piece of flimzy cheap ugly shinny thin cheap plastic is nicer looking than the Xperia Z, then i'm sorry but you're wrong

90. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I don't care about plastic a removable back cover and top notch hardware is enough for me. ..

114. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yeap . i dont know why samsung use this design ( if this is real gs4 ).

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

another disappointment for Samboys. Sammy is following the footsteps of apple.

20. XperiaUser unregistered

apple is gonna sue to sammy once again coz they are just going to increase the size of its next generation smartphone just like apple did with iphone5 ;)

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