We’re just shy of 7 hours from the press event in New York City, where Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S IV, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a clear shot of what could be the final device. Earlier this week, a few images and even a video were leaked online by a website forum called 52 Samsung. While some doubted the authenticity of the leaks, we now have more photos from another source that are not only clearer, but show off an identical device.
it168 posted the new high resolution images of the purported Galaxy S IV that features the same textured mesh pattern on the front and back as the previous leak and the GS IV also has a similar shape to the Galaxy S III. The display, which is extremely vibrant, is confirmed once again, as being 5-inches with a resolution of 1080p. As for the other specs, the site says that this version (which could be exclusive to Europe and Asia) is in fact running the Samsung made Exynos 5410 Octo Core, clocked at 1.8GHz. It also features 2GB of RAM, a 2600mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage and is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. What’s interesting, is that the device looks thick, with that silver (metal?) band around the device’s perimeter, but as it turns out, the Galaxy S IV is only 7.7mm thick.
One other little tidbit to report is that the site confirms another rumor, that the Galaxy S IV will utilize a feature from the Galaxy Note II. When a user hovers their finger closely above the display, it will put a small blue dot on the screen, allowing them to glace at a few photos from an album, without opening it or to scroll slowly down a webpage, without having to flick or swipe the screen.
One thing is for sure, Samsung is looking to really push the envelope with customized software features in their latest flagship—with Smart Stay, Smart Pause and Smart Scroll. So what do you all think? Now that we’ve seen two completely different sources display the same device, both with the same looks and features? Is this the Galaxy S IV and if so, what do you think?