The guys over at SamMobile have posted the image above, which they say “could” be Samsung’s Galaxy S IV, which was previously rumored for a CES debut, but was later debunked. The first thing you’ll notice, is that this device—if real—shares a lot of features, visually, with the Galaxy S III. This device—which we’ll just call the SIV—is slightly harder edged, with a more rectangular shape and less fluid-ness, which isn’t a bad thing. The Galaxy S III’s sides had a slight bow to them and its edges were softer and more natural.
The other thing you’ll notice is the SIV’s almost invisible bezel on the sides of the display, which re-affirms the rumor that Samsung is trying to squeeze a near 5-inch display into a body/frame that is about the same size as the Galaxy S III. And lastly, how can we ignore the fact that this device has no physical home button, or capacitive markings. While the home button is clearly gone, we can’t say for sure that the capacitive buttons are too, as Samsung has been good at hiding them under the plastic and paint on the surface, but with no home button, and Android 4.1 and 4.2 really pushing the on-screen navigation, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Samsung finally adopt these changes as well.
Overall, this image’s credibility isn’t out of the realm of possibility, but we can’t say for sure whether this is the real deal or not. If anyone remembers, up until the day the Galaxy S III was announced, we had concept designs changing so much, that it felt like it was changing hourly. Either way, it’s fun to ponder on this image, what do you all think?