A leaked photo shows the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4. Judging from the photo, the highly-anticipated smartphone does not sport a home button. Meanwhile, it looks like the Korean tech giant has confirmed that its next flagship will be landing in May.
The S4’s release date was apparently confirmed by Samsung Lebanon. It said to a fan that the handset “won’t be released before May 2013”.
A source sent a photo to SamMobile of what it claims to be the Galaxy S4. The site reports, “We of SamMobile just received a huge tip from our insider at Samsung and according to him this is the next generation of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S IV. We can’t 100% confirm if this is indeed the Galaxy S IV but the picture he sent us looks really sharp and doesn’t look fake at all. The design of the device looks also very similar to the design of the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Premier, which makes this picture more authentic.
“By looking at the picture of the device we observed a few things, the device will use on-screen buttons as there is no home-button present on the device (Finally), the bezel around the device is much thinner and the device features a large display.”
Sadly, the source did not reveal the device’s spec sheet. From past rumours, we know that the S4 will sport an Exynos 5450 2GHz quad-core processor, a Mali-T658 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED full HD (1080p) touchscreen, a 13-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. It is rumoured to run Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean).
Although SamMobile has a reputation for being accurate, it does say that it finds its source’s claims “hard to believe”.
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