Samsung did an outstanding job of securing the Galaxy S3 before its launch last year. But the smartphone’s popularity bumped the hype and demand for its successor to a degree that simply couldn’t be contained within any reasonable security measures. A chinese website leaked all there is to be leaked of the Galaxy S4’s chinese dual-SIM near-final prototype half a day before the official event.
While Samsung will probably have a little bit extra oomph to show on their glitzy NY event, if you are impatient, you can unpack most of the “christmas gift” early. However, what is shown here is indeed a prototype, judging by the protruding notification LED. At least the pixels confirm it’s not shopped. 🙂
Obviously, the S4’s body is made of some high quality plastic which isn’t very impressive in a market obsessed with aluminium. However, most of you certainly buy polycarbonate cases to protect you expensive superphone, so what happens is you pay for the aluminium build, but feel plastic in your hand. If the polycarbonate body keeps the S4’s price down, then Samsung are on the right road.
- GSM/WCDMA/HSPA+/LTE connectivity (depending on the region)
- Exynos 5410 1.8 GHz octa- core CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU for U.S)
- PowerVR SGX GPU 544MP3 (533Mhz)
- 2GB of RAM
- 16-64GB of built-in flash memory
- 4.99” 1080p display
- 13 megapixel camera with BSI sensor
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS
- 2600 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 140.1×71.8×7.7mm
- Weight: 138 gr
- Dual SIM variant for China, single SIM elsewhere
Smart pause as originally copied by LG and smart scrolling are included as well, with the possibility of being disabled in some regions (hey, what gives?!).
Source: Unwired View