Samsung Galaxy S4 Glamour Shots Allegedly Show Final Design
New alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 photos are now available showing a Galaxy S4 smartphone with the curves of a Samsung Galaxy S3, a new dot-textured pattern on the front and back, and a design that is much thinner looking than the leaked video of a Galaxy S4.
The set of photos also includes highlights of the smart software features.
Just hours before Samsung plans to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York to announced the Samsung Galaxy S4, a set of nearly 20 alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 photos appear on a Chinese tech site, offering a full look at what is likely the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The series of purported Samsung Galaxy S4 photos show a phone that is similar in overall design to the claimed Samsung Galaxy S4 video we shared earlier this week, but with a much thinner looking body.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Photos
These alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 photos are not ordinary, in that the photos are not blurry, low detail photos but glamour shots that show off the 5-inch display, new textured design and overall look of the device Samsung will likely show off on stage later today.
One of the most noticeable differences is the switch from a faux-metal finish to a textured dot pattern on the phone. It looks similar to the textured back of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, though ti’s not clear if the dots stick off the device for grip, or are just a texture under smooth plastic. The alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 photo below shows a closer look at this new design.
The back of the device in these photos shows a similar dot-texture and a larger camera centered on what is likely the Galaxy S4. The flash is located under the camera and there is a speaker opening on the bottom left side.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 photos also show a side profile shot which, if this is the real Samsung Galaxy S4, tells us two things. First, the Samsung Galaxy S4 shown is thinner looking than previous leaks, which is a good thing. The design of the edges is still more similar to the Galaxy Note 2 than the Galaxy S3, but it looks more polished than previous leaks. Second, there is a small tap that allows users to remove the back of the device for access to the battery, Micro SD card slot and SIM card slot.
If this is the Samsung Galaxy S4, the device will feature a silver accent running along the edge of the smartphone. It’s not clear if this is plastic like the rest of the phone, or metal.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Features
In addition to photos showing off the purported design of the Samsung Galaxy S4, we also get a look at what appears to be a touch free control of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The image below shows what looks like a user using Air View to hover over an item to see more about it. This is a Galaxy Note 2 feature that required the S Pen.
Rumors pointed to a Galaxy S4 with a touch free display that offered this type of control. We also see a set of photos with smart eye tracking settings and a photo with the Samsung eye tracking icon visible.
Samsung is preparing to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 7 PM this evening. The company is expected to unveil a Galaxy S4 with a 4.99-inch or 5-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, at least for the U.S. version. We also expect a number of smart software demos and features on stage.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is up in the air, though there are rumors of a release as soon as April in select markets and a U.S. Galaxy S4 release date is a possibility in May according to some rumors.