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.

This is likely the Samsung Galaxy S4.

This 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.

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A close up of the texture on a claimed Samsung Galaxy S4.

A close up of the texture on a claimed Samsung Galaxy S4.

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 back of this alleged Galaxy S4 is similar to the leaks we've previously reported.

The back of this alleged Galaxy S4 is similar to the leaks we’ve previously reported.

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.

This alleged Galaxy S4 looks thinner than previous leaks.

This alleged Galaxy S4 looks thinner than previous leaks.

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.

Possible demo of Air View on the Samsung Galaxy S4 without an S Pen.

Possible demo of Air View on the Samsung Galaxy S4 without an 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.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Nexus 4 – Final Round

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall later today.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall later today.

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.

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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.

Comments

  1. TheTruthSquad says

    I will pass on this one. I won’t buy a phone unless it is top of the available technology and including the Snapdragon 600 is a second tier processor.
    I hate to say it but the next Iphone may blow this one away. Too bad, Samsung had a great shot at burying Apple once and for all.

    • George says

      really??!! are you for real, iphone is at least a couple of gens behind in tech already – ip5 doesnt even have a quad processor. and 4″ screen…wow. apple are finished. #apple share price

    • SATech says

      Nah, I think the Snapdragon is only gonna be in the US, the international version should have the exynos 5 octa.

    • Richard Paguirigan says

      I’m with you on that. I had hoped that the phone would have the new exynos 5 chip. However, possibly more importantly, it looks like samsung opted to stick with the same body style and plastic material used in previous galaxies. This makes the phone look REALLY cheap. my previous smartphones were all iphones until i got the htc one x last year. It was a close decision, but I opted to go with the htc one x instead of the galaxy 2 because of the far, far FAR superior display and the premium material and styling of the unibody design on the one x.

      At this point, I would once again choose an HTC phone (the new HTC one) over the samsung galaxy 4 because of Samsung’s continued use of cheap plastic and its mediocre styling. with regards to the upcoming galaxy note 3 (plasticky feel and ugly styling or not), I will probably go for it when it comes out as I believe the larger display as well as the stylus will prove to be very useful for me in my business.

      I once loved iphones because of their premium design and feel as well as ease of operation but until Apple sees fit to increase display size to 4.7 in or larger, they are not even a consideration. I hate to say it but apple appears to be going downhill as they have lost much of their former lustre. Except for iphone owners, who walks around with a smartphone with a less than 4.5″ display these days? What a shame to have such a err….tiny screen.

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