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Samsung Galaxy S4 Image Leaked, May Come in April

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A less rounded top and bottom, a thinner bezel and a larger screen depicted.


The world's first Samsung Galaxy S4 press image has been leaked, with the device, which is apparently codenamed Altius (J), expected to launch in April.

On December 27, 2012, a student from Hong Kong posted the image of what is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Picasa, with the information naming the device the "Galaxy S IV GT-I9500", which is the name outed by a recent benchmark.

As seen above, the picture depicts the device with a less rounded top and bottom when compared to the Galaxy S3. It also seems to sport a thinner bezel and a larger screen, as well as a home button -- a feature that was missing from the previously leaked image.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is allegedly codenamed Altius (J) and will feature a 2600mAh battery, as well as wireless charging capabilities. Accompanying that is a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED FHD screen, in addition to Samsung's eight-core processor and a flexible, unbreakable screen (which was announced by Samsung during CES 2013).

Although Samsung said the Galaxy S4 won't launch until May at the earliest, the aforementioned codename report added that it'll start shipping in April, which matches a previous rumor suggesting the same launch period.

 

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    deftonian , January 23, 2013 2:16 AM
    otacon728 core mobile processor?.... no reason for it at all. 5" screen is too big to fit in a pocket comfortably.


    I disagree, my Note II fits perfectly fine in every pocket I've used. Never once thought it was too bulky. Sounds like you either have small hands syndrome or just can't afford it so you try to talk it down like you just don't want it.
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    aaron88_7 , January 23, 2013 2:06 AM
    otacon728 core mobile processor?.... no reason for it at all. 5" screen is too big to fit in a pocket comfortably.

    Then buy one of those cheap pre-paid phones, just because you don't want a great phone doesn't mean others don't.

    Now the real question is when can I pre-order this?
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    Anonymous , January 23, 2013 1:43 AM
    Still waiting to hear about the Galaxy Note 3 with a 6.3 inch screen, 8 core processor, 1080p 4gb ram...The S4's bigger brother.
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    Anonymous , January 23, 2013 1:54 AM
    It looks nearly identical to the S3, Hopefully Samsung doesn't become Apple when it comes to their phone's design.
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    TheBigTroll , January 23, 2013 2:02 AM
    i dont see anything that would prompt a S3 user to switch over to this. Yeah its more powerful, but most phones are fast enough for the generic user
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    aaron88_7 , January 23, 2013 2:06 AM
    otacon728 core mobile processor?.... no reason for it at all. 5" screen is too big to fit in a pocket comfortably.

    Then buy one of those cheap pre-paid phones, just because you don't want a great phone doesn't mean others don't.

    Now the real question is when can I pre-order this?
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    deftonian , January 23, 2013 2:14 AM
    I'm still waiting to hear about the Galaxy Note VI with 4K, OLED, Flex Screen, 10GB Ram, 20 core, 3.2 Ghz, uber integrated graphics, etc.

    .. if you play the wait game you can play it infinitely. Now, if the Note III was coming out in a few months then by all means, make a post like that.
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    deftonian , January 23, 2013 2:16 AM
    otacon728 core mobile processor?.... no reason for it at all. 5" screen is too big to fit in a pocket comfortably.


    I disagree, my Note II fits perfectly fine in every pocket I've used. Never once thought it was too bulky. Sounds like you either have small hands syndrome or just can't afford it so you try to talk it down like you just don't want it.
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    twisted politiks , January 23, 2013 2:28 AM
    " ...and a flexible, unbreakable screen (which was announced by Samsung during CES 2013)."

    What I don't get about the "unbreakable screen" is where does the touch interface go? Doesn't that need some sort of glass type medium as well? or Am I wrong on that?
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    hitman400 , January 23, 2013 4:01 AM
    deftonianI disagree, my Note II fits perfectly fine in every pocket I've used. Never once thought it was too bulky. Sounds like you either have small hands syndrome or just can't afford it so you try to talk it down like you just don't want it.


    And to hear people looking forward to a 6.3" smartphone, good luck with fitting that in your pockets :p 
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    assasin32 , January 23, 2013 4:43 AM
    deftonianI disagree, my Note II fits perfectly fine in every pocket I've used. Never once thought it was too bulky. Sounds like you either have small hands syndrome or just can't afford it so you try to talk it down like you just don't want it.


    Nope some of us just want a COMPACT phone not a small tablet on us. Bit of a difference, one you can fit other things besides that in your pocket NEXT to it not on top of it. The other well if you put anything else in there it's going on top of the phone if it fits.

    As for me I carry enough things as is. Keys (several + lanyard), wallet, 2x multi tools, various other things based on tasks on hand, and finally my cell phone. Trying to fit it all in a pair of blue jeans comfortably is like playing a game of Tetris some days and that is with a smaller Razr M for a cell phone.
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    Cons29 , January 23, 2013 4:44 AM
    it would be nice if they can properly incorporate the flexible screen. just wished the flexible battery is ready to go also.
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    knightofdames , January 23, 2013 5:47 AM
    Damn you Samsung, why why why a physical key why the same design, don't get fed up of the ugly shape yet! just look at the competitors..
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    halcyon , January 23, 2013 5:49 AM
    Looks neat but I'm not ready to go back to anything smaller than a Note II.
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    techcurious , January 23, 2013 6:25 AM
    I'm glad the hard Home Button is not gone.. It's so much easier to activate the screen (from standby) with that button than the power button near the top side..
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    Anonymous , January 23, 2013 8:48 AM
    New thing looks like old thing great job samesung.
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    fuzzion , January 23, 2013 10:05 AM
    Xperia 2LVxDNew thing looks like old thing great job samesung.


    So says "Xperia"

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    Thunderfox , January 23, 2013 10:13 AM
    For the people griping about it not being too different from the S3... what do you expect? It's a phone. There are only so many variations you can make without just making it triangular or something stupid like that. All smartphones have the same shape and basic set of features
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    house70 , January 23, 2013 10:19 AM
    assasin32Nope some of us just want a COMPACT phone not a small tablet on us. Bit of a difference, one you can fit other things besides that in your pocket NEXT to it not on top of it. The other well if you put anything else in there it's going on top of the phone if it fits.As for me I carry enough things as is. Keys (several + lanyard), wallet, 2x multi tools, various other things based on tasks on hand, and finally my cell phone. Trying to fit it all in a pair of blue jeans comfortably is like playing a game of Tetris some days and that is with a smaller Razr M for a cell phone.

    With all the tools you carry, may I suggest a contractor's belt? Certain things are not meant to be inside pockets, for safety reasons if not anything else.
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    Fokissed , January 23, 2013 12:21 PM
    assasin32Nope some of us just want a COMPACT phone not a small tablet on us. Bit of a difference, one you can fit other things besides that in your pocket NEXT to it not on top of it. The other well if you put anything else in there it's going on top of the phone if it fits.As for me I carry enough things as is. Keys (several + lanyard), wallet, 2x multi tools, various other things based on tasks on hand, and finally my cell phone. Trying to fit it all in a pair of blue jeans comfortably is like playing a game of Tetris some days and that is with a smaller Razr M for a cell phone.

    If you're carrying tools they why not use a tool belt? Carrying tools and a phone in the same pocket isn't a good idea.
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    eklipz330 , January 23, 2013 12:30 PM
    otacon728 core mobile processor?.... no reason for it at all. 5" screen is too big to fit in a pocket comfortably.

    yeah thats a great idea, lets just completely hault all technological advances because we've clearly hit the pinnacle. otacon, you should be samsungs CEO. i bet youd drive them to the top!
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    syrious1 , January 23, 2013 1:02 PM
    everyone says "ohh its too big for a phone" but carry one around for a week, then go back to using an s3.

    I want to hear your story then.
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