As we suspected the images featured here are in fact simply placeholders for the final handset when it does arrive next week. They can already be seen on Expansys FR’s website, linked through via their Twitter feed. The fact that @evleaks previously released the same images shows just how much pulling power the feed has and its reputation surrounding leaked devices.
Samsung Galaxy S4 concept images leak ahead of launch?
March 5th, 2013
As is customary for any big mobile announcement, the fires of the rumour mill have been vigorously stoked and pumping out a more focused blend of content than their typical broad mix of rumours and leaks. We’re just days away from the official arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy S4, on track for its New York launch on March 14th and in light of this, images, purportedly featuring the new flagship, have popped up on Twitter.
As you might have guessed, it was the popular @evleaks Twitter feed which published two shots of a device which at the very least fits the approximate dimensions of the Galaxy S4. The quality of the device in these images (click either to enlarge it) is however most certainly questionable in our opinion. We’ve already seen more convincing mock-ups elsewhere, however the general consensus seems to be that this device design is closer to any other speculatory images that may have come before it.
The first image drops the S4 concept in front of each and every one of its Galaxy S-based predecessors, showing an evolution of both design language and physical size, the the S4 expected to feature a Full HD 4.99-inch display. The 2.1-megapixel front facing camera along with proximity and brightness sensors also reside to the right of the earpiece, just as they did on the 2012/12 Samsung Galaxy S3.
The second shot appears to be taken from a presentation slide highlighting the phone’s Full HD AMOLED screen, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage capacities, the inclusion of 2GB of RAM, its anticipated 13-megapixel autofocus camera and the fact it’ll arrive running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. More so than the previous image, here the Galaxy S4 in the slide looks more like a placeholder than an actual final device render.
We don’t have long to wait but in truth, we’re expected to see some far more polished design work when the lights go up in New York next week.