There is not much time left until March 14th when Samsung will hold the press event where the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S4. As usual, there is always leaked information about a certain device when it’s about to get launched. However, just like when the Galaxy S3 was about to be unveiled, some of the rumors are true and some prove to be inaccurate.
Today, another series of leaked photos appeared on the internet, and they were published by GSM Israel, website which claims that the images are actually screenshots taken from a United States version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (and if we look at the 4G logo on the screen, the device is most probably an AT&T model). The website says that the images have been obtained from source that it claims to be reliable. The photos display a redesigned TouchWiz UI that features brighter UI elements and improved icons, a see-though notification baron the home screen and a re-vamped settings menu. What’s more interesting is the fact that the “eye-scrolling” function appears to be present, but having a different name (Smart scroll). The feature is featured in a settings menu screenshot.
If we take a look at the other screenshots, it can be observed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz CPU, has a 5-inch full HD display, and a 13 MP shooter. GSM Israel also specifies that the Samsung Galaxy S4 includes 2 GB of RAM and runs the latest iteration of Google’s operating system, namely Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. As you already know, these technical specs don’t come as a surprise as every one of the have been rumored before. Even though we can’t actually prove anything yet, if the leaked photos are the real deal, then the Galaxy S4 will be a smartphone worthy of competing with other major players like the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. Again, this would be obvious because Samsung surely wants to get the title of best Android smartphone back.
Once more, I have to tell you that we don’t know for sure if the data is accurate. After all, the company put out dummy handsets in the past, as well as dummy software designs in order to mislead the leakers. I don’t know why, but Samsung likes its products to be a mystery for the public until the official launch event.
However, if we take all of the rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S4 into consideration, this one is far more credible than most of them. Anyway, we’ll know exactly what the device will look like and what hardware it will sport. We just have to wait until next week.