Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular smartphones currently on the market, and even though it's lifetime is nowhere near the end, the rumors regarding Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and leaked pics are making the headlines.

Today we get to see an alleged press photo of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that was published by the guys at SamMobile. Anyway we are recommending you to take the leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 press photo with a pinch of saled, even though the source claims that there are more such photos which might hit the web in the coming days.

The alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 is a reminiscent of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Premier, the model announced by the South Korea-based company late October.

The first detail that stroke me as unusual is the absence of the physical home button. Maybe we are dealing with a capacitive button that gets illuminated when the smartphone is on, or maybe Samsung decided to replace all the Android-specific capacitive and physical buttons with on-screen software buttons.

The display of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 seems bigger than the one installed on its predecessor, while the bezel is significantly thinner. The South Korean company has kept the same positions for the front-facing camera, the notifications LED and for the light and proximity sensors.

On the left edge of the Samsung Galaxy S4 you can easily spot the Volume up / down buttons, while the Power button is on the right side, in a similar way to Samsung Galaxy S3.

Regarding the technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4, the rumor mill points towards an Exynos 5 Quad chipset based on four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, octo-core Mali-T658 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.

Galaxy S4 is rumored to pack a full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display, while others say that Samsung might use an OLED display.

The primary camera might be a 13 megapixel sensor, compared to the 8 megapixel unit of the Galaxy S3, while the front-facing camera will have a 2 megapixel sensor.

Because it will be the flagship of the Samsung's smartphone line-up, Galaxy S4 should come pre-loaded with the latest Android version, namely Jelly Bean 4.2.1.

According to our sources, Samsung Galaxy S4 will not be announced at CES 2013, but the officials of the Asian company will present it to its partners and carriers soon, during a private event. That's why we are expecting more details and leaked photos to hit the web soon.

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