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Samsung Galaxy S IV Leaked Ahead of Launch [PHOTOS]

When it comes to the dominating forces in the smartphone industry aside from Apple, one can say that Samsung is one of the tightest competitor. With its flagship Galaxy S devices along with countless other mid to budget range models, it is safe to say that the South Korean company currently has a good footing in the smartphone arena. The next big thing for Samsung right now is the Galaxy S IV, which is slated to be unveiled this coming Thursday. Ahead of its grand unveiling, photos of the alleged Galaxy S IV has been leaked into the wild.

Samsung Galaxy S IV Leaked Photos

Like most origins of leaked photos and information, this one comes from China, from a Chinese forum nonetheless. The photos posted supposedly depicts the Samsung Galaxy S IV device which, is marked GT-I9502.

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As you can see from the photos, the device shown bears a heavy resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S III with a hint of the Galaxy Note II thrown in. According to the forum poster, the device is said to be the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S IV, which is aimed for China Unicom. However, it is still not enough to jump to any solid conclusion. Samsung has never been the secretive type before, until Samsung Galaxy S III. In order to avoid leakage of the original design, the Galaxy S III was tested using many different design prototypes. It is very likely that the company will do the same with the Galaxy S IV. So yes, this could just be another prototype and not the final design. Or this could just be another elaborate fake.

On the other hand, if you are going to analyze the displayed data of the Antutu hardware test, you'll see that the internals are fairly advanced. The device is running Android 4.2.1, houses a 1.8GHz processor and 2GB RAM, sports a 13MP camera and supports 1080p full HD display. Such specifications might as well be the final one for the Galaxy S IV. Add to the fact that previous rumors point to similar hardware specs.

The Galaxy S IV is going to be unveiled on March 14 in New York during Samsung's "Unpacked" event. To generate more hype for its next flagship device, Samsung has posted another teaser. While the device is not shown, notice how the kid says that it's his "favorite color." So can we expect the Galaxy S IV to come in many different colors?

[via SammyHub]

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