Leaks and speculations surrounding Samsung's Galaxy S IV smartphone continue to pour in with the latest one being in the form of pictures that allegedly seem to have been captured with two different variants of the device.
The images posted by an Italian blog
reveal that they were clicked with the AT&T Galaxy S IV (SGH-I337) and the Korean Galaxy S IV (SHV-E300S). They were uploaded to Google+ earlier but as of now, the images seem to have been taken down. The EXIF data on the images revealed that they were not taken at the maximum resolution thereby leaving us with nothing to guess on the megapixel count.
But what came to light is that the camera will support an aperture of at least f/2.2. The snapshots also seem to pertain to various Samsung branded stuff. While one depicts a Samsung calendar on the desk, the other is of a blurry keyboard with Korean characters.
According to recent murmurs, the Galaxy S IV is expected to launch on March 15
and is likely to be made available to eastern countries from Europe. The rest of Europe and Asia are expected to receive the device before the end of April, while US, Australia and Africa will receive the Galaxy S IV around May-June.
Previous rumours doing the rounds suggest that the Galaxy S IV will feature a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD resolution
, 13-megapixel rear auto focus camera
, Android Jelly Bean and an Exynos 5 Octa chipset
. The smartphone will also include wireless charging support
The company plans to sell a separate dock and a back cover with wireless charging capabilities for the device. The wireless charging kit is expected to be made available a couple of weeks later after the Galaxy S IV goes on sale.
More recent reports in the Korean media suggest that Samsung is all set to start mass production of its 5-inch full-HD display
that will feature in its next-generation flagship device. According to these reports, the production is set to begin near the end of this month.