Samsung Galaxy S IV has made its first 'public appearance' via Chinese website
bbs.52samsung.com which has posted what it claims is a video of Samsung's forthcoming smartphone.
is the same forum that had posted a few purported shots of this
smartphone and claimed that these pictures are of Samsung Galaxy S IV's
dual-SIM variant, which will be available through China Unicom (A mobile
operator in China).
There seems to be some similarity between the
smartphone in the video and the teaser image posted by Samsung on its
Twitter page. Furthermore, from this video it appears that Samsung
Galaxy S IV has borrowed its design architecture from Galaxy Note II.
video also indicates that Samsung Galaxy S IV will indeed come with a
plastic body, as pointed out earlier in some of the leaks. More
importantly, this video highlights that Samsung Galaxy S IV will come
with removable back panel and hot-swappable microSD card slot. It also
indicates that there will be 2,600 mAh battery powering the Galaxy S IV.
to recap, as per the previous leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is
expected to come with an Exynos Octa 5410 processor, which clocks in at
1.8GHz with 2GB RAM along with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. There will be
options of 16/32/64GB for internal storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S
IV is likely to come with 4.99-inch full-HD (1920X1080) display and run
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. There will be 13-megapixel rear
camera on-board and a 2.1-megapixel in the front. Connectivity options
will include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and wireless charging support.
recent leaks also indicated the presence of Smart features like Smart
Scroll and Smart Pause, Black and White colour variants, new green
PHOLED display technology, floating touch and a Photosphere-like
function called Samsung Orb.
Samsung will be launching this
smartphone at unpacked event that is taking place in New York on March
14. The company has been teasing the launch of this event through
various tweets and videos.