Could the image shown above be the Samsung Galaxy S IV? The image was released on Friday by Samsung fan site SamMobile, and it appears to be an authentic snapshot of the upcoming smartphone.
If the device is in fact the Samsung Galaxy S IV, it appears as if the company finally ditched the traditional home and navigational buttons, probably replacing them with on-screen keys.
The photograph also shows a smaller bezel around the devices outer edge which provides a near edge-to-edge display.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is rumored to include some impress “superphone” features, specifically its 2GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone’s display is also believed to be a Super AMOLED with full HD that outputs at 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution.
The S IV could also be the first smartphone to feature Samsung’s rumored “unbreakable display,” which would be a huge selling point for accident-prone (everyone) customers. The device may also feature the same S Pen offered to Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II customers.
SamMobile was not able to confirm the authenticity of the photo.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is rumored for an April 2013 release date, although Samsung has not provided pricing, release, or other information about its upcoming Smartphone.
We will be on the look out for the Galaxy S IV at CES 2013, although some reports suggest that it will not officially be revealed for at least several more months, perhaps at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.
Are you excited to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S IV when it finally arrives on the open market?