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Are these the first images of the Galaxy S IV in the wild? Probably not

1 year ago 28

With the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV only three days away, everyone has Galaxy fever. The Internet is being scoured to find any sign of Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, and it looks like Sammy Hub may have struck gold. “May have,” being key words here.

Pulled from a Chinese forum, Sammy Hub has posted pictures of what is being called the Samsung Galaxy S IV. According to the pictures, the device is running Android 4.2.1 and comes with a full 1080p HD display, 1.8GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a 13 megapixel camera. But we’re not questioning the internals. The device itself looks like a cross between a Galaxy S III and Note II, which would make sense considering what earlier reports have indicated, it’s just hard to imagine Samsung slipping up after successfully hiding the S III until the official unveil. That and, well, the Galaxy S IV in the pictures is kinda ugly.

In order to conceal the identity of the true Galaxy S III, Samsung distributed devices all over the place that were in either prototype or decoy shells. The Galaxy S IV pictured today features an odd pattern on the front and back, reminiscent of the back of the Nexus 7. Except it looks flat and shiny, like a glam-rock driving glove. The front is white, and the back is white and silver. The general shape looks right, but that’s about it. In other words, if this turn out to be the real Galaxy S IV, we’ll be shocked. Until we see the real deal in NYC just three days from now, consider every leak with caution. There’s a good chance Admiral Ackbar is right.

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