Mar 12 AT 9:45 AM Nick Gray 14 Comments

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S IV shows up on video


It’s only been a few short hours since Samsung showed off its official teaser image of the upcoming Galaxy S IV, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to ignore any unofficial pictures or videos of the device. The latest SGSIV video leak comes from the same guys who posted images of the handset yesterday. The clip shows off a dual-sim device with a China Unicom bootup sequence and gives us an overview of the hardware and quick look at the UI.

It’s impossible to know if this is a prototype, production or market specific device, but the shape does match up with the teaser image Samsung showed off on all of its social media outlets. The good news is that the band around the edge of the phone actually looks like it’s real metal. It’s not much, but it is a step up from the Samsung Galaxy S III.

At this point we’re not sure what to think any more. What’s your take on the video? Do you think Samsung will stick with the same basic design as the S III?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • kazahani

    lol @ the iPad Mini commercial running in the background.

    I hope this isn’t legit. It looks thicker than the GSIII.

    • scubabum

      I noticed that it looks thicker than the S3 as well. This would be a step backward.

      Other than that, everything else has the Samsung Galaxy look and feel.
      Can’t wait for the official release in 2 days.

  • Leon Hitchens

    A metal band would be amazing, but we cannot know if this is a true device or just a fake outer shell. I cannot wait for the announcement coming in just two days time

  • alexanderharri3

    The speaker grill for the ear is present in this video – the official Samsung tweet teaser has no such grill in that spot. (

    Either an elaborate chinese fake or Sammy is playing render games with us.

  • swazedahustla

    Well if its not plastic then its not samsung.




  • lucasmpinelli

    wow. what an absolute joke. the s3 was already boring enough, and samsung just went ahead and copied it for the s4. so the new s4 is an s3 with a bigger screen and a newer version of the godawful touch wiz. fuck you, samsung.

  • Web and Other

    I hope the real thing looks a bit better and more changed from the SIII. :)

    Web and Other

  • Pravas

    What ..It just looks like SIII

  • TruFactz

    idk, its uncomfortably different:

    1. The old speaker design from the GSI & II.
    2. The HUGE gap from the top of the screen, to the logo, to the earpice grill.
    3. The sensors are TOO close to the grill
    4. The camera is…..Just Not Samsung-ish, atleast for the G-S line.

  • da9el

    jap… looks a lot like a chinese fake…

  • @fetchmobile

    After a mostly underwhelming “teaser” I certainly hope to see something far more interesting in a couple of days.

  • donger

    Very underwhelming.

  • Bird Dog

    Total Zack Morris phone.