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A new render of the hugely anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 has surfaced online, giving us a fresh peek at what the S-giant’s Next Big Thing might look like.

Uncovered by Twitter user @tamerallyy – who, according to the good folk at TechRadar, nabbed it from “some Android blog” – the mock-up shows the Galaxy S4 rocking a rather slick metal (presumably aluminium) casing, along with a lavish list of specs that are sure to make even the most reserved tech heads weak at the knees.

Samsung Galaxy S4 render with metal casing and specs

Highlights include a five-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED+ display, a 2GHz Exynos processor (though not the same ‘octa-core’ chip that’s been doing the rounds lately), a 13-megapixel camera and a pretty substantial 3,100mAh battery to keep the juice flowing.

On the handset itself, the speakers are placed at the front rather than back as they are on the Galaxy S3. There is also a dedicated camera button, as well as a 'lock' button and a volume rocker.

It’s obvious the design was at least partly inspired by HTC’s One range of handsets, and while not quite the kind of thing you normally expect from Samsung, the metal construction does tally with chatter that the S4 might feature a unibody casing to be sturdier than its forebear.

Although Samsung is keeping its lips firmly sealed, rumours suggest it will officially lift the lid on the Galaxy S4 sometime between March 15th and 22nd, with a mooted launch in April.

Would you like to see the Galaxy S4 boasting a metal chassis? Tell us why in the comments below.

Source: Twitter via Android Community

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