Video footage of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone has appeared on YouTube, in what may well be the most revealing Galaxy S4 leak so far.
Lasting the best part of four minutes and sourced by bbs.52samsung.com, the same Chinese site that this week hosted images of the phone on its forum, the clip confirms that the handset will pack a five-inch HD AMOLED display and runs Android 4.1.2 out of the box.
According to the voice over, it’s also toting an eight-core Exynos Octa 5410 CPU processor, meaning it’s got twice the processing brawn of its nearest rivals. Whether, as has been rumoured, this is reserved for versions of the Galaxy S4 destined for select territories, however, will become apparent later this week.
Clearly featuring the same handset pictured on the site a matter of days ago, it’s also noticeable from the video that the ostensibly ‘nature-inspired’ curved design of the Galaxy S3 has been retained for the S4.
The same strange black front and silver black panel is also in evidence. But it’s almost certain that this is a prototype design and that the two-tone, correspondent look won’t make the final cut.
Set to land officially on Thursday at a press event in New York, the Galaxy S4’s rumoured spec sheet also takes in a 13-megapixel camera capable of 360-degree panoramic snaps and advanced eye motion-sensitive controls.