Fresh snaps of what’s purported to be Samsung’s next hero Galaxy kit have emerged online, as we count down to the handset’s highly anticipated debut tonight.
Unearthed by Chinese site it168, the photos seemingly show the dual-SIM edition of the Galaxy S4 that’s set to launch in China. They also reveal an array of specs on board the phone, translated for Western eyes by Engadget.
From the first glimpse, it’s easy to mistake the device for a Galaxy S3. However, upon closer inspection, there are some obvious differences.
For starters, the rounded edges of the handset aren’t as accentuated as they are on the S3. The screen looks noticeably bigger, as had long been rumoured, and the back cover has a crosshatch texture, possibly for improved grip, but is clearly not more durable, as it’s already cracked in the picture.
As for the specs, these include a 4.99-inch 1080p HD display, an eight-core Exynos 5410 processor clocked at 1.8Hz and teamed with a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage (expandable via microSD).
All this and a 2,600mAh batter is rolled into a body that supposedly measures just 7.7mm thick and weighs a very reasonable 138 grams.
Alas, no mention of the cameras on board, which are thought to include a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2.1-megapixel front-facer.
The Galaxy S4 is also expected to feature wireless charging capabilities and debut a new eye-tracking feature that allows users to pause videos by simply looking away from the screen.
Samsung is due to officially lift the lid on its fourth flagship smartphone to an expectant crowd at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
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Source via Engadget