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Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots leaked ahead of announcement

Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots leaked ahead of announcement

Screenshots purportedly taken from Samsung’s soon-to-land Galaxy S4 have surfaced online, as we count down to the handset’s official unveiling next week.

Uncovered by the vigilant types at GSM Israel, the images give us a first proper glimpse at Samsung’s new TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0, slathered on top of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1.

Samsung Galaxy S4 leaked screenshot (home screen)

While the home screen appears virtually unchanged from what we’ve already seen on the Galaxy S3, the settings menu has been revamped with a tabbed interface and a lighter background.

We also see a checkbox and toggle for the much-hyped ‘Smart pause’ and ‘Smart scroll’ features that the Galaxy S4 is mooted to bring. The former is described as enabling you to pause videos “when it detects your head moving away from the screen”, while the latter will “start to scroll automatically if the device detects that you are looking at the screen”.

Samsung Galaxy S4 leaked screenshot (specs)

Alas, neither sounds quite as exciting as being able to pause videos by blinking or scolling pages with your eye movements alone, as had been rumoured since the features cropped up in Samsung’s patent filings earlier this year.

More interestingly, screenshots taken from the Quick System Info Pro app (presumably installed separately) confirm details about the handset itself.

Highlights include a five-inch full HD display, a 13-megapixel camera and a quad core 1.8GHz processor with built-in LTE, which makes us think (and hope) this is the US model.

That’s all we can gather so far. But at least it won’t be too long before we know more, with Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S4 at a press conference in New York on March 14th. Stay tuned.



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