By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 05, 2013 12:03 PM EST
No day seems to pass by without a new rumor surfacing about Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone. Even as March 14, the day when the device is expected to debut in an event in New York, draws near, @evleaks had published two images of Galaxy S4, along with a set of specifications. However, later it turned out that the images were actually mock-ups and @evleaks had stolen from them.
The two renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 shows a device that is squarer than Galaxy S3. The leaked images show a Galaxy smartphone that's wider than its predecessors but boasts of extremely thin bezels. According to the leaked images, Galaxy S4 may not have any front-facing buttons. It means the next flagship smartphone from Samsung will completely ditch the traditional home button and all other capacitive buttons. There is a comparatively large hole for front-facing camera on the top which would go in line with our earlier report that the device may come with a revolutionary eye-controlled scrolling technology that would demand an advanced front-facing camera.
As for the specs, Galaxy S4 will have a 13-megapixel (4128 x 3096 pixels) camera with autofocus and an LED flash. The device will offer three different storage sizes such as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with 2GB of RAM, and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Although the leaked renders indicate that the device will feature a Super AMOLED full HD touchscreen, it did not mention two important specifications - screen size and the processor. However, we expect the device to come with a 5-inch display.
Take note that these are just renders and this may not necessarily be the final design that you would see on March 14. However, it's worth taking a look at the images as they come from @evleaks, a source that has always been trustworthy.
Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant has released the first of several teaser trailers as a build up to the March 14 event. The device also reortedly showed up in an Antutu benchmark suggesting that Galaxy S4 will be powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa system on chip (SoC) processor. Galaxy S4 is expected to have ARM's PowerVR SGX 544 MP graphics processing unit with 2GB RAM.
The popular Twitter account for leaks, @evleaks has removed the renders of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone from their account and PC Advisor now claims the leaked images are actually a retailer's mock ups. "Online retailer Expansys has posted concept images of the Galaxy S4 ahead of the smartphone's launch next week. In some controversy, popular Twitter account for leaks, @evleaks, took the images and posted them as their own with a watermark added," the report says.
While no word of apology was forthcoming from @evleaks, Expansys France later tweeted that their work was stolen by evleaks. "Our webdesigner made them !!! Evleaks stole them and added his logo," the tweet read.
The original image can be seen at Expansys.
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