A series of leaked photos claiming to show Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone were recently published on a Chinese forum. The images reveal a handset that looks similar to the company’s other popular Android handsets albeit with a slimmer profile and a larger display.
The phone in question appears to be coated with a textured plastic on the front and back, lending credit to the leak as Samsung executive VP of mobile Y.H. Lee said the Galaxy S4 would continue to use plastic building materials during a recent interview.
Most expect the Galaxy S4 to carry a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080), an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor (which may be limited to international models), 2GB of system memory and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone in the leaks is reportedly said to carry a “Universal5410” processor clocked at 1.8GHz which is probably a codename for the Exynos Octa 5410.
The Galaxy S4 is also believed to have a new eye tracking software feature that can sense eye movements to scroll the display automatically. Samsung filed a trademark in Europe for “Eye Scroll” back in January and another trademark for “Samsung Eye Scroll” in the US a month later. The feature was first tipped by a Samsung employee speaking to the New York Times.
As with any rumor, these leaked images should be consumed with a healthy dose of salt as the Galaxy S3 before it was incorrectly leaked several times before the final reveal.