How fake are these alleged leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 pics?

March 11, 2013
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If only we had a penny for every story focused on Samsung Galaxy S4’s design that popped up on the web lately… Some said the “next big thing” will look like the GNote 8. Others, that it’ll have aluminum sides and a plastic back cover.

A dark and very blurry pic then emerged, clearing up… absolutely nothing about the GS4. We soon after heard something about the color schemes Sammy was planning, while Eldar Murtazin was certain the Koreans will stick with plastic instead of metal or ceramic. Finally, @evleaks brought some hope with what looked like legitimate renders of the S4, but proved to be big fat fakes (shame on you, evleaks, by the way!).

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Which brings us to today’s episode of “is it real, is it fake?”. Only this one is a no-brainer. The alleged Galaxy S4 “real pictures” leaked by a Chinese blog are of anything but the real S4. They could be showing off an early prototype of some kind. Or maybe a specific GS4 version made for China with dual-SIM support.

But most likely they’re just big fat fakes of their own. Or, equally as likely, they’re pictures of a soon to be unveiled Galaxy S4 clone whose designers jumped the gun or simply assumed the S4 was going to be a large S3 lookalike.

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Okay, there is an outside chance this is how the Samsung Galaxy S4 will look like. A million in one shot. Like Adam Sandler’s chance of ever winning an Oscar. But, unless the Sun will suddenly start rotating around Earth and frogs will fall from the sky tomorrow, Sammy will go with a different look for the company’s next flagship.

Instead of the rounded edges shown in today’s pics, we’re expecting the much anticipated phone to be more rectangular and sharp. The back casing might look a bit different too, although chances are it’ll be glossy and plasticky as well.

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The bezel should be a tad thinner and the physical home button larger. As for the specs shown courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark, they seem to check out and include Android 4.2, a 1,080p display, a 1.8 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. The GT-I9502 model number is close to reality too, but it’s not like it’s uber-difficult to Photoshop all this info, is it?

So the bad news is we still have no idea how the GS4 will look like with only three days to go until the official announcement. The good news? We’re only three days to go. Shall we start the countdown?

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