New Galaxy S4 image, specs and features leaked, again [Update: fake]

by: Chris SmithFebruary 5, 2013


Update: the render turned out to be a fan concept. We apologize for the confusion.

Yes, folks, we have a new Galaxy S4 image for you – what looks like an official press photo, not that it’s confirmed or anything like that – right alongside specs and features for Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone.

Get your grain of salt and hold on to it while we show you what this beast may have to offer:

  • 5-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED+ Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2GHz A15 Exynos 5450 quad-core CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • ARM Mali T658 GPU
  • 16/32/64GB storage options
  • Removable SD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE support
  • Multi-purpose / Dedicated camera button
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Front speakers
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI

Not that we’re thinking this is the final specs sheet for the Galaxy S4, but it’s worth noting that it doesn’t mention the inclusion of Samsung’s recently announced Exynos 5 Octa chip, which is said to power Samsung’s flagship devices this year. Instead, an Exynos 5450 quad-core processor is listed. Moreover, this leak suggest that the Galaxy S4 will have a much bigger battery than other rumors, at 3100mAh vs 2600mAh.

Looking at the overall design of this render, we notice that there’s not home button, while the front speakers look sort of strange. Overall, the image gives off the impression that we’re looking at a body made of metal, which would be a very strange direction for Samsung when it comes to choosing build materials for its devices. And what’s the deal with that “multi-purpose / dedicated camera button?”

What do you guys think about the render and the specs mentioned? What would you like to see in the Galaxy S4 later this year?

  • My goodness. That looks awful. :(

    • (anon)

      I agree, it’s like a step backwards. And Chris, you should know by now that that render is NOT official by any means. This looks like the original Galaxy S without a home button stretched out with speakers integrated.

      • Mike

        Yes, this is a bit old news, these images have been circulating in the web quite some time. Let’s just hope that Samsung reveals some official data soon. We can only wait patiently.

  • SpeakerMan

    Speakers on the FRONT FINALLY! Nice

  • Please this is rubbish!, apart from the fact it like a 1st year design students 1st draft!

    The SoC specs are complete rubbish, there is no way that the GS4 will use a Exynos 5450, which a monster chip in terms of power and I’m afraid heat and energy consumption. It has twice the CPU & GPU cores as the 5250 in the Nexus 10, yet is clocked even higher, even a half node shrink from 32nm to 28nm

    • A15 chip is a quad core at any ONE time. But technically speaking its an octa core.

      Try to keep up here, it has 8 cores…4 for power and 4 for idleness….it switches between the two quad cores to save power. When it idles or uses less demanding tasks it runs the less powerful quad core(4 for idleness). When it has to run games and do heavy multitasking it will run the more powerful quad core.

      This is efficiency at its best so far. When the phone is on idle, or just running the media player, or w/e small task(s) it wont WASTE power by using the more powerful, power hungry quad core.

      About it fitting in the SGSIV, why not? Actually it would be a waste of tech if its used in a tab or anything less portable(that will have a bigger battery) than a phone.

    • ImpartialAntagonist

      I know some of those words.

  • Yan Kar

    nice design

  • JackX

    “Yes, folks, we have a new Galaxy S4 image for you – what looks like an
    official press photo, not that they it’s confirmed or anything like that”

    Nice English!

  • Bluetooth 5? BullShit.

  • in my opinion it looks alright, although those specs… No aha

  • I would love for this to be the final design. As much as I love my S3 I would upgrade on day one.

  • raindog469

    So… forget the specs. Do actual Samsung press materials use a stock Windows font for the text? Because that sure looks like Tahoma to me.

  • TexasSwede

    “multi-purpose / dedicated camera button?” sounds like what Blackberry 9000/9700 have, a button you can set to be camera button, or reprogram to something else, liks task switching, opening mail, etc.

  • terminator

    Samsung’s unfortunately becoming another Apple. Minimal improvements btw s3, s4, n2. Apart from the spen, batt, memory & camera. I was expecting something that would completely blow my mind away. If these are the final specs, I’m a little disappointed

    • Filip Justin

      You unfortunately should stop talking crap..

      • terminator

        You’re the one taking crap. And being an ass.
        My point is, Samsung can do better than this. I’ve owned all the phones I’ve mentioned. Anyone that has owned all three phones will see very little difference in the three of them. Samsung would be messing up the galaxy series if they continue this way. What really are the major improvements among these three phones? I currently own the most awesome phone in the market, the gn2. I expect the s4 to be a huge improvement over the gn2 in Samsung’s usual manner, and these specs are not it, as you can see from most people’s reactions.
        Fanboyism, which CrApple fans excel at, has the unfortunate effect of turning people’s brains to goop and killing their ability to see the bigger picture.

        • liquidMetal

          so if these specs r true than it has:
          -way better soc
          -way better camera
          -waaaay bigger battery
          -updated os with loads of features like every new iterations of the galaxy line

          so what more do you want??

          the other guy is right- you just full of it with a big mouth

          • NoOne

            Yes, and when Apple releases a new iPhone or iPad with better soc, camera and so on, Android fans are talking shit to them about not innovative keep same thing all the time and only improving the hardware.

            That is what will happen to every companies out there. You cannot have a lot of new features every year to blowing everyone mind.

          • terminator

            And your need to be insulting only shows that you are immature with nothing to say. Because if you’re satisfied with mediocrity, that’s YOUR problem.
            I have the right to my opinion. You on the other hand, are just yapping nonsense.

          • terminator

            Now that the s4 is out, and is just different type of s3, how do you feel?

  • bullshit …

  • IulianPeride

    I like the speakers in front but damn it…it looks so much like a cheap piece of plastic

  • beboo

    it look like HTC design they should cancel the 16 GB storage and make 32 , 64, 128 GB

  • Filip Justin

    This looks awesome.. If it has the 5450 I’m gonna love it..

  • rudy

    Oh wow!

  • Chris

    Ok I dont get it seriously!!! People talk sooo much shit about the cheap plasticky feel/build and now that it appears to metal or have a premium look to it people still bitch??? Front speakers in my opinion are more than welcome and whats the big deal about the dedicated camera button?? Can’t please em all I guess smh!!!!

  • Adam Outler

    I think I would pass on this. 4.8″ is the absolute max you can use in one hand. Also, from experience, 1080 is ENTIRELY too high of a resolution. Apps scale their screens. Most apps are not set up for such a resolution, buttons and links become unclickable because you fat-finger your taps.. Like your finger can cover 500 pixels with a single tap. And that is also bad on battery.

    • antiphilist

      Zzzzz, heard your argument many times before. Go and cry elsewhere.

      • Adam Outler

        it wouldn’t be a prudent move to release a 1080 5″ phone right now. not until android gets set up. As a 1080 user, i am telling you that you can’t click links and you fat-finger everything.

  • Eduardo

    If this is the final design I’ll definetly get it. I passed on the S3 because they wouldn’t get rid of the physical home button.

  • Kormakur Danielsson

    “what looks like an official press photo”

    Yes Chris, this looks _REALLY_ official. *yawn* and CURRENT TOO!

    Seen in December of 2012:

    I’m just annoyed because I clicked through and expected a good source for this and found someones RANDOM TWITTER RANT. REALLY? Chris? Really?

    Could you take it down? please? I’m not trying to be mean. But REALLY?

    • le_lutin

      Yeah, or at least update the post title to say it’s fake.

  • “what looks like an official press photo”, nop, just another – old – concept… ;)

  • Mike Bastable

    Looks too old school HTC to be true

  • Mike Bastable

    Then again the S3 looks like a plastic toy….

  • Anibal
    • Paul Schöner

      Yes, thats not the normal samsung wirting style. Now we know, that was a bad fake. If you are interessted in good information about the new super smartphone, go on:


    Pure crap went through this last year wit the s3 when people thought it was gon have a 13 mp camera we won’t know til April at the press event

  • its a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake (ds9)

  • darshan gupta

    I would like to have this specs in Galaxy S4…

    4.7 – 4.9 inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED+ Display
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    2GHz A15 Exynos 5450 quad-core CPU
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    ARM Mali T658 GPU
    16/32/64GB storage options
    Removable SD card slot (up to 64GB)
    13MP rear-facing camera with double LED flash

    5MP front-facing camera (with single LED flash would be welcome)

    4G LTE support
    Multi-purpose / Dedicated camera button
    Bluetooth 5.0
    Front speakers
    3500 mAh battery
    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
    No plastic material….

    Please Samsung produce something amazing… and kick Apple’s ass…

  • tylerreed

    i think the specs are just right to have iam so ready and excited to buy this samsung galaxy s4


    an awesome feature will be added, if only a camera shutter exists!

  • you are lame

    Are you so poor, searching for klicks and subscribers posting keep on posting trash like this. Please peiple wake up. Wait till a device is aktually presented with real facts instead of falling for klick hunters!

  • AnTxJeTs

    I’m happy as long as it doesn’t have an ugly home button..

  • “Update: the render turned out to be a fan concept. We apologize for the confusion.” Yet you keep the image there!?????

  • dee

    if only the real s4 was based on this render, then i wouldnt have bought the htc one:)