03-24-2013 05:49 AM
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  1. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Supposed Galaxy S IV leak resurfaces in high-res pics, lists more features and specs

    The new pictures show off what's measured as a 1080p 4.99-inch display with an embossed home key and cross-hatch textured plastic back cover (already cracked on this unit). Engadget Chinese came through with a translation, and the specs listed on it168 claim its Exynos 5410 is a 1.8GHz 8-core CPU unit, with PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. The i9502 weighs in at 138g and measures 7.7mm thick, packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM storage with a microSD expansion slot and has a 2600mAh battery.

    What do you all think?
    03-13-2013 10:47 PM
  2. JHBThree's Avatar
    Exynos isn't coming to the US.

    Also, Samsung is pulling an apple. They're putting out an update that will be 'just good enough'. It worked for apple because the market wasn't hugely competitive when they did it. I doubt it will work for Samsung, for the same reason apple has been having some issues.
    03-13-2013 10:59 PM
  3. msavic6's Avatar
    I don't understand why a company has to completely overhaul the device in order for it to be considered a change. This is a complete upgrade from the S3, bigger battery, better screen, thinner, faster processor, new gimmick features, better camera. What else do you expect them to change...?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    03-13-2013 11:04 PM
  4. jtc276's Avatar
    Exynos isn't coming to the US.

    Also, Samsung is pulling an apple. They're putting out an update that will be 'just good enough'. It worked for apple because the market wasn't hugely competitive when they did it. I doubt it will work for Samsung, for the same reason apple has been having some issues.
    The only thing they're really keeping is the design language, which has just (in the last probably 6-8 months) caught on. It's a little tired to S3 owners, but for everyone else it's not outdated. Everything else is updated. The screen is better (Apple has hardly changed its Retina display since it first appeared), the processor is much improved with better battery efficiency, the battery is larger, the camera is better, and there are some new software implementations. Just because the design language is the same doesn't mean it isn't a worthy upgrade. Plus, it doesn't make sense for Samsung to make huge changes to the visuals of TouchWiz when they'll probably overhaul it with the Key Lime Pie upgrade that will come a few months after the announcement to the S4. If I had an S3, I'd be salivating for the S4.
    03-13-2013 11:08 PM
  5. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Is the Exynos better than the US version of Snapdragon 600 I assume it will have?
    03-13-2013 11:08 PM
  6. jtc276's Avatar
    I don't understand why a company has to completely overhaul the device in order for it to be considered a change. This is a complete upgrade from the S3, bigger battery, better screen, thinner, faster processor, new gimmick features, better camera. What else do you expect them to change...?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    We posted at around the same time, but I completely agree with you. It would be stupid to get rid of a design that works, especially when they're going to be forced to overhaul it next year since the SV will probably have a flexible display. Three different design languages for three different years would have been brand recognition hell. Samsung clearly wants people to see a their phones and think "Oh, hey. That's a Samsung phone." And, if you think about it, there wasn't a radical design change between the Galaxy S and SII. So it only makes sense that there wouldn't be between the S3 and S4.
    03-13-2013 11:12 PM
  7. EVO28312's Avatar
    Plastic!? No thanks!! Sorry but I can no longer consider a high end phone plastic anymore. Let please Motorola don't disappoint with X
    03-14-2013 02:13 AM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Is the Exynos better than the US version of Snapdragon 600 I assume it will have?
    No.

    And the plastic back is CRACKED on this. Hmmm
    03-14-2013 02:28 AM
  9. JasW's Avatar
    The new pictures show off what's measured as a 1080p 4.99-inch display
    Perhaps this has been discussed before, but why oh why is it being called a "4.99 inch" display? Why not just a "5 inch display"? The difference between the two is so negligible -- I mean, really, measuring in inches on a ruler, you usually don't get smaller divisions than 1/16th of an inch or maybe 1/32nd, and this is between 1/64th and 1/128th of inch (closer to the later). That's ridiculous. Nobody's going to call them out for false advertisement on a 1/100th of an inch (aka basically a quarter of a millimeter) difference.
    03-14-2013 06:43 AM
  10. Mooem's Avatar
    No.

    And the plastic back is CRACKED on this. Hmmm
    I wonder how they managed that. Anyways, at least it'll be easier to replace a damaged removable back plate than if it were a unibody phone.
    03-14-2013 07:27 AM
  11. Drew Davis's Avatar
    I don't understand why a company has to completely overhaul the device in order for it to be considered a change. This is a complete upgrade from the S3, bigger battery, better screen, thinner, faster processor, new gimmick features, better camera. What else do you expect them to change...?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    It is reasonable to expect Samsung to improve the design... I like my galaxy s3 but I am extremely disappointed the s4 appears to be the same cheap plastic design with a home button... Enough so it might be a deal breaker... The new hardware and features seem great but without a nice ecosystem to accompany them they are just gimmicks, I could've gotten behind a nice new design but with this ill probably just stick with my gs3. I'm almost glad they are not doing anything great cause I can't afford a new phone and at least this way I don't have to want it haha
    03-14-2013 07:35 AM
  12. PointDexter85's Avatar
    Really want to take this device on a test drive. My wife had the Galaxy S2 and I had the Galaxy S3 and loved it. Now we both stepped up and got up the Note II but now with the Galaxy S4 being released, I'm thinking what is the price tag and should I invest?
    03-14-2013 08:05 AM
  13. chevyman29's Avatar
    why does everybody assume it wont get the exynos just because the s3 had to use snap dragon for lte ? the note2 has a exynos with lte .
    03-14-2013 08:10 AM
  14. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I recently bought the note 2 so won't be getting this. However, if the leak is correct it's a little disappointing to be fair. Seems a bit of a powerhouse but im not keen on the 2600mah battery with such a large screen. Either way it will be a great phone but not really much of an upgrade.

    Will I get a new update to receive new features like apple do with their devices?

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
    03-14-2013 08:16 AM
  15. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    So they are doing the 3s model then.. :banghead:
    03-14-2013 08:54 AM
  16. dkotoric's Avatar
    Is the Exynos better than the US version of Snapdragon 600 I assume it will have?
    Yes for sure it is.
    03-14-2013 09:00 AM
  17. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Yes for sure it is.
    Butler it's not. Do a little research. The CPU side of things is comparable, but the GPU in the Exynos is not as good. Also, qualcomm has a history of being very battery friendly.
    03-14-2013 09:16 AM
  18. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I wonder how they managed that. Anyways, at least it'll be easier to replace a damaged removable back plate than if it were a unibody phone.
    I have a One X. That phone is a tank. It's unibody has taken some nasty spills, and come away unscathed every time.

    I mean what you said is true. It's replaceable. But wouldn't it be nice if it didn't crack so easily? This DOES speak to the quality of Samsung plastic. Hopefully production version is a little more robust.
    03-14-2013 09:19 AM
  19. dmmarck's Avatar
    Completely underwhelming. If this is it, they lost a potential customer.
    03-14-2013 09:25 AM
  20. thebizz's Avatar
    Your really going to down a phone due to a preproduction test model having a cracked back. Seems like saying a phone is bad because a preproduction test model has bugs. And other than open gl 3.0 the sgx544mp3 is far superior to the 320. Have you actually looked at benchmarks between the two the iPhone 5 beats the 320 in a lot of test. Then when you consider this will be clocked 300mhz higher and has a higher memory bandwidth. Other than using less power due to not running a15 cores. The s600 is inferior
    03-14-2013 09:35 AM
  21. lpt2569's Avatar
    This DOES speak to the quality of Samsung plastic.
    A leaked story with what MIGHT be a pre-production model where someone claims the back is cracked (I can't find pics or video that shows this, maybe someone else can) speaks to the quality of Samsung plastic? That's an interesting take on things.
    03-14-2013 11:16 AM
  22. ibcop's Avatar
    A leaked story with what MIGHT be a pre-production model where someone claims the back is cracked (I can't find pics or video that shows this, maybe someone else can) speaks to the quality of Samsung plastic? That's an interesting take on things.
    The picture of the crack can be seen via the link in the OP's post.
    03-14-2013 12:09 PM
  23. infinity12402's Avatar
    We posted at around the same time, but I completely agree with you. It would be stupid to get rid of a design that works, especially when they're going to be forced to overhaul it next year since the SV will probably have a flexible display. Three different design languages for three different years would have been brand recognition hell. Samsung clearly wants people to see a their phones and think "Oh, hey. That's a Samsung phone." And, if you think about it, there wasn't a radical design change between the Galaxy S and SII. So it only makes sense that there wouldn't be between the S3 and S4.
    this, to you and the previous poster. i see people complain about the design being relatively unchanged every time another iteration of a phone is released, and every time i ask, "what exactly would you like to see changed about the design?" no one ever has an answer....
    03-14-2013 12:12 PM
  24. lpt2569's Avatar
    The picture of the crack can be seen via the link in the OP's post.
    I'm not seeing it, but I trust you. Still means nothing, who the heck knows what was done to this phone prior to the pics/vids being posted. We should all know better than that by now, right?
    03-14-2013 12:17 PM
  25. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    I'm not seeing it, but I trust you. Still means nothing, who the heck knows what was done to this phone prior to the pics/vids being posted. We should all know better than that by now, right?
    If you zoom in on the image of the back, the crack appears to run from the micro usb to the headphone jack.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    03-14-2013 12:24 PM
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