Samsung Galaxy S IV render leak

Earlier I noted that the Samsung Galaxy S IV has managed to mostly avoid the leaky spotlight in the weeks and months leading up to its official debut, but it looks like that may have changed tonight. Two images purportedly showing renders of the Galaxy S IV have been posted to Twitter by @evleaks, an account that's been responsible for a fair share of accurate image leaks in the past. The shots depict a device that's squarer than the Galaxy S III but still with rounded corners, looking a bit like a bigger version of the Galaxy S II. Interestingly, the device shown in the images features no physical home button, which would be a first for Samsung's Galaxy S series, though it's entirely possible that we're just looking at a placeholder.

The second image posted tonight contains a few purported spec details for the new Galaxy S family member. Included in the list is a full HD Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera with LED flash, 16GB/32GB/64GB built-in storage options, 2GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. We can also see a second camera on the front of the device.

As is always the case with images of leaked devices, it's worth taking these shots with a grain or two of your favorite salt. After all, we already know that Samsung went to extreme lengths to keep the Galaxy S III a secret before its debut, and that's likely the case with the Galaxy S IV as well. The fact that the unit is lacking a physical home button, which is one of the features that Samsung's Galaxy products have become known for, also raises an eyebrow. As I noted earlier, though, it's also possible that the white object in these images is simply a placeholder image. Good thing we've only got 10 more days before we get to see the Galaxy S IV in the flesh. What do you all make of these leaked images? Think they're the real deal?

UPDATE: Sorry folks, but it turns out that these images actually originated from a page on the website of retailer Expansys. We can also see that both of the @evleaks tweets containing the images have been deleted. At least we're now just nine days away from the unveiling of the real Galaxy S IV, right?

Samsung Galaxy S IV specs leak

Via @evleaks (1), (2), Engadget, Expansys

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Angelique TheTechdiva Arnold
Angelique TheTechdiva Arnold Nope ...keeping my current sammy thanks looks like a flat brick
Jeff Cross
Jeff Cross OMG it's gonna be the bestest smartphone evar!!!
Mark Schleupner
Mark Schleupner This can't be real.... There's no place for Verizon to plaster their logo on the face!
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel Once you go Note you never go S! Windows phone still looks better with the UI.
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski Android central is reporting this may be real. If so I'm passing and keeping my note 2 until the next nexus is announced.
Rich Field
Rich Field Ugly
Camar Green
Camar Green Ehh
Nichson Tiang
Nichson Tiang That screen size is even bigger than note2. Fake!!!
Jose Calderon
Jose Calderon Ugly
George Deleija
George Deleija It's fake people come on
Michael Mathis
Michael Mathis Ima keep a open mind cuz soon as it comes out, it might be better than the Galaxy S lll and the Note 2. Then I know what I'm upgrading to.
Andre Roberts
Andre Roberts hell yeah more screen and less plastic
Nelson Pagan
Nelson Pagan Thats not the phone plp lol smh
Michael Mathis
Michael Mathis I think Ima stick with getting the note ².....
Muhtasim Rahman
Muhtasim Rahman Don't forget sh*tloads of plastic featured.....again
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen stop reading so much into a render people. More than likely the phone isn't going to be that wide. It's going to have a 5 inch screen which is only .2 inches larger than the GS3. It most likely is going to have a 16:9 aspect ratio so I doubt it's going to be a very wide phone.
Marlon Milligan
Marlon Milligan Oh and this is real... Its from a very reliable source.
Marlon Milligan
Marlon Milligan Very OG Note of them. But people will get it regardless of design. People complained hard about the S3 design and it sold very well.
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores No, but it looks really fake
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Olready sold mi nexus 4 to get this
Willie Lucero
Willie Lucero Looks Fucking ugly, almost like the lg intuition with rectangular design, and it's so Damn wide -__-
Mark J F Makinika
Mark J F Makinika Not cool. DOnt like the design
Alex Hunt
Alex Hunt Selling my GS3 for a Nexus 4! Cant wait! GS4 = Meh...
Steven Franklin Jr.
Steven Franklin Jr. uhhhh???? thats all i can say
Saulo Jow
Saulo Jow I think will be necessary buy a bag to carry this...
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen great. People were all for the rectangular design and when samsung went with the pebble look they hated it. Now everyone loves the pebble and look and if samsung decides to go back to the rectangle they're going to hate it. If this leak is true it's not like this is the first rectangular slab we've ever seen.
Josh Billingsley
Josh Billingsley Little too rectangular for me.... Im keeping my note 2
Elena Rico
Elena Rico Looks like the Samsung Epic Touch 4g...
Dalton Davis
Dalton Davis Well from that photo , it looks ugly !
Raúl Colón-Scarano
Raúl Colón-Scarano Keep in mind that evleaks almost never fails, people.
Marek Kora
Marek Kora as I said, its fake, no home buttom!
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski Fake... It's not going to have a amoled LCD.
Marek Kora
Marek Kora no HOME BUTTOM ( under the display ) they going to keep it 4 this device, After S IV - big changes will be made,. So dont be so surprised, lols
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV If it's real I'm keeping my s3 or trying that HTC One.
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV I don't like the boxy design either. I hope this isn't real.
Andy Chu
Andy Chu Looks like my Note II without the home button. But in any case, I might very well trade my Note II for an HTC One
Ethan Ramsey
Ethan Ramsey oh cmon how much bigger can it freaking get
Kou Thao
Kou Thao hmmm i dont like the bulky rectangle design. Im hoping they dont go back there. I didnt like the sII and note 1 because of that. didnt fit well in my hand. but i am extremely looking forward to what samsung has planned!

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