Samsung Galaxy S IV video leak

We've said several times before that when it comes to leaks of unannounced smartphones, video is always better than still images, and apparently the owner of that alleged Samsung Galaxy S IV from yesterday morning agrees. The same Galaxy S IV unit that was previously shown off in a set of images is now back, starring in a video that lasts over three minutes and shows off both the hardware and software of the device (and has an Apple promo running in the background). Once again, the hardware is Galaxy S III/Galaxy Note II-like with its rounded corners and physical home key, and we can see that there's also a silver ring around the edge and a center-mounted rear camera.

On the software side of things, we're shown a Samsung boot animation that includes a China Unicom "WO" logo, which lines up with the previous leak that claimed that this particular version of the Galaxy S IV is a dual-SIM model intended for that operator. The user interface shown in the clip is definitely reminiscent of Samsung's TouchWiz UI. The user in the clip then gives us a look at several different parts of the phone's software, including the Camera, Phone and About Phone apps. In the About screen, we're shown once again that this phone identifies itself as the GT-I9502 running Android 4.2.1.

While the device shown in this video looks to be the same as the one we saw yesterday, there's no telling whether or not this is what the Galaxy S IV will look like until Samsung officially takes the wraps off of its new flagship smartphone. However, it's definitely possible that Samsung could choose a design for the Galaxy S IV that's similar to the Galaxy S III. As I noted previously, Samsung is proud of the work that went into creating the look and feel of the Galaxy S III, going so far as to create a five-minute video that details the device's design. The company may not want to scrap that look after one generation, so it could opt to take the design, add a couple of tweaks and then introduce it as the Galaxy S IV. Samsung will be officially announcing the Galaxy S IV on Thursday, March 14. Until then, you can find the leaked video allegedly showing the device below.

Via SamMobile, istevencom on YouTube

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Shawn Moncrieffe
Shawn Moncrieffe it looks too similar to the galaxy grand i don't think its the real thing
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski They won't change the design up to much. Bank on that.
Hollis Hagenbuch
Hollis Hagenbuch I Cant Belive This is for Real http://is.gd/qUj0A6
Hollis Hagenbuch
Hollis Hagenbuch I Cant Belive This is for Real http://is.gd/OT4FcW
Ian Walker
Ian Walker I don't think the galaxy s4 will actually look like this I would say this is a dummy device. But the one thing you can almost guarantee is that I will be made of horrible plastic which no matter how good the internals are just will not feel high end.
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski don't be surprised to see the s4 look like a note 2. you guys say it's a bad design but the sales figures on the note and s3 say otherwise.
Nikolas Manuelides
Nikolas Manuelides even if it is a fake, what samsung showed it's not much promising :S
Milton R. Ervin IV
Milton R. Ervin IV Fake!!!
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores It's ugly lol and I don't think the phone will look like this. If it's actually true then I'll stay with my S3 or bill buy the Xperia Z
Vladimir Conrado
Vladimir Conrado I really don't care about build quality that much but I'm gonna wait to see the X phone before I make any decisions
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski if it looks like this samsung can take my money!
BG Michael
Stephen Lee Belcher
Stephen Lee Belcher Chinese Clone most probably - My brother has a dual sim phone that looks like the Iphone 4. If they stick to similar design like Apple do then it may loose customers to the HTC One thats design is very appealing. Not long to wait now ppl - The Truth is Out There lol
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza If that is in fact the S4 I will be sticking to my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw I bet thats the galaxy grand
Chris Hanley
Chris Hanley If they don't they may get sued by apple ;) lol...
Izzad Karim Shah
Izzad Karim Shah please make it square haha
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa I hope it has a different form factor. It is very similar to the SG3.
Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw i really hope this is a fake. Samsung needs to do away with the plastic!
Suhail Ahmed
Suhail Ahmed No. It's not the s4. read the whole article on gsmarena.com
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz If that is true dont counnt me samsame
Patrik Kretic
Patrik Kretic OMG!! Poglej si pajka ki raste pod ko┼żo :O ---> http://is.gd/7pgAi1
R.j. Argey
R.j. Argey Htc one here i come
Douglas Prevo
Douglas Prevo Its almost like no one remembers Samsung putting out their test units in dummy cases for the S3 launch. Whine about this thing, rave about it... whatever you do, just don't believe its the final product, maybe no where close.
Davisson Queiroz
Davisson Queiroz lie..its too slow.....really Samsung reveling a new G4 and it would be that slow??? forget about it......
Ausamah Syrian Freedom
Ausamah Syrian Freedom this i definitely fake..... did u see the lag!? bet you it was a Chinese copy or something
Martin Cota
Martin Cota The Samsung logo isn't exactly where the one in the Samsung teaser picture is though....
Adelmo Vasquez
Adelmo Vasquez 8 core processor at least they should have had 4gb gr ram and hive us 32gb no more 16gb and add the 128gb micro sd
Tiger Panomthonichakul
Tiger Panomthonichakul 70% chance! Still plastic and stainless steel combination, if it is real, easy decision to go for htc one.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis It's the same cheap plastic phone..
Matt Pankey
Matt Pankey More plastic.
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw I'll just wait for thursday
Sebastiaan Van Den Berg
Sebastiaan Van Den Berg @Hossam Abubakr It is not... The Galaxy Grand Duos has speaker next to camera... not on the bottom...
Robert Futty
Robert Futty Maybe these leaks are designed to look like something else so that nobody knows what it'll actually look like. Idk I never followed leaks nor do I get a device based on looks. So let's say the sgs4 looks like the sgs3 but has top of the line hardware half of you are saying you won't get it? I beg to differ
Sebastiaan Van Den Berg
Sebastiaan Van Den Berg Too much of the same... A Rearranged Galaxy S3 is all it is...
Spencer Silva Sullivan
Spencer Silva Sullivan It looks like its got curved edges on the video.but to much like the gs3 witch isnt a bad point if u havnt had ine an wish u had. Ie me
Hossam Abubakr
Hossam Abubakr That's the Samsung Galaxy Grand duos guys....
Mathieu Omoregie
Mathieu Omoregie I'm sorry but If they're taking the apple approach I'm gonna stick to my note 2. I'm not looking to get a phone that looks exactly like the s4 with some minor cosmetic changes. If they wanna sell specs that's fine but all this suspense and mystery marketing for something that looks too close to the s3.
Joe Czo
Joe Czo I think this is the real deal!
Jansel Lee
Jansel Lee It's hard to focus on the "alleged" device itself, when there is an Ipad mini introduction at the background xD. So I just muted it.
Muhammad Marsh
Muhammad Marsh I believe that all these so-called leaks are intended to be misleading. And I don't really think that's the real deal. But regardless of how it's going to look, If I buy it, it going to be for the specs and innovations. I'm not going to go for a lesser device based on looks alone. That would be absurd.
Jake Parker
Jake Parker lol at the Apple Video in the background that's playing
Dave Bourque
Dave Bourque Lolz just like Apple no changes
Chan Myat Oo
Chan Myat Oo i don't believe this , and also i hope it's not gonna happen like that, if so , i don't care what is packed inside and go straight for Xperia Z or ZL or HTC one
Alejandro Castro
Alejandro Castro So the little boy from the commercial couldn't keep the secret of the GSIV? Damn >_>
Hosam Mohamed
Hosam Mohamed I do not care about the shape I care only about custom ROM's support
Chad Espada Nazareno
Chad Espada Nazareno boring same like the others i thought is more different now.. lol
Kyle Cordiano
Kyle Cordiano The specs are going to be insanely good, but the device needs to be designed differently than the S III.
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren I hope not.....I don't want to see it T_T
Peter Blanco
Peter Blanco I hope it's not real because if it is I'm honestly very disappointed. There was more change from the S2 to the S3 though. It'll still sell well which is good, but I might have to go with the Note 3 when the time comes!
Tayon Jordan
Tayon Jordan They could at least try and change it up a little. Please just be some sort of knockoff SIII.
Phil Hyde
Phil Hyde Like the GS3 before launch, it's likely a GS4 in disguise (namely a Note 2 exterior).
Sameed Qureshi
Sameed Qureshi What the heck? It looks exactly like S3. And also the back is so blekh, they only removed the speakers and moved position of flash light. SERIOUSLY! This is what you've been working on for whole year? If that's the GS4 Count me....OUT! Samsung, It will be disappointing if this is it.
Cal-Gene Johnson
Cal-Gene Johnson Time to hang it up Sammy Fans....
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson I have a feeling that is an actual GS4, and I'll probably get the HTC One instead........
Christopher Hilliard
Christopher Hilliard Wtf!?
Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams Looks too much like the S3. The HTC One bests it in looks.

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