Fresh images of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, Huawei Ascend W2 and LG Optimus G2 leak outAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
We may be in the midst of the weekend, but that doesn't mean that the leaks are slowing down. Several new images of unannounced smartphones have made their way online the in the past day or so, and I've rounded them up in a single, easy to digest post.
First up is a side view of a handset that we've been seeing a lot of lately, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active. This new image from @evleaks shows the device with a teal back plate, which differs from the original red-orange unit we saw as well as the gray AT&T version that surfaced recently.
There's still no word on when the Galaxy S 4 Active might be formally introduced, but Samsung's "Premiere 2013" event on June 20 is certainly a possibility. The rumored specs for the device claim that it'll sport features like a 5-inch 1080p display and 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, suggesting that it may very well be a ruggedized version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S 4. That's exciting news for anyone in the market for a phone that can take a beating, as the Galaxy S 4 Active may offer a both a toughened body and high-end performance, which is a combo that we don't see terribly often.
Moving on down the line, we're going to make the jump to Windows Phone. A pair of images have been posted by @evleaks recently that show the Huawei Ascend W2, a sibling to the recently-released Ascend W1. These images tease a colorful device that may be offered in yellow and blue versions. Details on the Ascend W2 are light, but according to WPCentral, some of the W2's rumored specs include a 4.3-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera. All of those features add up to make a device that's a bit higher-end than its Ascend W1 counterpart.
Rounding out this leaky Sunday is a purported close-up shot of the LG Optimus G2. The photo, first posted by TechTastic a few days ago and then shared again today by @evleaks, shows the top half of a device with an earpiece, camera and sensor layout that's similar to previous images of the Optimus G2. There's not much in the way of new information about this device in this new photo, but the kernel crash screen does include a step that says "Send e-mail to G2-SW-Stability@lge.com," suggesting that we may indeed be looking at the Optimus G2.
So, after getting a look at these three upcoming smartphones, which one are you most excited for?