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Leaked images offer hardware details

Samsung has previously announced that it will officially unveil the Galaxy S IV on March 14 in New York City. Samsung went so far as to invite everyone to Times Square to watch the official unveil of the new smartphone live. Although Samsung is hoping of keeping things under wraps until next week, supposed rendering of the device have already leaked courtesy of EVLeaks.

One of the leaked images even shows a few of the hardware details for the phone. The first image, which you can see to the right, shows the S IV compared to other smartphones in the Galaxy S series. The S IV is clearly larger than the S III and the previous devices in franchise. The second image also tips some of the features of the smartphone.

This image notes that the S IV has a Super AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution. It's unclear exactly how large that screen is, but it appears to be larger than the one used on the S III. The image also tips the smartphone will be available in 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB storage versions and all will have two gigabytes of RAM. The phone is also tipped to have a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. The operating system is reportedly Android 4.2.

While that's all the detail the leaked photographs offer, the new Samsung smartphone is also rumored to support technology that tracks the users eyes to automatically scroll pages. The feature is reportedly called “Eye Scrolling” and will track the user’s eyes to automatically determine when to scroll a page.
These details have come from an anonymous Samsung employee. According this employee, when the user reads an article and their eyes get to the bottom of the page, the phone will automatically scroll allowing the user to read the rest of the content.

Samsung previously filed a trademark in Europe for "Eye Scroll" and has filed for a trademark on "Samsung Eye Scroll" in the U.S. Both of those trademarks appear to support the unnamed Samsung employee's claims. Interestingly, Samsung also filed a trademark for a technology called "Eye Pause" but there's no mention of that tech in the leaks.
Samsung has already stated that the software features of the S IV will be more important than hardware innovations.

Sources: New York Times, EV Leaks

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Too big?
By ertomas on 3/5/2013 11:16:24 AM , Rating: 2
My S3 already feels a little unconfortable to be held and manipulated with one hand.

I wouldn't like a bigger phone for sure...

RE: Too big?
By GGA1759 on 3/5/2013 11:23:59 AM , Rating: 4
I pity your girlfriend. Unless you are the girlfriend.

RE: Too big?
By SpartanJet on 3/5/2013 11:28:26 AM , Rating: 5
Funny I was thinking its on the small side. After using the Note II (The BEST phone I have ever owned hands down) I don't think I can go small like the S4.

RE: Too big?
By AmbroseAthan on 3/5/2013 12:33:57 PM , Rating: 2
Going by that render (which I don't think is real), this would be making the S4 a 5.5" or possibly 6" screen.

Look at the S3 vs Note 2 in a real picture (below) and you can see what I mean. The S3 almost fits inside the Note 2 screen, which is how the render above looks of the S4.

Maybe I am wrong, but that seems way too big for the S4.

RE: Too big?
By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 12:37:04 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, its either a completely fake render, or a poorly placed one that isnt to scale. Being as it's so far off scale compared to the size of the others, I would bets its fake.

RE: Too big?
By drycrust3 on 3/5/2013 3:00:08 PM , Rating: 2
I would bets its fake.

Bingo! Go to the top of the class! According to Tech Crunch, it is a fake. Apparently Evleaks, who is normally spot on with her or his leaks, goofed.

RE: Too big?
By NellyFromMA on 3/5/2013 12:58:35 PM , Rating: 2
LOL at the notion of the S3 or S4 being too small. I've never actually heard anyone with that opinion.

I feel like for the S3 to be considered small, you must have GRONK hands.

Consider wide-receiver or tight-end position in the NFL if so :)

RE: Too big?
By Any14Tee on 3/6/2013 9:14:47 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah way too small man,



RE: Too big?
By MadMan007 on 3/5/2013 11:39:25 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, making this Note I sized doesn't seem like a smart move to me but I understand that in non-US markets phablets are a huge deal. They really need to have a 'normal large size' @ 4.5-4.7" flagship phone and a Note size @ 5.5"-6" for phablet users.

RE: Too big?
By NellyFromMA on 3/5/2013 12:53:24 PM , Rating: 2
Its definitely at the threshold where its towing the line. It's going to come down to person to person opinion from the S3 size on up.

Personally, I think the S3 size is great. It is definitely at the border of what I would consider comfortable for one-handing, but I primarily use it for texting and data-related usage which is better at landscape anyways which sorta requires two-hands.

I'm curious about the 5-inch spec. I think I'd be fine with it, but anything more and its just straight up tablet at that point personally.

RE: Too big?
By 440sixpack on 3/5/2013 12:55:18 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, there's a bit too much thumb stretching and hand shifting during use of various functions. Still think it's a great phone through. I think about 4.5" would be ideal for me.

RE: Too big?
By Stuka on 3/5/2013 1:29:47 PM , Rating: 2
I must also concur. My SGSII is about as big as I would like. I would love a larger screen for sure, but I will not sacrifice ergonomics and carrying ease. My have a few pairs of absolutely perfect cargo shorts with a "media" pocket and the SGSII just fits without sliding out in the car.

I could tolerate a longer phone with say a 2.39:1 theatre ratio screen, but I do not wish to go any wider. If I want more screen I will get a tablet.

iScroll iPause iDiocy
By Shadowmaster625 on 3/5/13, Rating: 0
RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 2:04:15 PM , Rating: 2
The SGS3 already does that with its eye detection. It doesnt scroll, but if you enable it, the camera is on anda tracks your eyes, and the screen wont timeout if you are looking at it. It's not a bettery hog, that is the thing about smartphones, everything in it is designed to be efficient. I have my GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, eye monitoring all on 24/7 and don't have any battery problems at all. It never even goes below 50% unless I both forget to charge it overnight, and have a really heave use couple of days.

RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By shadowamazon on 3/5/2013 3:33:46 PM , Rating: 2
S III user myself here. I am pretty sure the eye detection only comes on for a few seconds every couple of min or so. It only needs to determine if your eye is on the screen when it is about to power down the LCD.

RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By flyingpants1 on 3/5/2013 11:25:31 PM , Rating: 2
No, you don't use your phone. The battery life is extremely poor.

RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By retrospooty on 3/6/2013 9:10:21 AM , Rating: 1
Your an idiot and have no clue how I use my phone.

In reviews, testing against other phones, the GS3 isn't great by any means, its middle of the pack as far as battery life, but "extremely poor" is a ridiculous assessment.

RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/6/2013 11:58:05 AM , Rating: 2
I am with ya, various activities throughout the day and still have 30+ percent when I get home.

RE: iScroll iPause iDiocy
By artemicion on 3/5/2013 3:45:37 PM , Rating: 2
Or maybe the camera is only on and detecting movement when the user is viewing a page that can actually scroll.

nice names
By MadMan007 on 3/5/2013 10:29:46 AM , Rating: 5
'Eye Scroll' and 'Eye Pause' - yes, simple straightforward names because they track the eye, but also nice double entendre dig at Apple when spoken aloud.

RE: nice names
By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 12:15:07 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, you can almost see the middle finger when you read the names... LOL

Hey Apple, like our new feature names? Eye Scroll and Eye Pause -

I heard...
By NellyFromMA on 3/5/2013 12:56:57 PM , Rating: 3
From a co-worker, I heard the rumor mill includes that the phone will be 8-core with 4 high power and 4 low power cores? Sounds weird and since it isn't mentioned here I'll sort of file it under false for now.

That kinda makes me happy, because there's no reason a phone needs 8-cores and I would DEFINITELY not want more than 2-cores on my device if its going to cost me battery life. The S3's battery life is a GIGANTIC leap above the Incredible's so I'm officially spoiled now in that regard and just won't go back to mandatory charges during the day no matter what the performance gain is.

RE: I heard...
By txDrum on 3/5/2013 1:11:08 PM , Rating: 3
The Samsung SIV is supposed to be using the Exynos 4 "octa" which like you said is a dual-4 core design. One is 4xA15 cores, while the other should be 4xA7 cores if I'm not mistaken.

The A15 will handle intense workloads and should also cover games and the like, while the A7 can cover things like just general UI, idle, etc. Each core should be able to be individually power gated (turned off) when not in use, which means this "8 core" design (really just 2 quad cores, not actually an 8 core), will save battery life compared to having 4 core A15, or even 2 core A15 more likely than not.

Personally I wish smartphones had trended to 2xdual core design (A15's/A7's again or something) with either higher IPC or higher clock rates at the same power consumption for both.

How long until
By GGA1759 on 3/5/2013 11:17:47 AM , Rating: 2
Apple sues Samsung claiming they invented "Eye Scrolling"?

RE: How long until
By arazok on 3/5/2013 12:03:29 PM , Rating: 3
And when it fails to work, I want to hear them say “Your looking at it wrong”.

The iPhone demands respect!

By omgwtf8888 on 3/5/2013 10:18:37 AM , Rating: 2
My contract was finished in Dec and I have been holding off buying the 3 waiting for the 4. I know the 4 is a technically better phone, but the curve of the 3 was really different. The 4 looks like every other droid with its boxy look.... I will have to go see what it looks like in person, but when the 3 starts being discounted I might just be persuaded.

By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 11:35:56 AM , Rating: 2
If it works decently, that might be the deciding factor for me. Big IF though.

big fones
By Argon18 on 3/11/2013 4:23:14 PM , Rating: 2
This whole big phone craze makes me lol! Remember when "small" was all the rage? Phones like the Motorola Startac and others competed to see who could make the smallest cell phone. The journalists were all predicting that cell phones and digital wrist watches would converge into a single device. Remember the Inspector Gadget cartoon? With his cell phone wrist watch that could also video conference?

Now big phones are in. What's old is new again. Give it 15 years and we'll be back to tiny phones. LMAO

By Nortel on 3/5/13, Rating: -1
RE: expected
By MadMan007 on 3/5/2013 10:32:08 AM , Rating: 5
Looking at your post history you are obviously Apple biased.But really, memory size is the best you can come up with for 'copying Apple'...that's getting pretty desperate.

RE: expected
By Daemia on 3/5/2013 11:12:15 AM , Rating: 5
Ummm 16gb, 32 gb and 64 gb are standard sizes for storage devices.
Yes you are the only one creeped out. There's something wrong with you lol..You can turn off the phone's front camera. Disable smart stay..Stay away even..

RE: expected
By Pneumothorax on 3/5/2013 11:31:59 AM , Rating: 2
What I would be more upset with Samsung is increasing use of Apple's memory model - no more microsd slot and we're going to charge you 4x the going rate of SSD storage!

RE: expected
By cscpianoman on 3/5/2013 11:34:56 AM , Rating: 4
And apparently Apple copied from the RAM, SSD and pretty much every memory chip ever created industry:
4MB-->8MB-->16MB-->32MB-->64MB-->1 28MB-->256MB-->512MB-->1024MB-->2GB--&g t;4GB-->8GB-->16GB-->32GB-->64GB-->1 28GB

Apple buys the chips and parts from other manufacturers just like everyone else and amazingly enough they come in standard sizes.

I am sorry to burst your delusional bubble, but Apple does not "magically" make products from thin air.

RE: expected
By Nortel on 3/5/13, Rating: -1
RE: expected
By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 6:48:47 PM , Rating: 1
"At what point do people start realizing that Samsung just copies Apple products?"

LOL... Its a hard argument to make considering Samsung is making WAY better products than Apple. As for RAM, what are you a complete idiot? Its standard sizes, alot of makers use it.

RE: expected
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/5/2013 7:19:22 PM , Rating: 2
what are you a complete idiot?
Do you really need to ask that? Look at who you are talking too.

RE: expected
By retrospooty on 3/5/2013 10:45:58 PM , Rating: 2
OK, but come on. Even for a technically challenged fanboy, you have to be a special kind of loser to think Samsung copied 16, 32, 64gb ram amounts from Apple. LOL. Its ridiculous to even say. I bet they are secretly planning future products with 128gb too the rat bastards!!!

RE: expected
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/6/2013 8:03:55 AM , Rating: 2
Oh, I believe he is a special kind of loser alright, he proves it each time he posts.

RE: expected
By themaster08 on 3/6/2013 2:30:57 AM , Rating: 2
It must be a sad life finding something to nitpick about.

8GB will not be included as this is Samsung's flagship phone as it's not enough storage nowadays. Anyone using the slightest amount of common sense would acknowledge this.

128GB would be an option, however this would likely cause the phone to be more expensive than most any other phone out there. There will likely be an option for expandable storage. Something Apple never has or never will provide, as they can charge people like you an additional $100 for more. Are you going to complain about that too?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in more colours than just black and white. This will likely follow suit. Many companies provide black and white models. Nokia's N95 was available in black, white, as well as red, silver, pink, and many others. The N95 was released before the iPhone.

Samsung has provided white earphones with their phones for years. The Samsung D500 I had in 2005 had white earphones with it.

We get it, you like Apple, but why throw all logic out of the window, so you can purposely set out to nitpick against anything you possibly can when it comes to the competition? You need to find a better hobby, my friend.

RE: expected
By Any14Tee on 3/6/2013 9:28:20 PM , Rating: 2
I think you need to slip out quietly through the back door.
Your assertion borders on the ridiculous,Samsung is the #1 producer of Flash & SSD memory and they come in standard sizes and, they make memory for Apple as well as other OEMs.

RE: expected
By Argon18 on 3/11/2013 4:26:46 PM , Rating: 2
You're right, Apple doesn't make products from thin air. They make products from aluminum, stainless steel, and glass. Products that feel amazing in your hands and are easy to use.

Meanwhile, Samsung and the rest of the industry make cheap plastic junk, in a race to the bottom. Just like Wintel PC's, it's a competition of who can make the cheapest mass-market Walmart special. Every 6 or 12 months, it dies, you throw it in the trash, and go buy a new one. Rinse. Repeat.

RE: expected
By TheDoc9 on 3/5/2013 11:37:34 AM , Rating: 3
Hahaha, and as soon as apple release the 'Iphone Big' it will be 'revolutionary', and 'the next step'. 'Groundbreaking' and 'Sexy'. Actually it will read like this -

Commercial 1:
"The Next Iphone."
" Big. Groundbreaking. Smart."

Commercial 2:
"Incredible. New. Enjoy."

Commercial 3:
"This Is Your God."

RE: expected
By dopey360 on 3/5/2013 12:05:43 PM , Rating: 2
HAHA!!! This is in the top five funniest things anyone has ever said about apple. Besides the commercials they will make more loosely based patents and try to sue again and again.

RE: expected
By retrospooty on 3/6/2013 7:33:27 AM , Rating: 4
"]Apple] will make more loosely based patents and try to sue again and again."

Why not? History has proven that people named Christopher can discover a place that had already been found and get credit for it... Likewise companies named Apple can be granted patents for things that already exist.

RE: expected
By flubaluba on 3/8/2013 2:47:57 PM , Rating: 2
The s4 is not an iphone competitor, not in any way. The iphone is way way behind in tech and ease of use and functionality, something that cannot be ignored by the iphans any more.

RE: expected
By web2dot0 on 3/10/2013 3:01:16 PM , Rating: 1
But google fanboys conveniently ignore the fact that Apple paved the way of smartphones.
It goes both ways buddy.

How convenient that none of the google nut huggers talk about the UK Judge that sided with Samsung just recently got hired by Samsung. How convenient.

iPhone is not way "behind" in tech. What Samsung is doing is incremental improvements. Making the phone bigger, more memory, fast CPU is just that .... incremental. Nothing special. If you are going to charge Apple for not being "creative", same can be said about Samsung.

What exactly have Samsung done that is so ground breaking? Name me one thing.

Apple revolutionized the SmartPhone, App Store, Music industry. No one can dispute that.

If you are going to talk Apple down, at least bring up FACTS, not just me calling and bitch.

RE: expected
By superflex on 3/11/2013 9:56:19 AM , Rating: 2

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