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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.

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