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More Galaxy S IV details leak

Samsung will be officially unveiling the new Galaxy S IV this Thursday. However, that's not stopping new images and details from leaking about the device ahead of the official unveil. New photos have turned up from China show a device that doesn’t mirror the design of previously leaked images.

However, the screenshots from the new leaked photos show that this device has hardware that matches up with previous leaks. This has led some to believe that this could be a prototype device used for carrier testing to protect the final design of the smartphone in the case of a leak (such as this one).

[Image Source: Sammy Hub]

The screenshots show that the device is running Android 4.2.1 and has a full HD resolution 1080p display. The screenshots also show a 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
The device in these new images is supposedly a dual-SIM version of the S IV destined for China Unicom.

Source: SammyHub

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RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 5:00:55 PM , Rating: 2
I know, its like saying "Driving cars is stupid... You have to carry ALL these keys around and All these 5 gallon barrels full of gasoline just so you can get to where you are going. You'd be better of staying at home."


RE: I hope those aren't real
By testerguy on 3/12/2013 3:46:32 AM , Rating: 2
No, it's not.

It's like saying 'This particular car is stupid, the fuel tank isn't big enough so you have to fill the boot with barrels of gasoline to be able to last you the full journey. I'd prefer a car which has a bigger fuel tank.'

The whole replaceable battery argument is stupid anyway, as I've told you many, many times. For the cost of a replacement battery for a Samsung Galaxy, you can buy a portable mobile phone charger which allows you to charge any phone say 2x (more than a replacement battery), without turning said phone off. They are the same size and weight as a replacement battery so there's no disadvantage.

The SD card argument is different, and if you do need SD card storage fair enough - but I personally believe that the majority of people would prefer not to have to mess around with SD cards and just use the inbuilt storage. Most people are connected to Wifi during the day and can sync whatever files they want before they go on holiday or extended breaks away from Wifi.

RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 8:01:15 AM , Rating: 2
The whole replaceable battery argument is stupid anyway, as I've told you many, many times.
Great for you? As if your opinion is somehow more valid than other people? No, it's not.

RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 9:02:30 AM , Rating: 2
Are you seriously coming in here defending even half of Nortel's Jr. high level argument? Please read his posts that prompted our replies first. The guy is a meathead. At least Tony , TYP, and you on occasion can come up with relevant debating points. Nortel isnt even dabating, just coming ip with childlike responses...

Now i must get gym bag full of SD cards and batteries and head out on my day... Lol

RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 11:20:25 AM , Rating: 2
They are both meatheads..

RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 12:38:53 PM , Rating: 2
I am pretty sure one is a meathead and the other is just hard headed... I was giving him a chance to not be a total iTool. ;)

RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 12:42:58 PM , Rating: 2
I was giving him a chance to not be a total iTool. ;)
Little late for that ;)

RE: I hope those aren't real
By CZroe on 3/12/2013 11:29:03 AM , Rating: 2
I have a spare Sony Ericsson battery (BT45) and charger (EP900) for my Xperia PLAY 4G (R800at) and it has been extraordinarily useful.

Batteries wear out and lose their capacity over time/cycle. Being able to replace them is a good thing. Being able to swap distributes the effect over two batteries so that it will be twice as long before it begins to impact you (or less now that the spare will always get a full charge and the user is more likely to give a full discharge).

You forget that people are not always somewhere where they can charge and they often don't want to leave their phone unattended. Charging whenever for however long is you have is pretty bad for a battery.

I have a problem where my phone sometimes runs dead from full in a few hours when home near the microcell (glitch with the baseband, I assume). If I'm working in the yard and need my phone, I can't just leave it plugged in indoors. That spare battery lets me get things done.

Lastly, mine is a gaming phone with a gamepad. People call it "the PSP phone" or "the Playstation phone." The problem is, I can run a PSP dead without losing my phone, but I can't risk running this dead by playing games or I'll be stuck without a phone until I can return to a charger at the end of the day. With a spare battery, I can risk it and actually use my phone for the function that makes it special.

Next, this particular phone has a pitiful amount of internal storage (512MB). I have to root and use Titanium Backup to force a ton of apps to the 32GB SD card, but I still have routinely swapped. For example, coworkers often ask me what I'm watching. When they are interested, I hand them my SD card and they copy it to their phone, no computer required and no standing around losing battery power and time for wireless transfers. While I would prefer not to mess around with it when it comes to managing my own apps, I have to after even a few apps (most of the space is used by the ROM). Also, some games have several hundred MBs of additional data that they download to the SD card (FMV and recorded audio doesn't need to fill up my fast internal storage no matter if I have the room).

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