Samsung Galaxy S4 full specs and high quality pics leak few hours before official launch
Starting with Galaxy S III in 2012, Samsung turned to extreme security to keep all the info about upcoming flagship under wraps until the launch event. I’d say the secrecy measures were Apple like. But given how much of iPhone 5 leaked last year, Sammy’s were better. No real images, and little well confirmed specs of Galaxy S III came out before the launch day.
This time Samsung tried to do it with Galaxy S4 too, but they failed. We know most of the relevant phone specs with high degree of confidence, we saw some blurry pics and even video of SGS4. And now a gallery of high quality pics, with very detailed specifications leaked on a Chinese message board IT168:
Just to remind you, Samsung Galaxy S 4 specs include:
- GSM/WCDMA/HSPA+/LTE connectivity (depending on the region)
- Exynos 5410 1.8 GHz octa- core CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU for U.S)
- PowerVR SGX GPU 544MP3 (533Mhz)
- 2GB of RAM
- 16-64GB of built-in flash memory
- 4.99” 1080p display
- 13 megapixel camera with BSI sensor
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS
- 2600 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 140.1×71.8×7.7mm
- Weight: 138 gr
- Dual SIM variant for China, single SIM elsewhere
Samsung Galaxy S4 will also come with smart pause and smart scrolling eye movement tracking technology, but this function might be disabled in some regions.
As you can see – we basically know everything there is to know about Galaxy S4. There’s almost no need to wait for the official announcement later today, except to check what kind of marketing message Samsung wants to deliver with this device.
Why did Samsung fail to keep its flagship secret this time?
Probably because of the highly ambitious sales plans for Galaxy S4. I heard from several sources that Samsung’s internal projections for SGS4 are more or less double of SGS3. And previous flagship sold 20 million units in 100 days. So this year they want to do 40 million in the same period.
And when you get to these kind of volumes, it is impossible to keep anything secret. Just ask Apple about iPhone 5. To have enough devices at launch – you have to start production runs early. In order to get enough partners pushing your flagship from day one – you have to show them the actual device. If you want a short period between announcement and availability – you have to have marketing materials ready.
And something somewhere leaks. It is inevitable.
But in the end, and beyond satisfying our phone geek curiosity, those leaks do not matter much. With good product, the distribution Samsung has, and the amount of money it will be throwing at Galaxy S4, its massive success is inevitable.