We're just over a week away from Samsung's big Galaxy S4 announcement, and so we're starting to see a last-minute flurry of alleged leaks from the device. As you'll know if you followed the run up to the Galaxy S3 launch last year, late-breaking leaks have proven to be both wildly accurate and wildly inaccurate, so take this with the usual pinch of salt.
This latest set of images has an air of authenticity about it, though. GSM Israel says it has screenshots from a U.S. model Galaxy S4 (the AT&T version, judging by the 4G logo on display), obtained from a "very reliable" source. The images show a slightly re-vamped TouchWiz UI with brighter UI elements and tweaked icons, a redesigned settings menu and a transparent notification bar on the home screen. Interestingly, the so-called "eye scrolling" feature seems to be present, under the name "Smart scroll" in a settings menu screenshot.
Other shots from a device info app seem to reveal a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, a 5-inch 1080p screen (around 440 pixels per inch), and a 13-megapixel camera. GSM Israel says the device also comes with 2GB of RAM and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. All of those details have been rumored in the past, and if accurate, it'd closely match other leading Android handsets like the Sony Xperia Z and HTC One.
It's impossible to guarantee the accuracy of these shots -- after all, Samsung's previously shown that it's not above putting out dummy handsets (and even dummy software designs) to keep leakers off the scent of its future products. Nevertheless, as Galaxy S4 leaks go we'd have to rate this one above average. We'll be live from New York next Thursday to see whether it matches up with the real thing.
Source: GSM Israel