Posted by: Brett
What looks to be a press shot of the upcoming Galaxy S IV has been spotted on Picasa (posted by user Desmond Ma) and it seems to have been there since late last month without being noticed. The image shows a slightly taller and less rounded device with the TouchWiz home screen, typical Samsung branding, and a larger, more rectangular home button. Whether it’s legit or not is unknown, but take it with a grain of salt. Keep in mind, several alleged press shots leaked last year for the Galaxy S III and a couple have leaked thus far for the S IV. The image, which can be seen above, has since been removed by the user.
In addition to the image above, more details regarding the Galaxy S IV have leaked. SamMobile says the device is being worked on under the code name “Altius J” with a model number of GT-I9500, will come in black and white, and will supposedly ship during week 16, which is the week of April 15th. Samsung will also be offering a wireless charging dock and back cover to charge the 2600 mAh battery in a more unique way, as seen with the Palm Pre and others.
Samsung’s President of Mobile Communications, JK Shin, recently confirmed that the Galaxy S IV would not be unveiled at MWC next month but rather at a separate event, which is speculated to be held on March 22nd “at Apple’s doorstep” in the US. As a side-note, JK Shin apparently also said the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be announced at MWC.