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New Samsung Galaxy S4 Render Spotted, Shows Love to the Metal Community

Galaxy S4 Render Metal

No, not that metal community. Recently, a new “render” of Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S4, was released to the Internet. We can pretty much say that this is not the phone, but it does suit itself as a nice conversation piece that would look lovely on my coffee table. Not only do we get to dissect the look of the actual device, but we get to look at all of those pretty specs at the same time. We will list the specs below, and then offer up why or why not this will work for the Galaxy S4. 

Supposed specs:

  • Android 4.2 w/ TouchWiz UI
  • 5″ 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED+ Display
  • 2GHz A15 Exynos 5450 quad-core processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • ARM Mali T658 GPU
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Li-Ion 3,100 mAh battery
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options
  • Removable SD card slot
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 4G LTE
  • Dedicated camera button
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Front-facing speakers

So, let’s get the quick ones out of the way. Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” is hopefully a given at this point, since it has been out for almost a year now and Samsung will no doubt want to launch the device with the latest version of the Android OS. TouchWiz UI is of course, also a given. We have heard that Samsung would incorporate their new Exynos 5 Octa chip into the S4, but maybe it’s not ready for release? Given we are expecting this phone sometime in Q2, it’s hard to imagine that we wouldn’t see their newest SoC technology come aboard this device. So, let’s scratch the 2GHz 5450 quad-core for now.

A 13MP camera would make plenty of sense, given all OEM’s are currently in the process of upgrading their sensor offerings. We know HTC has something big planned, as well as Motorola, who has been sort of absent in that department in terms of picture quality.

The one spec on here that I am really hoping for is that 3,100mAh battery. We can’t enjoy these overly-powerful devices for a full day if we don’t have a sufficient power supply. That size, coupled with some battery-friendly technology from either the Octa or this Exynos 5450 would suit it well. Not that there isn’t already a manufacturer throwing huge batteries in phones, see Moto’s RAZR MAXX HD, but I think you know what I mean. HTC has been throwing in rather puny batteries in their devices for sometime and it’s starting to become an issue for potential buyers.

The two “specs” on here that rub me funny are the dedicated camera button and the front facing speakers. Samsung has been fortunate enough to find a design that sells to the public, thanks to millions of dollars in advertising, but the S3 sells nonetheless. I wouldn’t expect to see huge changeups in hardware design if Samsung wants to keep their buyers happy. To see this example in use, see Apple’s iPhone. People aren’t looking for drastic hardware changes. I think Samsung knows this and we can expect to see back-facing speakers on the S4 as well as this camera button being omitted from their design. Plus, the above image does give off a metal look. It should be safe to say that metal won’t be found on anything Samsung unless it’s a washer and dryer.

As always, this is me just rambling and I would love to hear what you think of this render. Again, just to clarify, we by no means think this is the device. The phone itself looks quite nice, so let’s hear your thoughts down below.

Via: Android Community | Twitter

Cheers ItsASamsung and George!

  • If the phone looks even remotely like this, I’m selling my s3 and getting one of these off contract.

  • I would drop my One X for that in a heart beat. Such a nice look.

  • There is no way this real. This is total Fanboi wishlist specs. They dont even have a sampling yet of a 720p Super AMOLED Plus panel yet, yet alone 1080p.
    IMHO fake.

  • Tech Pro

    Finally get rid of that ugly physical button. No longer need to copy Apple. Please make white or RED and less than 130gm, then I will buy it 1st day.

  • Looks like these two mockups I made mashed together, just saying.

  • CapnShiner

    I think everyone else in comments has already identified why this is fake, but there are 3 things about this render that I would love to see on the real thing: 1) front-facing speakers 2) no home button, meaning soft keys like Google intended 3) metal casing

    The biggest issue to me is the speakers. I don’t understand where the manufacturers got the idea that directing sound away from the user was a good thing. I get that flipping over the phone for speakerphone during calls is a neat trick but it’s not worth sacrificing all the advantages that come with having the speaker on the front. With as much focus on media consumption as there is, I don’t know why this hasn’t been addressed.

  • rodney11ride

    Speakers make a huge difference… period.. iphones dont have the problem… WE have to “cup” our hand behind the phone to get deflection.

    NO HOME button….. Perfect. basically only reason i havent jumped to S3

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Can someone explain why we keep just getting picture after picture of renders? I hate seeing all of these. Its like fan art for phones. I dont mind posting up new details or rumors about the phone, but like I said, its like making fan art, not really news

  • flosserelli

    Front facing speakers?!? Finally, someone else gets what I’ve been saying for years. I am tired of cupping my hands behind my phone in order to hear videos.

  • ulnek

    oh if only that 3100mah battery is true… it won’t be.

  • HasSmallHandsAndPockets

    Why cant these super phones have 4inch screens or 4.3 with edge to edge? other then that killer specs especially new hardware (ie metal, camera button, front facing speakers, and battery)

  • mondo

    Dedicated camera button is great. On my GNEX (rooted) i used the home button tweak for camera and loved it. It made for much easier photo shots.

  • although its fake , it still looks cool .

  • Benjamin Parker

    I see no headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0 doesn’t exist as a product, camera buttons went the way of the Dodo, and the word “SAMSUNG” is not only slightly off center, but also the wrong font(just look at the “G”). Fakezilla.

  • Nakrohtap

    Not that this would sound better in an ad…but wasn’t Samsung supposedly going to tout the 4.99″ screen so that they could promote having the highest ppi display?
    I agree to ditch the home button as well.

  • gp126904

    Something isnt right, oh yeah there is no home button with the verizon logo on it….

  • Dave

    We haven’t seen a superamoledplus since the Droid Charge, right? I’d dump my Note2 for this. That’s not easy to say…..front speaker would be the deal maker.

  • Adam Collins

    would love a metal phone, camera button, and front speakers… those are all a+ ideas to me.. Just because apple doesn’t change their phones and they sell doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to not improve. iSheep will buy anything.

  • Dave

    Battery size is the gas tank, the chip is the MPG. An Octa Exynos with that battery would be unreal.

  • wesley

    Is the battery removable

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  • pcloadletter

    Why no 3.5mm jack?

  • MikeCiggy

    Front facing speakers, yes please
    Dedicated cam button, yes please
    On-screen buttons, God yes

    These companies have been trying so hard to make getting to the camera very fast via software features. A dedicated camera button is the answer and I don’t know why they ever moved away from them. Plenty of room on the sides of these phones for a physical button. Besides it would be easier to keep my hands steady for a good picture with the physical button instead of pressing the screen.

  • Jeff

    I would love to see the front facing speakers. C’mon this is a good move! Plus who likes watching movies or TV shows. If Sammy did this that would be a super great move!

  • Tom Snow

    Well, from reading the comments, it seems like no one thinks this is real (myself included) but I also seem to be in the minority of loving the way this phone looks. I think it’s sleek, sexy, (looks) durable and it reminds me of my galaxy nexus. I’d wait for this phone, if I knew it was the real thing.

  • So Bluetooth 5.0 won’t happen and an iteration of a Exynos 5xxx SoC will definitely happen. Camera yes. 5″(4.99″) will be beautiful. But @Timotato:disqus is right about the camera button and front speakers. Yes they would be nice but Samsung doesn’t need to. They never had. BUT if this does actually come out just like this, TAKE MY MONEY.


    I’m still holding out for the Note3

    • wasn’t the note 2 released Q4 of 2012? Wouldn’t the wait for N3 be a long one?

      • KOBALT

        Not since it just came out. I’m happy with it and the custom ROMS. I honestly can’t see myself going to a phone with a smaller screen size.


    GREAT render

  • Elisha Faith

    up to I looked at the bank draft ov $7130, I have faith that my neighbour could actualie earning money in there spare time on their apple laptop.. there uncle started doing this for under 18 months and a short time ago cleared the mortgage on their apartment and bourt a new Toyota. go to, jump15.comCHECK IT

  • This phone will be crazy

  • Wow, this phone is gorgeous and would be a dream come true… but alas, we all know it’s not a reality. :'(

  • Diablo81588

    Samsung with on screen buttons? Lol… I was excited until I saw this, those specs are awesome.

  • … It should be safe to say that metal won’t be found on anything Samsung unless it’s a washer and dryer…. classic 🙂 I think that home button with Verizon’s branding will be there sans the front speakers 🙁 I don’t even know what BT 5.0 is (does anyone?) time will tell as we get closer/ but one can dream…