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I Hope These Purported Galaxy S4 Cases are Completely Wrong on the Design

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According to a report out of Mobilefun, the cases you are seeing in this post (above and below) are designed for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4. As you can see from their designs, the centered camera on the back, along with speaker and flash cut-outs certainly match up to previous Samsung device designs, including the Galaxy S3. We can also make out a headphone jack on the top right (if the phone was facing you), a volume rocker on the left side, and a lock switch on the right side. The rocker and lock switch placements match up to the previous design of Galaxy S3 as well and are not out of the question. 

All I can say, is that this better not be the actual design of this device. Holy ultra-wide rectangular mess. The Galaxy S3 was designed to fit perfectly in your hand, which in my opinion, it did. It had slight curves and roundness in all the right places to make it feel better while holding than most phones. This case suggests something completely different.

This case gives me the impression that Samsung has decided that the LG Intuition or Vu (or whatever it was called) was a brilliant design that they needed to have in one of their devices. And then this would be where you insert the, “Said no one.” If the Galaxy S4 is this wide and squared off, I do not want one. I’ve held rectangular devices and they do not satisfy thy palm for long.

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Via:  Mobilefun

  • Spooky

    And the no name case manufacturer wins as you post their URL flooded fake image and their plans for free advertising are successful.

  • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

    I disagree I loved the s2 design and was a little disappointed with the s3 but the software and overall package over ruled that thought. This Is what I wish the s3 was and the design will probably be stunning and thin I think they will add some flare outside of form (like the brushed look of the s3) to give it some edge. but I bet the will have some type of edge to edge display that will get you guys forgetting that it just looks like around square with soft edges. And don’t forget about SOFTWARE!

    Also every since the s3 came out the “3 circles” aspect is very tel tail of the s3 I thinly that why they didn’t give the note that same recognizability. They want to reserve it for the s line. Those three indication is how I can tell some one has and s3 instantaneously. Kind of how apple has there apple logo and how Sony thinks there new power button will be there tell tail design. I wouldn’t be surprised if I see glad on glass front and back.

    • MatthewMurawski

      I loved the S2/ original note design as well and was furious at the ugly design of the s3. I would love to see kind of a hybrid design like the rumored one taking shape cues from the s2 but cosmetic cues from the s3. As far as software, I love nature ux’s features but not the appearance. I love Touchwiz 4 and stock jelly bean in terms of appearance. I think it’s all a matter of personal preference and not worth arguing over.

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    This case looks like it would fit the GSII.

  • Kenneth Schefer

    If this is the GS4, I’m more inclined to think it’s the “mini” version that’s rumored to be released alongside the big-un.

  • http://profiles.google.com/soapinmouth Eric Steinberger

    Pretty hilarious how all the blogs complained about the design of the s3 when it was first released and now are sad when they scrap it.

    • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

      Hahah EXACTLY!

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Looks like Sammy is gonna bulk up the GIV to satisfy the Note crowd while also making the SIII crowd still feel at home.

  • Butters619

    4:3 aspect ratio is god awful on a phone. Sorry for anybody who likes it.

    • Jeb

      Of course, anything Nexus is “good”. Lol

  • http://twitter.com/jkskipper Justin Skipper

    That’s a RAZR M HD case. More believable to me haha

  • Jared Tau

    …but why is the purple case above different than the white case below?

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Actually, the same. Just different cut-outs. Everything is scaled the same and in the same places. Like comparing an otterbox case to a gel case, the inside is the same while the outsides can vary wildly.

  • ImmaDroid

    it doesnt even look big enough. more like the galaxy S2

    • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

      Edge to edge…DISPLAY!

    • MatthewMurawski

      How the hell can you tell how big it is?

  • Alix8821

    Any one else thinking Sammy is misleading us all on purpose? They’ve gotten pretty good at locking down their leaks… Why not trick us too? Besides, all other “reports” say they’re keeping the nature theme across the board

    • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

      The could always be designing it after uncooked Ramen Noodles. That’s natural right, RIGHT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CalebShwarez Caleb Loop

    …somebody stick a gs2 in one of those.. I bet its a perfect fit..

    • MatthewMurawski

      Too small

  • Verizon

    I can easily see a bunch of people complaining about the size and shape of the device if this is real. I can also see those same people praising Samsung for the same thing once the device is released.

  • RaptorOO7

    Looks like the GN2 to me. No thanks,and I can’t see the S3 going backwards in design in comparison to the S3.

    • dsass600

      So many things wrong with your comment. GN2 has speaker on bottom, so should be only two holes, and I think you meant S4 on your second statement.

  • brkshr

    I would NOT want a wider phone than the S3!

    • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

      Use a nexus 4 you will retract that statement!

      • brkshr

        I have an N4. For some reason the N4 doesn’t feel any wider than the S3. It feels the exact same. Maybe it has to do with the ergonomics or something, idk. But ya, N4/S3 would be the widest I would want to go.

    • chris125

      It’s gonna have to be a little wider for the larger screen

  • j

    Yeaaaaa.. because translucent purple case manufacturers have heaps of credibility.

  • http://twitter.com/Bobby_Phoenix Bobby Phoenix

    I like the square look much better. It just looks sharp, and of quality, compared to rounded corners. Although it’s not 100% square, but it has slightly rounded corners, which is ok. I think it’s much better than the GSIII. It’s one of the reasons I stuck with the GSII.

    • j

      rounded phones feel smaller in your pocket. fact. that alone sways me away from squared designs.

      • flosserelli

        Rounded corners don’t dig into your palm, either.

      • http://twitter.com/Bobby_Phoenix Bobby Phoenix

        I have never once put my phone in my pocket, so that’s not something I need to worry about. With the size of my GSII, and each phone after that is bigger, or just having a case on the GSII, I don’t trust myself from not putting force on it to crack it somehow. It’s either always in my hand, or on a desk, or table, or something. Never in my pocket.

        • Butters619

          What do you do when walking around the mall? Or a Theme Park? Or on a roller coaster?

          • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

            Belt clip.

          • http://twitter.com/JCLedge Ledge

            He uses his fanny pack

          • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

            Murse or someone with a purse!

        • areffes

          Murse.

          • Butters619

            He prefers Louis Vuitton Man Bag

      • michael arazan

        It almost looks like the other 5.5″ phones that are squared off like the Vu and that Sony one

    • Mike

      Agreed. I would much rather have a squared off body. If the S4 has the same rounded crap as the S3, I’m out.

  • Craig Pardue

    I can only think of one thing that “satisfies thy palm” ;-)

    • Tim242

      That’s not what he said…

    • Verizon

      If your palm is getting satisfied, then you’re doing it wrong.

      • Craig Pardue

        A happy palm is a hairy palm!

  • Captain_Doug

    With having as minimal of bezel as possible, the shape of the device starts looking like a frame.

    • QQpayne

      ^this^

  • chris125

    Without comparing it to another case how do you know if it’s that wide at all? Could go back to taking design cues from the s2. And pretty soon they will all be this side since the craze is larger screens.

    • Tim242

      I think the main reason for the larger screen craze is that it is being forced on the market. Only low and mid-range phones with small(ish) screens.

      • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

        I don’t think it’s being “forced” people are buying it to there own accord they can always go to an iPhone and squint if the don’t like it.

        • Tim242

          You are being too short-sided. This has nothing to do with an iPhone. We’re talking about Android. If someone wants a high-end phone, they are forced to buy a 4.7″-5.5″ phone.