Is This The Samsung Galaxy S IV?

We're just days away from Samsung's official launch of the Galaxy S IV, and a Chinese forum post claims to be offering images of what purports to be the new flagship phone.

Let's be honest with ourselves up front: this rumour needs a decent pinch of salt to accompany it. Samsung has successfully camouflaged phones in the past, and it could be that this handset isn't the expected Galaxy S IV but rather a different handset.

Still, there are details here that hint that you may be looking at the new top-spec phone. The shots show that it packs a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.1 and a 13-megapixel camera — all of which fit with previous rumours.

Elsewhere, the mention of 5410 CPU hints that this thing is home to the insane Exynos Octa eight-core chip — the fact that it only reports four cores could cast some doubt on that, or it could be that only four cores run at once. It also appears to be a dual-SIM handset.

Design-wise, the handset appears to look only a little different to the current Galaxy S III: it has a repositioned camera, a new glossy exterior and... little else. Of course, it remains to be seen if this leak is accurate — but we don't have long to wait before we find out.

[52Samsung via SammyHub via Engadget]

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