Hi-Res Pics and Video Leak of Galaxy S4 Floating Touch, Smart Pause, Specs & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    SPOILER ALERT! Late last night a slew of hi-res pics and a video leaked of the new Samsung Galaxy SIV flagship that will be revealed later today. The pics reveal a host of specs, which we will share below with the pics. The video above shows off the rumored Floating Touch, Smart Pause and touch-free browser navigation that might be the rumores Smart Scroll feature. First, here's a spec breakdown of the i9502,
    • 1080p 4.99-inch display with an embossed home key and cross-hatch textured plastic back cover
    • Exynos 5410 is a 1.8GHz 8-core CPU unit (with included PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU)
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16GB ROM storage with a microSD expansion slot
    • Weighs in at 138g and measures 7.7mm thick
    • 2600mAh battery
    As you can see, the rumored Exynos 5 with PowerVT SGX 544MP3 GPU is present. This is the Chinese version, so we still haven't been able to confirm if the U.S. version will be getting the Exynos 5 Octa-core or the rumored Snapdragon 600. It looks like we will still have to wait on the full reveal in New York tonight. Here's one of the hi-res pics of the device,

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    Because there were several pics and videos and we don't want to spam the front page with a stupid long article, here's a link to our thread over at GalaxyS4Forums.net with the rest of the pics and videos: Samsung Galaxy S IV Leaked Features Videos and Pics on the Eve of Launch

    Source: Engadget & Phandroid
     
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    Looks just like the SIII :/

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    So you're going to have a bunch of wasted bottom bezel to make room for a capacitive key, and then only have 1 key? As someone who uses home, back and search keys all the time that is a massive fail. Either go all software keys, or at least 3 (preferably 4) capacitive keys.

    Or maybe the other keys are there and just no embossed or as noticeable.
     
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    it was rumored to be front facing speakers, i suppose that is still possible. they should have done that if they havent
     
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    Ehhh, not sure how I feel about front-facing speakers. Normally I would listen to audio thru my BT headset, and at home I would probably add a premium speaker to a dock or something.

    I only care about that as far as a speakerphone, and I'm not sure how front-facing speakers would improve that (volume is usually not the problem on my end, it's clarity and feedback for the caller on the other end).
     
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    As I look closer at the bottom, seems like I can see some sort of sensor/lights to the left and right of the home key. Probably for the floating-touch and touch-free sensors. I'm not going to be the guinea-pig for that tech. Strikes me as something I wouldn't want or use, and that being the case that's pretty valuable real estate wasted for me.

    Granted, maybe no phone can be all things to all people.
     
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    Front facing speakers are so underestimated. I can't tell you how many times on a phone or tablet I've had the volume blaring out of the back of the device, annoying everyone on the other side of the phone, just so I could barely (if at all) hear a video clip I'm trying to hear or show to a friend.

    Underaddressed feature.

    The floating point and look detection seems gimmicky, like the JB face unlock that seemed so awesome at first.
     
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    It WOULD have to be a lot of times to justify sacrificing the real estate. I've rarely had the need, and honestly feel it's almost completely unnecessary.
     
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    this a million times
     
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