Samsung mystery device tipped as GALAXY S 4 prototype

April 22, 2013
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We saw images of an unknown Samsung device surface last week. And well, it looks like those images have since been proven inaccurate. The image, which can be seen below, was originally posted by @evleaks with word that it was using Samsung's new design guidelines. As it turns out, the handset was not new and it was actually a prototype.

According to details coming from SamMobile, the Samsung device that was pictured last week was actually a never-released prototype for the GALAXY S 4. Specifically, it was of a developer prototype for the GALAXY S 4. These latest set of details are coming by way of an insider who just so happens to have the phone.

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To back up this claim, said developer shared an image of the handset they happen to have. The developer shared image is sitting just above and based on comparison of the two images, they do appear to be the same device. Basically, this is just to say that while the web tends to trust @evleaks, there is always good reason to take leaks and rumors with a bit of skepticism.

Interestingly enough, looking at the top images and it appears as if this prototype GALAXY S 4 had an S Pen slot on the bottom. Previous leaks aside though, as the GALAXY S 4 has been shown off officially, there isn't much reason left to speculate over this image. Still, we we cannot help but wonder what the crowd reaction would have been had Samsung actually released the GALAXY S 4 looking like what you see above.

[via SamMobile]


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  • bagginsfrodo17

    It is a prototype/ developer edition Galaxy Note 2. Not that I could verify it but I have handled one back around August of last year.