A Chinese forum that shared pictures of an alleged Samsung Galaxy S 4 on Monday now has video of the phone in use. Samsung hasn’t yet officially announced its new flagship phone but is expected to do so on Thursday this week. The phone in the video, found by Sammy Hub, has two SIM card slots, so if this is the Galaxy S 4, it’s likely a variant for certain overseas markets. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show off any new software features expected in the Galaxy S 4.
Assuming this is what Samsung’s new phone will look like, some may be disappointed because it uses the same form and design cues found in the Galaxy Note 2 and last year’s S 3 handset. I still believe that won’t hurt sales — if there aren’t any major physical changes in the new phone, that is — because Samsung is adding useful features on top of Android that competing handsets simply don’t have: eye-tracking to keep the display on when in use and two apps running on the display simultaneously, for example.
If this is the Galaxy S 4 hardware, and has the expected internals and Samsung software features, are you interested or is the same ol’ design just that: old?