See that photo above? That’s the first alleged “real” sighting of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Acquired from an “insider at Samsung” by SamMobile, it’s the clearest alleged look at the rumoured Android handset thus far, though the source was unable to provide any further details concerning the handsets design and features.
If the real deal, the photo suggests that Samsung have finally dropped the physical Home button that has been a staple of all Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets so far.
Indeed, though the device does look very similar to the design of the Galaxy S3, the slightly elongated screen suggests that a touch-sensitive onscreen Home button could be on the way. It’s something that Google have urged Android handset manufacturers to embrace since the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich.
We’ll take the image with a pinch of salt right now, as it wouldn’t be difficult to fake such a shot, but all the potential changes spotted here are at least credible ones.
For more on the Samsung Galaxy S4, visit our Samsung Galaxy S4 rumour round-up: Specs, release date, features post.
By Gerald Lynch | January 4th, 2013