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It seems like just yesterday we were debating the legitimacy of a somewhat fishy photo leak from a Chinese forum and wondering what the deal was with that Jeremy kid and the glowing box. Oh, wait, that was today.

Well, in a somewhat unexpected turn of events, Samsung Mobile US has just shared what, presumably, is an image of the upcoming Galaxy SIV, shrouded in shadows and backed by bokeh. While getting a glimpse at an unannounced device is always an unexpected treat, this isn't the first time Samsung has let loose with shadowy depictions of hot new gadgets. Remember the lead-up to the Galaxy Nexus launch?

So what else does the image divulge? Not a lot. The aforementioned shadow covers just about every part of the mystery device except the very corner and, of course, the Samsung logo. The general shape of the device seems to line up with the 55samsung "leak," but that's about all we've got. Without further ado, here's one corner of what is probably the next Galaxy S phone.

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Source: Samsung Mobile USA Twitter, Facebook

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dopos Stanislav Psenicica

    the one on chinese forum had earpiece speaker, this one doesn't?

    • dss

      Thats what I was thinking.... no speaker

      • Caden Bloxham

        Yeah, this is a little interesting. I wonder if they just rendered this image for the ad, or if we can't see it. Otherwise, looks like standard volume rocker on the left. Hm.

        Time will tell.

        • Jays2Kings

          It would be pretty cool if it had a bone conduction speaker.

        • Blah blah blah ha

          I think the samsung logo itself might be the speaker. Which in my opinion, would be pretty damn cool.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I'm fairly confident that this image is just a render based on the real deal. That said, it could have a speaker that's simply obscured by the huge shadow blocking out the rest of the device.

      • Tommy Thompson

        Its the S3. It fits perfectly http://i.imgur.com/TPqigPi.jpg

        • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

          So, it might be Galaxy S III"S"?

          • Tommy Thompson

            No. They just used the S3 image, removed bits and put a shadow. You really think they would show you what the actual device looks like a few days before the actual announcement???

          • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

            I do.

          • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

            We will see :)

          • Tommy Thompson

            Yes we will. :)

          • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

            They did it with the Galaxy Nexus, just before its Unpacked "Google Episode" announcement, so I wouldn't be totally surprised. The S3 match is really suspicious though. I suppose all will be revealed soon.

          • Larizard

            This makes perfect sense.

            Except we already know what the S3 looks like. Why tease something from last year?

        • poosh2010

          could it possibly be that alongside the s4, they're going to announce a new galaxy player (styled after the s3)?? hence no grill/camera/sensors etc.

        • srgio123

          Do you have the S3?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

    YOU BLEW IT, JEREMY.

  • Athishay

    Please please please please please don't let it look like the S3!

    • Ray

      Agree! But if the photo is anything to go by, it's going to look fairly similar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

      Agreed! I hated what they did to my Note... I still hate - and will never buy - the Note 2. Especially the back, it's just so. damn. slippery

      • fixxmyhead

        i didnt know the note 2 back was made of butter -____-

        dont u know how to hold a phone? or are u handicapped?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

    Fake. That's definitely the Galaxy S III in some sort of shell.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's the Xperia J in a shell.

    • Renato Almeida

      i agree... its just a tease..

    • haroonazeem638

      I agree too. I took this picture and photoshopped it...applied it on a galaxy S3 and it fits perfectly except the front facing camera and the earpiece speaker.

  • LTame

    Looks like someone stole the speaker from Galaxy S3.

  • James Adamson

    And we all shall be mind blown by this photo in a few days, whether it is the same design or not.

  • Andy

    it better be made of something better than plastic

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I wouldn't hold my breath.

      • Freak4Dell

        Exactly...not a chance. Not only did an exec already confirm they'll be using plastic until we all die from the plastic fumes, but come on...it's Samsung. Nobody should expect anything but plastic from Samsung.

  • GragonV

    Gbye SS
    Especially when there's been already a review about the HTC One :X
    http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/1298431/htc-one/2
    And it's great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=71107975 Michael Alexander Wright

    The SAMSUNG logo IS the speaker grill.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      mind = blown

  • Michael Plastina

    The new phone will be made of the old pope.

  • Chris Brown

    yawn..

    • Stylus_XL

      Exhausted from beating up your girlfriend?

  • procoder

    there is lot of bezel on side its not S4..

  • Larizard

    A new feature: no earpiece. So you don't have to look stupid talking to yourself. Thus, you won't be able to make calls on the next Galaxy,

  • turb0wned

    Hey look! Its the Samsung Galaxy S4s!

  • jimmysmalia

    some of you people write in a way that indicates your wish of this phone being nothing like the S3 (i am ccounting myself in). Unfortunately everything that we have at the moment goes towards a S3 lool alike S4. Unfortunately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhikurve Abhi Kurve

    I'm hoping that Sammy's just playing upon the rumors of the latest leaked Chinese variant and they'll unveil something different and "Beautiful" - as Jeremy says in the video!

  • Andrew

    If it does indeed look like the S3 then I'll definitely be keeping away from it. The S3 is a horrible looking phone imo (speaking as someone who loves their S2). As far as I know, Samsung have never been known to tease an image of something that turned out to be a fake, so I guess they're content to rahash the same 20 almost-identical phones they've released over the last year.

    Guess I'll either be going for the next Nexus or the HTC One.

  • qu4ttro

    Well if thats it, HTC One is probably gonna be my next phone.

  • alexxx

    Disgusting same design as the s3, lol, they try and pull an iPhone with this slob.Hello HTC One.

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