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With the Galaxy S IV launching tomorrow, it seems like Samsung is unable to stunt the flow of the internet leak machine (unlike last year): more Galaxy S IV case designs have shown up on the web today, and these ones seem to match up with some of the more convincing leaks we've seen thus far.

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The new cases bear a striking resemblance in shape and camera / speaker / port layout to the leaked Chinese photos of what is allegedly a Galaxy S IV. Samsung's own teaser image also has the same basic silhouette.

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While there's no way to be certain until tomorrow, the leaked Chinese photos are looking more and more to be the real deal - sounds like the S IV won't be getting a major stylistic refresh this time around. From a business standpoint, that makes some sense, as Samsung probably wants this new device to evoke its most successful smartphone to date. It's also logical from a product development standpoint. Like many tech companies (such as Apple and Intel), Samsung may be setting itself up for a "tick-TOCK" release cycle, with major overhauls coming every two years, and a more incremental release in-between. Screenshots suggests the software won't be undergoing any major aesthetic changes, either.

We'll be finding out if that's the case soon enough.

Thanks, Steve Sy.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Megamaster2

    Don't be Apple. You can do better Samsung! We love innovation and change, and new ideas are always good. The HTC One is beautiful. Add a camera button, or a kickstand onto the phone and set it apart from the 3. And don't go for 5 inches. 4.7 is my comfortable limit!

    • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

      At least give us front facing speakers...

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      upvoted for kickstand!

  • http://twitter.com/kumprise Ivan Petković

    "Samsung probably wants this new device to evoke its most successful most smartphone to date" - very likely. Tomorow everyone's gonna be "meh" - in 2 months they'll sell millions. Again.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      You have inadvertently alerted me to a typo. Thanks.

  • Bon K

    That dude's hand is awfully small, or the phone is huge!
    I don't have a large hand, but if I hold my phone (N4) where he is holding my thumb reaches the top of the phone. I know S4 is probably larger than N4, but can't be by that much.

    • Lalit Mali

      They're pictures from China. His hands are small ;)

  • Steve Sy

    Thanks, AP

  • http://twitter.com/Michael11191412 Michael Marsh

    This is nothing but more bs. I'm nit sure if anyone else has noticed, but there was a supposed leak of the S4 with the flash placed at the left of the camera. I'll wait until the official unpacking, thank you very much.

  • itznfb

    So no one is going to mention the fact that the official teaser from Samsung has the logo as the speaker grill and all of the leaks do not....?