Is this the Samsung Galaxy S IV?

Leaked images of what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV have surfaced on a Chinese forum

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S IV? (Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S IV? (Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)

Leaked images of what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV have surfaced on a Chinese forum, suggesting that the device will retain a similar look to its predecessor.

Published on Chinese forum 52Samsung.com, the images show a smartphone with the model number GT-I9502. The model variant leaked is believed to be a dual-SIM version specifically for the Chinese market.

(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)
(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)

While its unknown whether the leaked photos are legitimate, the images show a device that has a similar design to Samsung's Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones.

The phone appears to have a new pattern etched into the glossy plastic that adorns the front and back, while the side shows a brushed aluminium-style look.

(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)
(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)

Curiously, two of the images show results from the Antutu benchmark app. The device in the images runs the latest version of Android, 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. It also has a full HD 1080p display, though the size of the screen isn't mentioned.

(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)
(Image credit: bbs.52samsung.com)

The Galaxy S IV hasn't officially been announced yet but will be unveiled on Thursday 14 March (Friday 15 March, Australian time) at a press event in New York.

Do you think this is the Samsung Galaxy S IV? Are you impressed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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