Yesterday we reported that the Samsung Galaxy IV, successor to the wildly popular Galaxy S III, is rumored for a March 15 unveiling, a few days earlier than the previously rumored March 22 date. Now it looks like some images taken with the Galaxy S IV’s camera have found their way online, and while they’re not the most exciting or sharp images we’ve ever seen, they’re certainly worth noting, especially in light of the rumored unveiling next month.
Back on January 27, a user agent profile showed a full HD AT&T smartphone that was believed to be the Galaxy S IV handset. The smartphone spotted in the UAProf was named Samsung SGH-l337, and had, among other things, a 4.99-inch 1920 x 1080 440 PPI display. A handset by the same name, along with a couple others that are unknown, have been taking some random (and blurry) images and posting them online.
The EXIF data from the images indicate that both an US-bound version destined for AT&T and international versions, including one for Korea, were used to take the leaked images. The images, sadly, don’t point to the high-resolution 13-megapixel that has been rumored on the Galaxy S IV, with all the images being smaller in resolution. Whether that is due to a smaller sensor than believed or someone playing with the image settings is unknown.
Of course, there is a lot of speculation at this point, and nothing has been confirmed on any sort of official level. Still, all the information is pointing towards these being taken with Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, and they are following in line with the timeline we’re hearing about when the Galaxy S IV will be announced.