Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors: release date, specs, design concepts and more

A teaser video for Samsung’s next flagship device was revealed this week.

The video tells the story of a kid called Jeremy who has the privilege to take a look inside the box containing the Galaxy S4.

A picture of an AnTuTu benchmark was posted by Android developer Faryaab Sheikh on his Twitter page.

The image demonstrated the presence of an Exynos 5410 quad-core 1.8GHz processor, a 5-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean among others.

SamMobile and tech blog GSM Israel posted several screenshots in which some functions of the S4 were revealed.

The leaks reveal that the bar at the top of the screen is now transparent and the icons have slightly changed.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mockups were created by online retailer Expansys, showing a device with no physical button below the screen.

Designer Martin Hajek used his talent to create a concept of the S4 inspired from the design of its predecessor for the site GottaBeMobile.

The New York Times reported that the handset will come with “Eye Scroll” technology, a system for scrolling a page by tracking the eye movement, and “Eye Pause,” a function that pauses the video when the camera detects that the user’s head turns away.

Citing an insider, SamMobile reported the Galaxy S4 will benefit from a new screen made from AMOLED material called “green PHOLED” that will make it 25% more efficient.

The camera will benefit from a new feature called the Samsung Orb that will allow 360 degree photo capturing, similar to Google’s Photosphere software.

In an interview with CNET, Y.H. Lee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, confirmed the company’s design and plastic choice for their upcoming device.

Lee argued that a plastic chassis is easily manufactured and supports the requirements of a strong industrial production and its flexibility ensures a better shock resistance.