Yesterday’s leaked Galaxy S4 render revealed as fake

We can all breathe a sigh of relief: the leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 render from yesterday has been exposed as a fake, albeit an unintentional one. The image was designed as a placeholder by the Expansys team to use on GS4 landing page. After finding its way to the usually reliable @evleaks Twitter handle, the image was posted online as a purported first look at the upcoming Samsung flagship’s final design.

While it once again puts us back in the dark as to the Galaxy S4’s appearance, the silver lining is that the rather bland picture presented as the phone is not representative of the real deal. It leaves some room for a much more interesting look, rather than the simple Galaxy Note-esque stylings seen in the render.

Looks like we might be waiting until March 14th and Samsung official announcement to get our real first look at the highly-anticipated Galaxy S4.

[via DroidDog]

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TAGS: Samsung Galaxy S4

  • DavidVarghese

    And this is a surprise to anyone?

    • SAberdroid610

      Exactly! haha a certain Sherlock phrase comes to mind….

      • Manbo

        Elementary my dear Watson?

        oooooooooooh… I see what you did there. >_>

    • Tommy Thompson

      Chris was pretty sure it was real because of Evleaks track record…

      • DavidVarghese

        Well, Evleaks did release a few actual pictures of devices and leaked ads that turned out to be true, but with any leaked info, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

        • Tommy Thompson

          especially when the render is as bad as the render given this time lol

      • Chris Chavez

        We talked about this forever on Twitter — I never ONCE said I was sure it was real. In fact, I though it looked super weird (“cartoony”were my exact words).

        I just thought it was silly to say anything from Evleaks is 100% “fake,” (like some people were doing) given their track record.

        In my video, in my post, I tried to reiterate this time and time again: Evleaks has a high accuracy for leaks and no one can be “certain” of a leak in either direction. It’s always a possibility.

        • Tommy Thompson


          • Chris Chavez


          • Manbo

            Whoa whoa whoa. We need to settle this like men.

            *whispers hoarsely* Thunderdome.

        • Tommy Thompson

          You said it was cartoony, but also said there was no reason to doubt Evleaks because of their track record.

    • barondebxl

      Exactly. Only idiots thought that it was the real deal.

  • supremekizzle

    You don’t say…

  • joe


  • James

    What’s the rush. Its a phone. It will look like a phone.

    • Dan Main

      Yeah, a rectangle with rounded corners, that may or may not have the following:
      a bezel
      1 or 2 cameras
      a logo.

      say what you will, all smart phones have the same basic shape and design.

      • 9Johnnyn9ne9

        Wow i didn’t know that, thanks for the info

  • Steve

    The only thing I hope that is true about this render is the lack of physical keys, a la Nexus 4, I think that’d be really nice.

  • t3chdzyn

    This is a surprise why? If that was an official render, they would’ve done more than use a system font to ID it.

    • Chris Chavez

      Or actually brand the device with “Samsung.”

  • Darren

    So glad. I really hope they dont do such boxy corners.

  • Alec Smith

    Nooo! :( I was excited one of their phones were finally going to look cool!

    • Chris Chavez

      There’s still hope!

  • Jordan Caviness

    No sh!t sherlocks!

  • Uriah Romero

    I wasn’t surprised to know that this was a fake rendering; it looks too much like the SII and Note. I am still looking forward to seeing what Samsung puts into their new phones on the 14th, such as a better camera and a 1080p display which I’m most exited for. I like to catch my shows on my phone during the commute to and from work at DISH, since it takes a bit of time. I do this using the DISH Anywhere app on my phone, which lets me stream wherever I go, so it’d be great to catch my shows on a higher resolution display.

  • Tony Lai

    This is so obvious to be fake and ppl still believe it, wth?

  • simpleas

    Why anyone would think for a second that that is the real thing is over me…

  • Cory Skelton

    I really want the GS4 to retain the “pebbled” design or whatever they call it. A lot of people don’t like it, but it makes the GS3 sexier IMO and I love the look it gives the phone from various angles. Anyhoo, if they’re just going to make it look like an uglier Note I might not get the Galaxy as much as I’m wanting it.


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  • henk

    Well big suprise, but that doesn’t make them less interesting. found some other good looking renders on this site.