So this is our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 on video, supposedly. The short clip gives us silent walk around the device, showing off what appears to be a handset that borrows heavily from the design of the Galaxy S3 before it. A bit too much, if you ask us.
The look of the phone doesn’t do much to get us excited about what Samsung has in store for Thursday. Sure, the rumored specs — quad-core Exynos Octa 5, 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera — are worthy of awe, we just hope Samsung has done a bit more with the design. In other words, we have our fingers crossed that this Chinese (dual-SIM) version of the phone isn’t representative of the one that will launch in other regions.
That might just be wishful thinking. Previous leaks and a tease from Samsung themselves back up what we are seeing here: a slight retooling of the Galaxy S3 design language. Here’s hoping Samsung can offer us something impressive beyond the look and feel of the hardware.