An image claiming to be of the new Samsung Galaxy S IV has been leaked online. The image shows only minor cosmetic differences to the Galaxy S III. SamMobile.com, that posted the picture, claimed it originated from an insider at Samsung, but could not confirm the specifications of the device or any further details.
According to the Telegraph, a major change shown on the leaked image is the absence of physical buttons from the front of the device and a taller screen. The photo is the first purported image of Samsung's next iPhone-challenger, the successor to last year's best-selling Galaxy S III.
Samsung became the top selling phone handset maker in the world in 2012, with sales of the Galaxy range of smartphones leading the companies net profit up 91% year-on-year at the end of its third quarter, the paper said.
Over the course of the year Samsung added two new phones to the Galaxy S line, the S III and S III mini. According to the paper, the Galaxy S III sold more than 30 million handsets in just seven months.