Samsung Stays Secretive With Its First Galaxy S IV Teaser Video


Now that Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S IV will be revealed in a grand event in New York on March 14, mobile nerds only have one mystery to mull over — what is the damn thing going to look like? Well, Samsung isn’t telling just yet, but it has seen fit to release the first in a series of strange teaser videos for its newest flagship handset.

The clip stars a young lad who, for reasons beyond comprehension, has been entrusted with a carefully packaged Galaxy S IV to tote around in broad daylight — expect the little guy to pop up at the official launch event in just over a week.

Sadly, any of you hoping against hope that Samsung would deign to give us any new info on the GSIV will be very disappointed. All the video really reveals is that the device will fit comfortably inside a 1 ft x 1 ft cube, and that it’s potentially as radiant as, well, whatever was in Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase all those years ago.

The rumored spec sheet paints a slightly more sober portrait of the device — the Galaxy S IV is expected to pack a 4.99-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, one of Samsung’s newfangled Exynos Octa chipsets, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. It’s hardly a shock, but all those components will be reportedly shoved into another largely plastic chassis (or so says storied Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin, who correctly called the March 14 unveiling date). At this point Samsung is one of the last big Android device players that hasn’t yet unveiled its 2013 flagship phone and that’s probably just the way they like it, but we’ll soon see how devices like HTC’s One, Sony’s Xperia Z, and LG’s Optimus G Pro will fare on the market after Samsung drops its bomb later this month.