Samsung tweets first picture of the Galaxy S4

Galaxy S4 TeaserFollowing yesterday’s leaked pictures of a device said to be the Galaxy S4, comes the first official picture of the phone, directly from Samsung Mobile’s official Twitter account. Don’t get overly excited though, as it’s another of those teaser images which shows only a tiny part of the device, with the rest shrouded in darkness.

While it lacks explicit detail, it does give us a good idea of what the overall shape of the new phone will be, and baring any unsightly bulges not pictured, it’s probably going to be very close to the Galaxy S3. Samsung spent some time perfecting the S3′s look, in part to ensure the finished product didn’t look like the Apple iPhone, so it’s not much of a surprise if it stays with the basic shape for this generation too.

Aside from this, the picture does little except make us more excited for the launch event this Thursday. We’re expecting the phone to have a larger screen than the Galaxy S2, perhaps measuring 4.99-inches, and to have a 1080p resolution, just like the recently released Sony Xperia Z. Samsung’s new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor could be powering the phone, and it’ll almost certainly run Google Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung has planned a big launch event in Times Square, New York on March 14, and it’ll be live streamed on YouTube for all of us not in the city to enjoy. The only trouble is, it’s at 7pm local time, which is 11pm at night in the UK, so only the dedicated will be up and about to watch it.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars