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Pictures of Samsung Galaxy S4 cases surfaced on a U.K. smartphone site this week.
The site, known as mobilefun.co.uk, claims to have received these leaked cases from Chinese suppliers who appear to know enough about the device to begin making accessories for it.
Judging from the look of the cases, the smartphone will have either a 4.99-inch or 5-inch display which will most likely be at 1080p Full HD resolution. The cases also indicate that its camera will be mounted in the middle and the device will also have rear speaker on the side of the camera. The headphone jack and lock button are located at the upper right, while the volume buttons are located on the left side. The micro USB is at the bottom.
The Galaxy S4 is also rumored to be featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset instead of the Exynos 5 Octa it was originally expected to use for power.
This rumor was taken from a South Korean media site that stated that Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa-core chipsets would consume too much power and generate too much heat if used to power the company's next flagship smartphone.
There are certain advantages to running the Qualcomm quad-core processer such as its baseband radio that has the ability to cover most of the world's networks. The processor has also showed up in recent benchmarks for the Galaxy S4.
A device that could be the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 showed up in a benchmark report last week.
The smartphone in the benchmark features a 1.9GHz Qualcomm processor paired with Adreno 320. This would also contradict some of the recent rumors which point to the device having the latest Exynos 5 chip. Surprisingly, the device is not running the latest build of Android and there is word that the Verizon model will not launch until May. The device was originally expected to make its debut at this year's Mobile World Congress.