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Samsung's next GALAXY smartphone launch is being shrouded in Apple-like security

Samsung is very hush-hush when it comes to the GALAXY successor, almost Apple-like

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 18, 2012 08:30 pm CDT - 1 min, 8 secs reading time

Samsung's next GALAXY phone is shrouded in so much secrecy, it's now being compared to Apple's paranoia-like state of hiding its next-gen products. But, it's for a good reason, Samsung probably knows their next GALAXY phone will be the biggest competitor to Apple's unreleased new iPhone, and doesn't want anyone getting the jump on them.

Samsung's next GALAXY smartphone launch is being shrouded in Apple-like security |

A news tip to The Verge has said that the test units are being put in generic enclosures that disguise the look of the smartphone for field testing. One of these examples was spotted by Gizmodo in Brazil (pictured above) and is reportedly "not even close" to the final look. It's also being reported that none of the photos or renders to-date have been accurate, said The Verge's insider. This insider also added that the final name wasn't available, which we already knew.

They also said that it should sport a 12-megapixel camera, but this is not verifiable. Disguises might not be new, but the lack of leaks is. This is new territory for the once not-camera-shy Samsung, where they usually have leaks months in advance, and leave the official release for the confirming of the final details of the product itself. We also had a no-show at the Mobile World Congress in February, which was weird, but Samsung are probably saving all of the surprises for their May 3 event.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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