Samsung Galaxy S IV hands-on video leaked

Galaxy S IV smartphone shown off in YouTube video

A teaser image of the Galaxy S IV, which Samsung published overnight.

A teaser image of the Galaxy S IV, which Samsung published overnight.

A video posted on YouTube shows hands-on with Samsung Galaxy S IV smartphone.

We're just two days away from the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch and as if there hasn't been enough leaked information, now we have a hands-on video showing the smartphone. It appears to be from the same user which posted leaked photos yesterday.

While the production of the video is amateur - it's filmed in portrait mode for starters - we get to see the battery being put in, rear cover clicked into place and the Galaxy S IV booted up.

We then get to see some parts of the Samsung Galaxy S IV's TouchWiz user interface including the camera, homescreen, dialler, app menu and settings. What is slightly strange about the Galaxy S IV in the video is that it has a white rear cover but a black front facia.

The text accompanying the video simply says: "This is a Chinese Carrier Version, supports Dual SIM, similar to the Galaxy Note II Chinese version."

Before you get too excited, the device shown in the video is believed to be a test prototype of the Galaxy S IV for Chinese mobile network Unicom. The model number shown is GT-I9502 rather than GT-I9005. So this version might not be the final model for China, let alone the rest of the world.

It's worth pointing out, though, that the design and shape of this handset matches very closes that of the Galaxy S IV teaser image which Samsung posted on Twitter. It looks surprisingly like a bigger version of the Galaxy S III.

Bizarrely, the video seems to have some kind of promotional video for Apple's iPad mini in the background which can be heard over the microphone.

Samsung will finally put all the rumours and speculation in the past when it announces the Galaxy S IV on Thursday, 14 March (Friday 15 March Australian time).

The leaked video can be viewed below.

Ross Catanzariti contributed to this report

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