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Samsung Galaxy S IV photos, video reportedly leaked online

Samsung is expected to announce its next flagship smartphone this week, but there are allegedly a handful of photos and a video that is already making rounds on the Internet.

Earlier this week, Chinese Samsung fans forum 52 Samsung posted photos and a video of what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. According to the blog ExtremeTech, the phone looks like a version of the Galaxy S phone with a 5-inch display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and Android 4.2.1.

The specs aren't too far removed from the current rumors, which suggest the new smartphone will have a 4.99-inch display with 1080p resolution, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and Google's mobile operating system Android 4.2.2.

A video was also posted to YouTube that shows what looks like a Samsung phone that has been opened. The video's creator is shown using the phone's camera, attempting to make a call and navigating through menus.

Samsung posted a photo to Facebook and Twitter to tease the press event Thursday with a caption saying, "The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun."

Samsung is holding a press event in New York City on March 14 and is widely expected to announce its next-generation smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S IV.

Samsung launched the original Galaxy S in March 2010. The smartphone is widely considered to be one of Apple iPhone's biggest competitors. The most recent iteration of the mobile phone, the Galaxy S III, was released in May 2012.

In January, Samsung reported that over 100 million Galaxy S smartphones have sold worldwide.

Watch the video of what could be Samsung's next smartphone:

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