With Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy S IV set to debut Thursday evening, the dam has finally broken. The slow trickle of leaked photos is now a river, and the highest quality images we’ve seen so far have been published by Chinese gadget blog IT168. While we likely already know nearly everything there is to know about the Galaxy S IV, these new photos show the handset’s sleek design in sharp detail, leaving nothing to the imagination. Samsung’s Galaxy S IV is expected to feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an eight-core Exynos processor or a quad-core Snapdragon chipset depending on region, up to 64GB of storage, 2GB or RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. BGR will be on hand reporting live when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S IV Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. EDT, but in the meantime, several additional high-quality photos of the new smartphone follow below.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.