Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 phone is seen during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013Reuters

It's been only a couple of days since Samsung Galaxy S4 'Google Edition' went on sale in the US. Now, a snapshot has been leaked online showing the Galaxy S4(GE) running on the yet-to-be released Android v4.3 Jelly OS.

Samsung community website SamMobile today released a couple of screen shots - one featuring the Galaxy S4 (GT-19505) running on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (build number: JWR66N.S005.130625) OS and the other showing a new camera app interface.

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On 26 June, search engine giant Google listed Samsung Galaxy S4 'Google Edition' with pure Android stock v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS exclusively for the US region with a price tag of $649.00 (₹38,550). The new variant will have the same physical form as of the original Galaxy S4 which was launched earlier this year.

However, the presence of stock Android OS in the new Galaxy S4 variant will make the smartphone lose the Samsung's TouchWiz Nature v2.0 interface and a number of smart camera features such as Air View, Air Gesture, Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and many other innovative features seen on the original Samsung Galaxy S4.  

On the bright side, the new smartphone will have more free memory space close to 12.65GB, more than 3GB of free storage compared to 9.10GB available in the first Galaxy S4 version.  

Another advantage of Galaxy S4-GE is that the smartphone will be the first to get the OS upgrade among other Android smartphones in the industry.  

SamMobile sources have reportedly confirmed that the new Jelly Bean version 4.3 version is most likely to get released next monthfor Galaxy S4 Google Edition. However, there are no reports of when the new OS update will be made availabe for other handsets.

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