you’re a fan or not, Samsung showed everyone why it’s a true player in the mobile industry yesterday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The new Galaxy S4 looks very similar in design to the S3, adds new hardware features
and many more software features than ever before. It will come in both white and black color options, and is set to launch in Q2 of 2014 on all 4 major US carriers.
- Android: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: Samsung Octa 5 processor OR Qualcomm Snapdragon, depending on the region.
- Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB models, microSD expandable to 64GB
- Display: 5” Full HD Super AMOLED 441+ ppi
- System Memory: 2GB of RAM
- Battery: 2600 mAh
- Main Camera: 13MP autofocus, with 1080p recording
- Front Camera: 2MP front facing
- Misc: Infrared emitter (for remote apps)
The new Galaxy S4 is improved by adding a 2600mAh battery. As a result, it is a little thicker than its predecessor, with its body measuring at 7.9mm. Yet holding the Samsung phone you couldn’t tell the difference. It supports every frequency around the world and come in three different options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All the models listed will also support expandable memory up to 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy S4 display is a 5-inch Full Supper HD AMOLED that holds 441 ppi. It’s currently the most advanced screen edging out the HTC Droid DNA (440 ppi) and Sony Xperia Z.
- Air View / Air Gesture: Enables you to interact with the device without touching the screen. Very similar to S Pen on the Note 2 but you use your finger.
- S Health: Tracks your steps, stairs climbed, and your food intake and estimate calories consumed/burned.
- Smart Pause / Smart Scroll: smart pause automatically pauses a video you’re playing when you look away. Smart scroll allows you to tilt the phone up and down to scroll using the accelerometer.
- S Translator: Translates both voice and text instantly in 9 different languages. It also integrates into email, chat, and SMS.
With the S Translator, when a user speaks an English phrase into it, the S4 will convert
it into French, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese. Conversely, if the user speaks Spanish or another language into the phone, it can show as English text on the display. According to Samsung, there are over 3,000 useful sentences built in the phone.
If you want to share your music with other Galaxy S4 users, all you need to do it to tap your phone with the other’s, and the tunes will be instantly transferred.
The Galaxy S4 also equipped with health software that can track your heart rate, body fat, and other life signs for your fitness profile.
Will Samsung catch Apple? Probably not. But the company is make moves o keep pace of
Apple by its expanding marketing push and vastly growing customer awareness. For those who are ready to make the jump to the next “cool” phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to fit their requirement very well.