The long awaited and much talked about ‘the next big thing’ has been officially introduced. Samsung finally made official the Galaxy S4 during a very anticipated show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Overall, comparing the phone to its predecessor Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has made minor improvements in terms of fashion and design, but on the other hand, made a massive step forward with the hardware and software solutions. What makes us happy the most that almost all of the rumors and speculations about new Galaxy turned out to be true. Yay!
Samsung Galaxy S4 – The Next Big Thing
The new Samsung’s flagship smartphone comes equipped with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED touch screen that even works with gloves on. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with improved damage and scratch resistance and reduced scratch visibility. The handset measures 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm) and weights 5.12 ounces (130 grams). It will be available in Black Mist and White Frost.
Depending on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be powered by 1.6 GHz octa-core processor or 1.9 GHz quad-core processor supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM. The handset will be available with 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage aimed with expandable memory card slot that is compatible with microSD cards up to 64 GB.
The Galaxy S4 sports two cameras that both at the same time can record videos and shoot pictures thanks to Dual Shot and Dual Record features. In the front you can find 2 MP front camera and in the back 13 megapixel shooter with LED flash. Both cameras offer 1080p Full HD video recording. Other camera features include Sound & Shot, which allows to add audio to a still image. Drama Shot lets you merge a burst of images into a single image. Cinema Photo creates GIFs right on the device. The Story Album feature can be used to create albums, order prints or publish online.
In terms of connectivity and communication, the smartphone offers 4G LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps up to 6 different band sets, 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with mobile hotspot support, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, infrared LED for remote control features, GPS, GLONASS and micro USB port. Also the device offers MHL 2.0 to connect the phone to HDTVs and other home entertainment devices, plus IR Blaster for controlling TVs and other home theater gear.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out the box, which according to the manufacturer, delivers “totally new and upgraded user experience”. The phone is powered with strong 2,600 mAH removable battery.
Well, what do you think? Is Galaxy S4 better over the recently announced HTC One?
more info: Samsung