The past couple of weeks saw the rumor mills working overtime to present significant insights with respect to Samsung’s next flagship model. As days passed by, there were a plethora of leaks, speculations in reference to the Galaxy S4. Now, currently these tidings have been laid to rest with the official unveiling of the device. At a global launch in the New York City, this next-generation flagship Smartphone was revealed officially by Samsung and it is expected to be launched in April with all the four major U.S. carriers.
The Smartphone with impressive hardware specifications is a fascinating innovation in the current Smartphone market. With a slight increase in screen size from 4.8” to 5”, this disclosure comes with a 1080p display at 441 pixels per inch (compared to iPhone 5’s 326 ppi) The screen is a Full HD Super AMOLED one. There is 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 processor resident on the international-version of the device along with the presence of 2GB of RAM providing substantial power on the device.
Additionally, the device constitutes a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera(720p recording), Wi-Fi, LTE, IR Blaster, NFC, and improved 2600mAh battery amongst the other specifications. A micro SD slot for expanded storage is available in further addition to the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variations.
There are several other features added in the device and the Smartphone is running on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Some of the features include a facilitation of a navigation app called S Voice Drive which is found similar in functionality to how Siri and Apple Maps work. There is also addition of some new camera modes and a translation app almost similar to Google Translate. Another peculiar characteristic is in the form of Air Gestures which aids the user in flicking through photos or previewing them without even touching the handset.
Another interesting gimmick is the Camera software been updated and now can feature the facility of picture-in-picture modes for stills and video, dubbed Dual Shot and Dual Recording thus acting as a superior advantage with the resultant 13-Megapixel camera. Also, the assistance of a new Eraser Shot feature will help the user in easily removing the distracting objects from the background of images.
One more top notch ingredient is the employing of Eye Recognition software with the Galaxy S4. This will act as a trait by which the user can scroll through a homepage if the user is looking at the handset. There are a plethora of other features that present their arrival with the Smartphone. These idiosyncrasies include several attributes. Some of them are that a pedometer is made available for fitness tracking, a feature called Group Play, another trait called as Samsung hub for storing videos, books, games etc. The S4 drive feature gives the users hands-free access to calls, messages, music, maps and weather while driving. Therefore these are some of the wonderful elements that present the individuality of the device.
So far there has been no word dished out with respect to the pricing of the device, but the Smartphone will be made available on 26th April. The devices will be shipped in both black (Black Mist) and white (White Frost) colors.