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Samsung Galaxy S4 Lands in New York

Posted: March 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Samsung, Smartphone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S4 Lands in New York

galaxy-s4-event-launch-nyc-2013There was no mystery surrounding Samsung’s launch today, S4 S4 S4…

It’s serious no surprise, Samsung glued itself to the script, opened the curtains and let its latest flagship, the Galaxy S4 fly.

At first glance Samsung has stuck closely to it’s recent form, Galaxy S4 has a similar shell to its predecessor, the Galaxy S III. The most notable differences are a larger screen – 5-inch 1080p next vs S3’s 4.8-inch 720p) – a much thinner build, it’s around eight percent thinner than the Galaxy S3, a an increased bling factor, I want this phone!

The S4 will ship in two different models (depending on region). One version totes an octa-core – yep, that’s eight cores – processor: Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa CPU, clocked at 1.6 GHz.

And the lesser version, sports a 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm. The phone is chunked-up with 2 GB of RAM, it’ll be sold in three variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, ooh… and it’s got an improved 13-mega-pixel camera ::::

The rumours around the S4’s Smart-Scroll turned out to be legit … almost.

It will supposedly scroll web pages and emails when you reach the bottom, however the technology is based on facial recognition and wrist movement,  NOT eye movement.

The S4 features a few other facial tracking features, including Smart Pause – which cleverly pauses a watched video when you look away – and resumes playback when you look back.

The S4 has several new camera software features. Dual Camera combines video or images from the front and back cameras, under a variety of templates. Also included is Drama Shot, which takes bursts of shots and combines them automatically into a collage. The Sound & Shot feature adds  – wait for it – sound clips to still photos.

S$ is running Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI layered on top. Samsung hasn’t yet announced pricing or specific release info, but it says that the handset will ship globally mid-2013.

To see how Samsung’s new handset stacks up to its arch rival, check: GizMag’s Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 comparison.



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