Friday, March 15, 2013

Galaxy S4 Presented in New York

 As you have already heard dear readership from other news sources and blogs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been presented at the Samsung Unpacked in New York yesterday! Of course, the device is not yet ready to hit the stores and we can expect it to begin shipping by the end of April. It is very possible that retailers will begin accepting preorders soon and local carriers are already arranging everything. But what about the phone itself? 

 What are people who were at the event saying about Samsung's latest flagship? Well, it seems that opinions are split - some are loving the new phone, while others say that it wasn't such a huge step from the S3.

 The official specs:

Design and Body:
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight:  130 g (4.59 oz)
  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection:  Corning Gorilla Glass 
  • User Interface: TouchWiz UI

 The Hardware Overview:
  • Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5410
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2600 mAh
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
 Camera Features:
  • Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
  • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video recording
  • Secondary: Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
 Major features:

  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
 Other features:
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
  • Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • Radio: TBD
  • Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Colors: White Frost & Black Mist
  • Extra charging: Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • Cloud Storage: Dropbox (50 GB storage)
 Audio Settings:
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones 
  • Loudspeaker: Yes 
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

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