Samsung Galaxy S4 details have been reveled during the event announcement held a few hours ago.
The smartphone in question is clearly based off of the design from Samsung Galaxy S3, not surprising considering it sold over 100 million devices in 2012. The S4′s screen is now 5 inches (still Super AMOLED). It’s not a too big difference from the S3.
The fourth iteration is also more streamlined and with a better quality feel. If you held back from buying the S3 due to it’s plastic feel, this phone might actually be for you. Mashable reports that the S4 is lighter, but also of higher quality.
Going back to the screen of the S4 we see that they’ve upgraded the resolution from 1280X720 to 1920X1080. With the Super AMOLED screen, this means the display features a 441ppi resolution.
It all depends on the market, but the phone either comes with 1.9Ghz quad-core processor or a 1.6 octa-core processor. Furthermore the phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. S4 comes with 2GB worth of RAM, along with 16, 32 or 64 GB configurations depending on what phone you pick. There’s also a possibility to utilize a MicroSD card.
Samsung Galaxy S4′s camera is impressive!
The most exciting part of the S4 is the camera. In addition to the rear-facing camera, which is at 13-megapixel, the front-facing camera is coming in at 2-megapixel. According to Samsung, these two cameras can be used together in a mode called “Dual Camera”. The mode allows both cameras to be used as you record and take photos simultaneously.
Users can also choose how you want the cameras to ’interact’ with each other. For instance, you can choose to have second camera overlay the main camera or use it in a true side-by-side mode. This mode is also cool since it allows users to make video calls, showing off what they’re seeing without having to switch camera positions. The S4′s camera now also features different shooting modes depending on the different shots you might take. There’s still more, the camera allows you to shoot via something called Drama Shot. Basically you will be able to create your own animated GIFs.
You can also create Story Albums based on your GEO-tagged information. It’s like a virtual reminder of a road trip or an event. You can also order physical prints from the devices as well.
The S4 comes with a whole wide range of apps and various software features. One feature, called Air View, will allow users to hover their finger over the app to see a preview of the content before you switch screens.
Air Gestures is another cool thing that allows you to use an almost Kinect-like option to make calls and navigate the phone. You’re not actually touching the phone. Smart Pause and Smart Scroll are two other features implemented by Samsung. The Smart Pause allows you to pause the videos in an app when you turn away, and resume when you return. This function is enabled by facial recognition. Smart Scroll allows you to scroll through browsers and email without touching the phone. It once again uses face movements and wrist gestures to determine when to scroll.
The phone will start going on sale in April and onward. In North America you can get the phone on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Cricket. The price has yet to be determined.