Mar 14 AT 7:17 PM Dustin Earley 30 Comments

Samsung reveals Galaxy S 4

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After months of rumors, leaks and anticipation, Samsung has just officially announced the the Galaxy S 4 (in a bizarre, epic broadway style show). The Galaxy S 4 trumps the S III in every way imaginable. It’s thinner, sturdier, has beefier specs and a ton of software enhancements that will differentiate it from other handsets on the market.

The full spec rundown looks like this:

  • Network – 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)
  • Display – 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor (depending on the market)
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 13 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • Video codecs include – MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC
  • Audio codecs include – MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
  • GPS / GLONASS
  • NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
  • IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
  • Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
  • Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
  • 16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2,600 mAh

As for Samsung’s special software enhancements:

  • Camera features include – Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call, Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports
  • Additional features include – Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games, Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice Drive, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX (B2B only)

The Galaxy S 4 will launch around the globe, in Q2 2013. Be on the lookout for a ton of Galaxy S 4 info coming tonight, including some in-depth looks at Samsung’s special software.

Source: Samsung

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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