Samsung has announced the new Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone . It sports a high resolution 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and is powered by an Octacore (8-cores) 1.6GHz processor . It is loaded with the latest Android version 4.2.2 OS and loads of Samsung's applications . It also sports a high quality 13MP rear Auto Focus camera with Flash and Zero Shutter lag and a 2MP front camera with Full HD video recording . On design front , it is quite slim (7.9mm only) and is slimmer than its predecessor , the Samsung Galaxy S3 . It is a business ready smartphone as it comes pre-loaded with the various business standard applications like the new Samsung KNOX - a mobile security app for the enterprise , S Travel (Trip Advisor) , etc . .
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mobile Key Features:
- 5 inch Super AMOLED Display
- World´s first Full HD Super AMOLED display
- Octacore (8-cores) 1.6GHz processor
- High quality Camera - 13MP Rear, 2MP Front
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ , NFC Connectivity
- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Slim and premium build
Samsung Galaxy S4 Unique features (Apps) :
- Dual Video Call or Dual Video - Simultaneously use both Rear (13MP) and Front (2MP) Cameras - place yourself in a group photo while shooting it or show your surroundings with the rear camera while on a video call via the front camera
- Sound & Shot feature: Every picture you take on the Samsung GALAXY S4 can come with sound (up to 9 seconds of audio)
- Drama Shot - It lets you take a series of pictures of any moving subject and puts them together - so you can see the detailed action that´s seamlessly merged into one very dynamic photo.
- Smart Pause/Smart Scroll - Based on Smart Stay to sense when you are looking at the display screen to auto scrolling up and down , pause/resume videos based on eyes movement
- Air View/Air Gesture: `Air View´ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With `Air Gesture´, you can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand.
- Group Play - Instantly Transfer/View/Play Games , documents, multimedia content on other Samsung Galaxy S4 phone
- S-Voice Drive - Voice based assistant while driving
- S-Health - Track (not measure) your workouts, diet , weight, BP,Glucose levels
- Temperature and Humidity sensors - In-built sensors to know the current temperature/humidity of your surroundings
- S-Translate - Translates voice and text, also integrated with the e-mail and messaging app
- Samsung Optical Reader - Automatically recognize text, business card or QR code information
- Samsung WatchON - Use your phone as an IR remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box, DVD player and even air conditioner
Samsung Galaxy S4 Price in India : unavailble . Available now .
Comparison with the competitors
Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Apple iPhone 5 Vs HTC One Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs Nokia Lumia 910 Vs BlackBerry Z10
Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories
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Samsung S Band
- 10m Waterproof design
- Record your steps, calories burned and distance
- Works with S-Health 2.0 App
- Check your Sleep Efficiency
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Samsung S View Cover
- Smart Flip cover
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Samsung Game Pad
- One touch Bluetooth pairing
- Full control with Optimised buttons
- Remote control function
- 4-inch to 6.3inch screen size available
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Samsung Wireless Charging Pad Cover
- Cordless Charging solution
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Samsung Flip Cover
- Uniquely designed for Samsung Galaxy S4
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- Classic Premium Pouch from Samsung
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Samsung Protective Cover Plus
- Complete protection for Samsung Galaxy S4
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- Compact ergonomic design
- Two speakers in each headphone
- Balanced sound with full frequency range
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Samsung Extra Battery Kit
- When charging is not an option
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Heart Rate Monitor[/caption]
- Real time Heart Rate Monitor
- Control your Exercise intensity
- Works with Running Mate App
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Samsung Body Scale
- Measures weight and send it to Galaxy S4 via Bluetooth
- Check your weight history
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S 4 - A Life Companion for a richer, simpler and fuller life
March 14, 2013
GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world togetherNew York, USA, March 14, 2013 - Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together.
Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY S 4 was developed to redefine the way we live and to maximize our fulfillment of life. This sleek and innovative smartphone makes every moment of life very meaningful; it understands the value of relationships, enabling true connections with friends and family. It believes in the importance of an effortless user experience, making your life easy and hassle-free; and, it empowers your life, helping take care of your well-being.
The beauty of the phone is the highly crafted design encompassing a larger screen size and battery, minimized bezel; all housed in a light (130g) and slim (7.9mm) shape. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is slimmer yet stronger, with less to hold yet more to see. It has come up with simply unreal beauty. At launch, two color options will be available - Black Mist and White Frost; with a variety of additional color options to follow later this year.
"With the GALAXY S 4, Samsung is again going to enhance the way we live," said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. "All the innovative features of GALAXY S 4 were developed based on the insights and needs we found from our consumers all around the world. Following the successful GALAXY S series, this phone is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. At Samsung we´ll never stop pursuing innovation conceived by people, so we can inspire them in return."
Meaningful Moments - Gives Greater Enjoyment
A rich life is one that´s filled with meaningful moments and the GALAXY S 4 captures and shares those special moments. The GALAXY S 4 has the world´s first Full HD Super AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its 5-inch large screen has 441ppi for stunning viewing quality. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 also utilizes Corning´s new Gorilla® Glass 3*, making it a durable travel companion for all of life´s adventures.
Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S 4 also boasts a `Dual Camera´function that allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras. When capturing moments, users can choose from a variety of frame effects which blend the two pictures naturally and also adjust the size of the small picture inside the big one. Users can select 8 different ways to combine the two photos taken by the front camera and the rear camera. At the same time, the `Dual Video Call´ function enables you to make and receive a video call with friends and family while showing what you are looking at during the call.
The camera functionality extends beyond Dual Camera, as the device is also equipped with 12 outstanding shooting modes including `Drama Shot´, which allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and `Sound & Shot´, which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken so those special moments are captured in the truest form imaginable, exactly as they happened.
These meaningful moments can also now automatically be stored in a photo album, with the new `Story Album´ function. Photos taken by the GALAXY S 4 are automatically gathered and sorted out according to your timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to create a photo album. These unique story albums can be ordered and delivered as an offline photo album through a new partnership with Blurb*, so you can keep those precious moments safe to look at and share time and time again.
True Connections - Brings People Together
Samsung GALAXY S 4 enables true connections with the people in our lives. It is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user - it makes the most of our relationships allowing us to easily share and experience many of life´s pleasures together with family and friends, wherever you are.
With its `Group Play´ function, users can enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without even requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. This innovative feature enables users to connect directly with others to share, play and co-create content and entertainment instantly. Its `Share Music´ option allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere.
The GALAXY S 4 brings all people closer together by breaking down language barriers. It makes international travel a joy, with `S Translator´ which provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, text message and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech to text and text to speech and ensures that you can rely on the correct information whilst abroad.
The GALAXY S 4 supports HSPA+42 Mbps and 4G LTE which means wherever you are in the world, you can rely on perfect connectivity. Especially, the LTE version supports up to 6 different band sets which allows it to function in most LTE coverage areas as well as enabling global LTE roaming. Furthermore, TDD/FDD LTE Dual Mode version will be introduced later this year.
Effortless Experience - Makes Things More Convenient
In today´s world, we are all looking for smart ways to make life easier and less stressful. The GALAXY S 4 ensures that tasks are effortless with innovative features that detect your face, voice and motions to enable screen control with no need for finger touch activation.
`Samsung Smart Pause´ enables you to control the screen by where you look. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away then it starts right up again when you are back. `Samsung Smart Scroll´ allows you to scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen. It recognizes your face looking at the screen and movement of your wrist and then scroll the pages up or down accordingly.
`Air View´ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With `Air Gesture´, you can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand.
With `S VoiceTM Drive´ you can activate commands via voice control for optimization when driving. Once connected with a car Bluetooth, the phone automatically turns into driving mode converting text to speech so you can easily and safely check messages with no need to look at the screen.
`Samsung Optical Reader´ makes life yet more effortless, by automatically recognizing text, a business card or QR code information, and providing useful functions such as translation, call, text message and search.
At home, using `Samsung WatchON´, the GALAXY S 4 will transform into an IR remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box, DVD player and even air conditioner. In addition, you can enjoy various content including live TV, cable TV and VOD based on the rich information provided by EPG (Electronic Program Guide).
Empowered Living - Takes Care Of Your Health and Quality of Life
The GALAXY S 4 empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information using the new `S Health´ software. The combination of sensors built within the device systematically and automatically monitors your health, surroundings and so much more to help improve your quality of life. Also, users can easily check their health conditions using food diary, exercise diary and sleep monitor to stay fit and healthy. (Certain functions are enabled by specific accessories.)
To further protect your wellbeing, `Samsung Adapt Display´ provides an optimal viewing experience, customized for each type of application, and `Samsung Adapt Sound´ offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user, to make the most out of life.
Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available from Q2 globally including US, partnering with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as US Cellular and Cricket. In Europe, Samsung GALAXY S 4 is partnering with global mobile operators such as Deutsche Telecom, EE, H3G, Orange, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Telefonica, and Vodafone.