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Posted: 2013-03-15 01:00
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Samsung today announced the Galaxy S4. A 5-inch Android smartphone with LTE, 1.9 GHz quad-core CPU or 1.6 GHz octa-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 announced

We all knew that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy S 4 at the Unpacking event taking place this evening. We have read countless rumours, photo leaks and even video reviews of this new flagship model from Samsung.

Most of the specifications we published two weeks ago turned out to be the real thing. The Galaxy S4 will be available in at least two version. One with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHZ and one version with a octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. The display is 5-inch Super AMOLED and internal storage is 16, 32 or 64 GB. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered device has 2 GB of RAM. It will record Full HD 1080p videos. Still photos are captured with the 13 megapixel main camera, or the 2.1 megapixel front camera.

 

One interesting thing for the business and enterprise uses is the Knox security feature. Knox separates the phone in a personal space and a work space. A company can for example sync all data on the work space and at the same time have no access to the personal space. 

Some of the new features are: Smart pause - video pausing when eyes are move away from the screen. S health - calorie counter. New sensors: temperature and humidity in addition to the older Accelerometer, RGB  light, digital compass, proximity, gyro and barometer. S-translator text-to-speech and speech-to-text from and to over 6 languages. Camera has an eraser function which will remove unwanted objects from a photo. The dual shot will create pictures by adding a thumbnail photo captured by the front camera to the larger photo captured with the main camera. 

 

Samsung Galaxy S 4 highlights

  • Size: 136.6 x 69.8 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 130 gram
  • 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Networks
    • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    • HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    • LTE: up to 6 different bands sets
  • 13 megapixel camera, autofocus, flash, zero shutter lag. Dual shot
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • 1080p video capture
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • NFC
  • IR LED
  • MHL
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage. Expandable with microSD card
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2600 mAh battery

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Technichal Specifications Digital Camera Galaxy S IV:

* Optical Assembly: Largan Precision Optics (31mm in 35mm equiv.)
* Construction Lens: 5 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.2
* Focal Length: 4.20mm
* Focus Range: 7 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 50 - 2000
* Shutter Speed: Min - (1/14s) / Max - (1/10000s)
* Image Stabilization: Yes (Digital)
* Features Digital Camera: Touch Focus - Face Detection - Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR And Geo - Tagging
* Flash: Led (3rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 2,5 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 3rd Generation)
* ISP: Fujitsu M10MO (Model 4G) And Samsung Exynos FIMC-IS (Model 3G)
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY IMX091PQ (Model 4G) And CMOS BSI SONY IMX135 (Model 3G)
* Format: 1/3.06"
* Surface: (4.80 x 3.60mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 4208 x 3120 - 13.12 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 4128 x 3096 For (4:3) Or 4128 x 2322 For (16:9)
* Other Features: Dual Shot And Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording





Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Galaxy S IV:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 17 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 128 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: Yes (Single Led 3rd Generation)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Digital Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus





Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Galaxy S IV:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens
* Construction Lens: 4 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.4
* Focal Length: 1.85mm
* Sensor: CMOS BSI SAMSUNG S5K6B2YX03
* Format: 1/6"
* Surface: (2.40 mm x 1.80 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.34 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 1920 x 1088

Below Some Synthetic Benchmarks (Model 4G -Snapdragon 600 Chipset):

QUADRANT



ANTUTU



GEEKBENCH 2



BENCHMARK PI



LINPACK (RUN MULTI – THREAD MODE)



SUNSPIDER 0.9.1



BROWSERMARK 2.0



VELLAMO



HTML 5 TEST



GLBENCHMARK 2.5 EGYPT (1080p Off - Screen)



GLBENCHMARK 2.7 T-Rex (1080p Off - Screen)



EPIC CITADEL



BASEMARK X



3D MARK (ICE STORM)



3D MARK (ICE STORM EXTREME)




Below Some Synthetic Benchmarks (Model 3G -Exynos 5 Octa Chipset):

QUADRANT



ANTUTU



GEEKBENCH 2



SUNSPIDER 1.0



BROWSERMARK 2.0



VELLAMO



HTML5 TEST



GLBENCHMARK 2.5 EGYPT (1080p Off - Screen)



GLBENCHMARK 2.7 T-Rex (1080p Off - Screen)



EPIC CITADEL



BASEMARK X



3D MARK (ICE STORM)



3D MARK (ICE STORM EXTREME)


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Posted: 2013-03-15 01:19
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First Videos posted:

CNET Introduction of the s4

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on
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This is exactly what I mean. The s4 is good and all, but it's not what the s2 was vs all the other smartphones. It's too early to say, because it's obvious the note series is Samsung's priority in terms of tech now, but Samsung are running out of ideas.
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It seems Samsung even wants to imitate Apple with lame upgrades!

This phone couldn't be of a lamer upgrade than this!
The whole show was extremely annoying with all that dancing and BS that went on and on, and all just to announce a minimal incremental upgrade hardware=wise, and a bunch of gimmicky software features at best!

Ridiculous to say the least.
To me, the Xperia Z is the best Droid for this year! And it's not that good given this 2013 we're in and some new innovations were expected..
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On 2013-03-15 01:24:25, false_morel wrote:
It seems Samsung even wants to imitate Apple with lame upgrades!

This phone couldn't be of a lamer upgrade than this!
The whole show was extremely annoying with all that dancing and BS that went on and on, and all just to announce a minimal incremental upgrade hardware=wise, and a bunch of gimmicky software features at best!

Ridiculous to say the least.
To me, the Xperia Z is the best Droid for this year! And it's not that good given this 2013 we're in and some new innovations were expected..


Completely agree.

Just like last year, so many hopeful rumours - just this year it's an even bigger let-down.

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OK things i like are the beautiful screen looks way better than the GS3 & Note 2. Camera features are great too with cool things you can do with it. But apart from that hate the design again and waving your hand up and down the display to scroll. Hmmm you'd look a bit silly in public I cannot imagine ever using that feature and it looked a little awkward too. I just prefer to use the touch screen. Sometimes Samsung phones try to do too much at once alot of battery draining gimmicks. Nice things about it but when i seen it first time on a video it didn't make my jaw drop. The dual video recording LG already did that in the G Pro

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The presentation was awful
The only real difference is the screen, same old boring design...
I'll be looking more closely at the HTC One

Best video Ive seen so far
Hands-on demo of the galaxy S4
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And im so happy I just bought the Note 2! Best device ever! Even the S4 seems a lame copy....
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It's a handsome thing looks less feminine than the S3 whilest keeping the predecessor's great ergonomics.

Great work by Samsung, it manages to bring a huge 5inch display, great capacity 2600mAh battery, bigger camera sensor and so on yet STILL manages to be smaller and lighter than the GS3:

Incredible stuff.

Icing on the cake? As usual with Samsung, it comes with the very latest, Android4.2.2 out-the-box.

GSMArena also seems thoroughly impressed

Seems Samsung have done it again, ....Z and One what?
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Put all the Samsung phones next each other and people will say,which one is which
Phone?? What phone??
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So after reading the specs of the highly anticipating Galaxy s4 i was like "THAT'S ALL?" But what else can i say other than that is the result of having to rely on other companies for innovation. I can believe Samsung ran out of ideas. What an embarrassment.
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Sean, I was a bit thrown off when the GS3, Note2 and GS4 were put next to each other for a second, but I noticed the S4 is a bit more narrow.

I'm so glad they have made it lighter its going to be great to have a 5inch device that is so lite, thin and narrower than most 5inch phones, THAT is how Samsung is going to win over customers, this will probably be the most palm friendly phone with a screen at over 4.5inchs.


Galaxy S4 will hit 327 carriers in 155 countries, rollout starts in April



Few companies can do it like Samsung, which definitely possesses the capacity. The latest Samsung flagship will launch at the end of April and go on to hit 327 carriers in 155 countries.


Now Samsung is just showing off! Some OEMs haven't even got half that many countries at release, Samsung have their distribution game on lock!

http://www.gsmarena.com/the_g[....]155_end_of_april-news-5704.php
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Yeah unlike Sony who never release their phones to all carriers in places like the US
Phone?? What phone??
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On 2013-03-15 01:56:00, Sean72 wrote:
Put all the Samsung phones next each other and people will say,which one is which



sony is in the same path the the t, v, j, s, sl, tl, t, z, zl and so on. its getting annoying because they all look alike and sound alike. sony is my company but they need to stop it
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