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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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Valokuvaaja4 years, 6 months ago
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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

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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

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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
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ANTUTU
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GEEKBENCH 2
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BENCHMARK PI
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LINPACK (RUN MULTI – THREAD MODE)
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SUNSPIDER 0.9.1
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VELLAMO
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HTML 5 TEST
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GLBENCHMARK 2.5 EGYPT (1080p Off - Screen)
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GLBENCHMARK 2.7 T-Rex (1080p Off - Screen)
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BASEMARK X
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3D MARK (ICE STORM EXTREME)
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Below Some Synthetic Benchmarks (Model 3G -Exynos 5 Octa Chipset):
QUADRANT
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GLBENCHMARK 2.5 EGYPT (1080p Off - Screen)
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mriley4 years, 6 months ago
First Videos posted:
CNET Introduction of the s4
Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on
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Away4 years, 6 months ago
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.
false_morel4 years, 6 months ago
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..
Away4 years, 6 months ago

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.
Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago
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 Visit forum to view images 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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mriley4 years, 6 months ago
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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justus3334 years, 6 months ago
And im so happy I just bought the Note 2! Best device ever! Even the S4 seems a lame copy....
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago
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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Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago
Put all the Samsung phones next each other and people will say,which one is which Visit forum to view images
echo.shane4 years, 6 months ago
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.
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago
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
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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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Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago
Yeah unlike Sony who never release their phones to all carriers in places like the US
echo.shane4 years, 6 months ago

On 2013-03-15 01:56:00, Sean72 wrote:
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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
>5004 years, 6 months ago

On 2013-03-15 01:51:30, Tsepz_GP wrote:
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?

Handsome? Inspired by a pebble like the s3? Extremely bland and uninspiring imho. Nothing on the XZ or the One, and I dont even like the look of the One that much.
You talk as if a bigger camera sensor, battery and screen weigh kg's Obviously with new tech, and keeping the plastic body, allows for a lighter weight.
4.2.2 for a phone launching late April is to be expected. Not from Samsung, but all manufacturers. If the XZ doesnt have the update by then, well, you win this round
GSMArena was also impressed with the iPhone 5 and other iterations before it, but, I wasnt. Whats your point?

Moving on, sure this has a couple better hardware components, but, is it really that much more 'powerful' XZ/HTC One. I dont know what people do with their phones but all 3 are very capable handsets and will handle most tasks thrown at them. The software features Samsung are now introducing, well, I wont comment further on them. Doesnt interest me in the least.
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Away4 years, 6 months ago
What is the obsession with the ergonomics? It's as if people think ergonomics is the only reason to get a phone. Besides, I think the Xperia T has better ergonomics than the s3.
And anyone that says that the s4 wins in ergonomics is just crazy. The ZL has that one on lock, sorry. No manufacturer will be able to get close before next year.
Sony phones don't really look alike, it's just that the wallpaper is the same - details finer than that are distinguishably different. With Samsung...What finer details?
Now can a few more people see what I was talking about before the announcement when I was saying Samsung was going downhill?
Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago
I thought they might have put in a battery as large as the Note 2 though. It's not that much larger than the HTC One battery. For me i don't get the fascination with skinny thin phones. I would rather allow for bigger battery but obviously not making the phone too fat
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago
Yep, personally hoped for a 3000mAh battery, the GS3 has an extended 3000mAh battery pack by Samsung and it doesn't make it at all much thicker.
Guess the gigantic batteries shall be found in the Note series.
NOW, what I want to know is what DAC is in this beast??? Please be Wolfson again, its what makes the S3 a great phone for audiophiles!
Can't wait to see which of its new SW features us GS3/Note2 users will get in 4.2 the updated Nature UX looks great, glad they got rid of the black notification bar.

WRT the new features eating battery, if they have done as great a job in making them effecient as they did in the ones in GS3 and Note2 then it'll be fine, I tend to forget I have them on on my GS3 until they kick in e.g. when smart rotation or smart stay kick in.

EDIT: How interesting that Samsung have thrown in a IR Blaster whilest one of its competitors did so in one flagship but not the other and also a Cinemagraph type app.
The Exynos version also offers LTE, just like the i9305 GS3, glad we're getting that version instead of the Qualcomm one
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Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago
Think HTC is kinda panicking


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rikken4 years, 6 months ago
Sammy is the one pushing technology forward with all the new sw features, Smart-Stay, new sensors like temperatur and humidity, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro and barometer. Health service (supports sensors to measure blood pressure, blood sugar and more). Camera erase function and add a photo taken by the front camera and more........ A lot of people might find these new features insignificant but a few years back the same people wondered why do we need GPS on a phone.....
To me this phone looks great and I am sure it will be a pleasure to use. My next one
rikken4 years, 6 months ago
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>5004 years, 6 months ago

On 2013-03-15 02:35:39, Tsepz_GP wrote:
glad we're getting that version instead of the Qualcomm one

Some would argue against that. Modding community definitely favours the Qualcomm chips.
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago
I'm not into modding and I no longer do custom ROMs as Samsung's TouchWiz these days tends to offer a lot more than any custom ROM and stock Android. I was once tempted to try Slim Bean but then realised I'd lose a number of valuable functions like Multi-view mulititasking, multi item clipboard, S Memo + S Planner widgets, Reject list, etc...and the insane stability of TouchWiz, its just so robust.
Exynos chips are also always more powerful, especially when it comes to GPU, and more effecient than the Qualcomm chips, if Samsung had switched completely to Qualcomm I'd probably start looking into the next iPhone.
admad4 years, 6 months ago
Judging by the samples so far, the camera is really good on SIV. It's so much crisper than what Z can offer... And I wouldn't be surprised if the camera sensor in SIV was produced by Sony, to make the irony even better
razec4 years, 6 months ago
http://blog.gsmarena.com/htcs[....]he-fire-against-the-galaxy-s4/
first it was Apple, then Microsoft, now HTC... geez I don't get it, these so called company top brasses are acting like 5y/o kids, it didn't used to be like this before, are those people online gamers? what the heck's with all these trash talks. It's extremely disappointing
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago

On 2013-03-15 10:46:23, razec wrote:
http://blog.gsmarena.com/htcs[....]he-fire-against-the-galaxy-s4/
first it was Apple, then Microsoft, now HTC... geez I don't get it, these so called company top brasses are acting like 5y/o kids, it didn't used to be like this before, are those people online gamers? what the heck's with all these trash talks. It's extremely disappointing

It's a damn shame, they are clearly feeling very threatened. Samsung's marketing budget alone will probably be more than HTC's earnings for the year, that on its own will have them worried, same with Sony, whom I wouldn't be surprised if they do the same, this is what comes with being a dominant player these days, loads of critics, loyal fans and a whole lot of hate form competitors.
If Samsung were able to handle a $1billion loss (which has now been cut by 450mill) to Apple, they can handle a few jealous OEMs who are about half their size. I like how LG went about the GS4 announcement, they basically did to Samsung what Samsung had done to Apple around the iPhone5 launch very nice yet smart at the same time.
Luca-S4 years, 6 months ago
Well,now Samsung isn't ahead,techwise,anymore.
Same cheap look,more gimmicks called "future functions" and same amoled sh*t.
HTC,Sony and even LG have a chance now.
Tsepz_GP4 years, 6 months ago
And the good news just keeps rolling in, seems us GS3/Note2 users and POSSIBLY GS2 and Note users are in for a treat: http://www.pocketdroid.net/al[....]+Pocketdroid+%28Pocketdroid%29
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razec4 years, 6 months ago
perhaps Samsung has plans for an SIV based Galaxy Camera, now that's what I'd call innovation
Though seriously S4 needs a fresher design

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