[News] Samsung debuts the Galaxy S4

Photo courtesy of Droid-Life

The waiting is over – Samsung’s even on March 13th officially announced their newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4.  While it isn’t available on any carriers just yet, here are the official specs, direct from Sammy:

  • Processor: 1.9GHz Quad-core processor or 1.6GHz Octa-core processor (depending on global region)
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM and 16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory expandable through SDcard slot
  • Display: 5″ full-HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, with 441 ppi
  • Connections: Hexaband LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR controller
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Ships with Android 4.2.2
The Galaxy S4 has a larger screen than its predecessor, while still managing to come in thinner and lighter.  From early reports, this true HD screen looks incredible with vivid rich colors and amazing sharpness and clarity.  This is sure to be a huge selling point with fans of Samsung.
Some other interesting points – the device will carry two different processors depending on region.  The report is that the U.S. will carry the quad-core Snapdragon processor, while the international version of the device will feature the newest Samsung power plant, the so-called Octa core processor.  The device was also shown running the latest version of Android, 4.2.2.  This is something of surprise, but a pleasant one.  Samsung has skinned Android with its own proprietary TouchWiz skin, but this was expected.
What’s not known at this point – release date and pricing.  The “second quarter 2013” is all that was given.  But since April is right around the corner, its likely the device will launch sooner rather than later.  And since the device sports almost every cellular band known to man, its likely that every major carrier will feature the Galaxy S4 before the end of next month.  Yes, including Verizon (hard as that might be to believe)
Is anyone making the Galaxy S4 their next phone?
*Source:  Droid-LifeBGR

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