Samsung Galaxy S4 Unveiling Review: Impressive Specs and New Features

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
March 15, 2013|9:10 am

This Samsung Galaxy S4 was finally unveiled by the company at yesterday's Mobile "Unpacked" event in New York City and just to review: this device trumps anything currently available in the market.

Many of the rumored specifications were dead on, including the 5-inch display with 441 ppi. However, rumors of Samsung switching to LCD were incorrect, as the device still packs a Super AMOLED.

The Galaxy S4 will come in two colors at launch: Black Mist and White Frost. It also has LTE and HSPA+ connectivity.

Other rumored specs such as the 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and Android 4.2.2 JellyBean are also featured on the Galaxy S4.

Various tech outlets were correct in predicting that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S4 with two different processors. The device will with feature the new 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core chip or 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm, depending on the market.

The hardware really was not the main star at the unveiling. The Galaxy S4 will also come with several new software perks. The first of these being "Drama Shot," which allows users to take 100 pictures in 4 seconds along with another feature called "Dual-Camera," that allows users to use both the front and back camera at the same time while making a video and video chatting.

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S Voice also received some updates for its driving mode. While on the road, fonts on S Voice will be bigger and the assistant will have a clearer voice when talking. S Voice drive will have more text-to-speech function and better third party apps to help users avoid looking at their phone while on the road.

The Galaxy S4 will also feature the rumored eye tracking technology so the device will automatically perform tasks based on where the user's eyes are.

The smartphone will come in three different memory capacities including 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Samsung announced that it will be available in 155 countries on 327 mobile carriers by the end of April.

 

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