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Samsung lifts the curtain on the Galaxy S4

By March 18, 2013 December 5th, 2017 One Comment

After weeks of rampant speculation and eager anticipation, Samsung has finally revealed its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Fans of Samsung devices will not be disappointed, as the handset is expected to become one of the hottest smartphones of 2013. Let’s take a look at some of its key new features.


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Glorious high definition
The S4 boasts a beautiful high-definition screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The S4 also features an impressive 441 pixels per inch, meaning users will be able to enjoy streaming video and the latest mobile games in gorgeous clarity.

Under the hood
Although the screen size and pixel density impressed many experts at the device’s launch event, what’s behind the sleek, glossy exterior is perhaps even more noteworthy. The S4 comes with 2GB of RAM, a feature only rivaled by RIM’s Blackberry Z10 and Google’s flagship Nexus 4. The new device is certainly no slouch when it comes to its hard drive, either, as the S4 features 16GB of storage space as standard, with 32GB and 64GB options available.

The S4’s processor also deserves a mention. There will be two different versions of the S4 – one with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Fusion Pro processor and one with the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa system chip. The Exynos 5 Octa runs at 1.6GHz, faster than all other comparable smartphones on the market, while the Qualcomm chip clocks in at an incredible 1.9GHz, setting the standard for future devices.

Samsung’s latest phone also boasts a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and plenty of new camera features, significantly outpacing other smartphone cameras and making the S4 an ideal choice for amateur shutterbugs.

New innovations
So, the S4 looks great and certainly packs a punch in terms of its specifications, but the phone’s special features are what really set the device apart from the crowd during this week’s launch event. Leaked videos that surfaced on the web prior to the launch turned out to have been the real McCoy, as the S4 does indeed feature an innovative new Smart Pause function that tracks users’ eye movements using an optical sensor. When the device detects that the user has looked away from the screen, any streaming video playing on the phone will pause automatically.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in April. Will you be getting one?

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