Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy S4 and we’ll tell you everything there is to know about the device, leaving the theatrics at the door – that’s right, Samsung, that Galaxy S4 introduction was definitely strange.
What’s important is that the Galaxy S4 is here, and ready to launch in 155 countries at the end of April. In what follows we’re going to tell you everything there is to know about the device, from specs to new software features to launch details and pricing.
From the get-go it’s important to notice that while the Galaxy S4 has some interesting hardware under the hood, Samsung actually focused more on the new software features that will be found on top of the Google’s Jelly Bean – and yes, we can say that this time around we had a pretty good idea of what the Galaxy S4 would offer both in terms of specs but also new features.
We’ll certainly get to review the screen performance, the battery life, the processor’s efficiency in great detail in the future. Meanwhile we’re just going to list the full specs for the handset, reminding you once again that the leaks were almost right on the money:
Yes, the Galaxy S4 will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box with TouchWiz on top, but Samsung is packing a lot of other features of its own inside the phone. Here’s they are, briefly explained:
In addition to the S band S Health accessory we mentioned earlier you should know that the Galaxy S4 will have a variety of other accessories including cases and covers. You can expect Flip Covers in a variety of colors, but also a new S View Cover that has an opening which will let you see the screen and control the phone even while it’s mostly covered by the rest of the case.
Also worth mentioning is that the Galaxy S4 will work with gloves on, without requiring any special gloves to let you control the display in winter.
As we have already told you, the Galaxy S4 should hit a variety of markets in late April. The handset will ship in 155 countries, from 327 carriers, but Samsung was not willing to actually reveal any exact launch dates.
Furthermore, the phone doesn’t have an official price yet, but we can tell you it will ship in three capacity versions (16GB/32GB/64GB) and two color options (black and white) initially.
We’ll be back with more details about the Galaxy S4’s launch once we have release dates for various markets.
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Can You Post The BenchMarks Of hTC One,Samsung Galaxy s4 And Xperia Z
All scores in AnTuTu’s top ten are sgs4′s. Nuff said? :)
For me it’s looks like a SII and an SIII combined with upgraded stats
lol what a surprise. looks the same.
So what! Iphones haven’t changed hardly a bit, and wouldn’t change at all, if it wasn’t for Android.
but have you seen samsung ad that forked apple for having same design , and look now they are doing the same thing.
I wouldn’t compare how similar this is to the S3 is to how similar the 4S is to the 5. This is actually a lot more different it’s just that Samsung and Android fans have come to expect drastic changes so when they keep the basic gist of the design style we start screaming “It’s exactly the same.” Apple fans have come to expect the same thing year after year so when the tiniest change happens it is revolutionary.
the industry isn’t like that anymore. the galaxy s4 mentality is software over hardware. the phone looks like the galaxy s3 that was a huge success. .. and always somebody comes along “it looks the exact same *pushes glasses up on nose* “
Does it have photo sphere
WHY ARE THE US VERSIONS ALWAYS WORSE than the rest of the world’s? They had to change the GPU on this one too. And this time it isn’t like the S III THe US version had a extra gig of ram. Now there are no more advantages with the US. It just sucks. (yes I know “apparently” Samsung CPU’s “don’t” work well with LTE)
Pretty sure the 600 will out bench mark the “octa”
I guess current benchmark tests are not able to properly test the new Octacore CPU.. its a combination of 2 different CPUs which is completely new. In real life and everyday usage the new Octa CPU will out perform the 600 easily..
the quad core for performance is an A15, it will easily out perform the 600.
Because asians pay more than what US pays….simple….
You know that there are these things called Europe and Australia? Don’t know if it will sell well in Africa and if the Snapdragon is also in Latin America…
I live in Algeria which is in north Africa for those who don’t know, Samsung products sell very well here especially the Galaxy series.. The SIII was a very successful hit here and i can only imagine that S4 will be no difference.
I know where Algeria is, it’s pretty big country (I’m not that stupid :)
Good to know that there aren’t any iSheep in Africa
Galaxy S smartphones sell like hot cakes in the middle east (Qatar) too.
The Exynos 5 only uses 4 cores at a time. It is the bigSMALL system using the 1.2 GHz cores for power efficiency and 1.6 GHz cores for high performance. The Snapdragon 600 will likely out perform with it’s 1.9 GHz clock speed.
Not necessarily. The Octa is a true A15 architecture so should offer some improvements over the Snapdragon. Plus with the better GPU benchmarks should be better all round.
In saying that, who gives a sh*t about benchmarks?!
I don’t care about benchmarks either. I was simply pointing out that the Octa isn’t necessarily faster than the Snapdragon. I do love my Nexus 10 sporting A15 architecture.
It is not worse… They have almost the same performance, and of course the US versions have LTE…
Yes its cos of that.I think its cos Qualcomm doesnt sell the individual modem by itself until later on so the companies have to use the chipset if they want LTE.This can easily be fixed by doing your own chipset with LTE like Nvidia with their Icera Modems.Damn you Samsung :(
It just like you say – LTE is based on different tech all over the globe.
In fact, very few telcos here have LTE.
The reason for two CPUs help Samsung meet demands better.
wht a surprise it is it look like the s3 haha but still…its the next big thing looking forward to get hands on this
Since samsung didn’t provide us the ability swap out soc, maybe the Apple’s A7 will.
I mean come on soc means system on a chip.
Why can’t we just swap it out for something else?
Don’t count on seeing that anytime soon.
S4 the new king of plastic phones
Did Samsung kick your dog?
No, Samsung did put a $2 plastic cover on top of my dog and sold it for $1million….fanboys still bought it
You seem like an angry person.
Yes i am angry, how can a company get away with putting a $5 plastic cover made by little Chinese hands and sell it for $600
You really get hung up on this plastic. You do realize all phones are plastic on the inside right?
All clowns wear makeup BUT some clowns are better than others. You are the worst clown because you are defending Samsung spending $5 on design and construction of their plastic phones and selling it for $600
Never owned a Samsung phone before my GS3 and am certainly no Samsung fanboy. Used HTC phones before and loved then (Incredible and Incredible 2). However my GS3 is the best phone I have had so far and my Nexus 10 beats my Xoom hands down. The plastic just doesn’t bother me.
Trent my friend, you have become a Samsung plastic fanboy and you don’t know it yet. You have sold your soul to evil Korean company who’s workers all have small penis.
I am no friend of trolls.
you are a friend of Samsung who make lil kids build a plastic toy phone for you.
I am a friend of Android. What phone and tablet do you use?
Have you heard a rich guy disguising his $1 million diamonds inside a $2 plastic bag? Anybody else who knows won’t care a bit about the bag
The rich man you talk about is not really rich if he is hiding his stuff in plastic bag….a real rich man will make a 24 carats gold box for the diamond
A real “smart” man doesn’t go around whining on websites about things he just doesn’t like and no one cares if he does or not. It’s a phone, get over it.
If no one cares why are you replying:D
I have a dog.
I have 2 :-)
I like the fact it is nearly the same size as the S3. Only about a half mm longer. This means aftermarket cases that fit the S3 likely will fit the S4.
Apart from blocking the flash and speaker.
So make a cutout….not hard with the right tools.
So will the Exynos version have 4G capabilities, or is it only the US Snapdragon version that will?
so many features it’s mind blowing.. starting to think Samsung REALLY knows what it’s doing.
It looks like the SII+SIII =SIV update or should i say the Galaxy SIIIs…….. all i’m trying to say is that all the new futures they come out with in this GS4 they could have just put them in the Keylime pie sofware update. Talking about apple 4s to five looking alike big whope!!!!!!!!!
Software features sure. There are some good hardware improvements too though.
Nice jump to quad core or octa core depending on your region.
Higher quality screen.
Higher quality camera.
Can you add an actual size comparison?
I want to know how big is this phone…
Like this one:
No multiwindow .?
Wow, if the temperature and humidity sensors are accurate, that would be amazing! Tricorder?
Wow, I would rather only have 3g and use the Octa, then have 4g and barely get a step up from my Galaxy 3S. They should off the international in the US for those of us who don’t mind only 3g but want performance. There are some new features I like but I’m not going to waste my money on a snapdragon 600. Which means I will have to wait until another company comes out with a US version 4g Lte model with true quad core Arm A15.
Thats why i go with iphone 5, samsung changes their phone way to much and makes us US buyers look like shiet….I went from s3 to iphone and it just feels exellent the iphone 5 pure materials no plastic the phone is worth 700$
Oohhh.., it’s a poor setback. Going from Android to iOS is two steps backward.
No phone is worth 700$, they don’t cost a quarter of that to produce. The iPhone does have plastic in it also. It’s about as “pure” as Madonna.
Air view is nit software!
Air View is not software!