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Samsung Galaxy S4 to bridge language gaps with new 'S Translator' feature
S Translator works with a total of nine different languages. And according to the Samsung keynote speakers that first showcased it during the Galaxy S4 unveiling, it offers not just text-to-speech translation, but speech-to-text translation as well. So users can type in their own language on the Galaxy S4, which through S Translator would then translate whatever they said and recite it over the loudspeaker so that a user’s intended listener can hear it.
S Translator supports the following languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. And through an app called optical reader, S Translator can be used on the Galaxy S4 to translate written words, such as those that appear in books or magazines. 3,000 embedded useful sentences are also included as part of S Translator, and users can easily fall back on these and use them even without an active Internet connection.
Samsung is certainly not the first to bring a mobile translator feature to Android with the Galaxy S4. But it counts as one more useful add-on on a handset that’s already overflowing with top-of-the-line features.