Friday, March 15, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 launched: 5" Quad-core phone at 4.2 Jellybean

Korean electronics giant Samsung has just unveiled their latest flagship phone earlier today, the Samsung Galaxy S4. So what's new and better with the S4 compared to SIII and other flagships? Check out the specs after the jump.

Samsung Galaxy S4 specs:
5" Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi, 16M colors
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Exynos 5 Octa 5410
Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A15
Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7
PowerVR SGX544MP3
16/32/64GB ROM
expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB
13MP AF rear camera with LED flash
4128 x 3096 pixels
1080p@30fps dual video recording
2MP front camera
1080p@30fps dual video calls
Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
Bluetooth (4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE)/WiFi/ 3G/LTE connectivity
WiFi hotspot
micro-USB 2.0, USB-on-the-go, USB host
Wireless charging
Air gestures
IR blaster
free 50GB Dropbox storage
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
2500 mAh Li-Ion battery

So, there you have it, the Samsung Galaxy S4. The awesome screen, very fast processor (octacore!), big RAM and storage,  nice camera, and other extra features, such as the IR blaster (serves as remote for controlling your TV and other appliances) and wireless charging make it worth a flagship. Plus, it will be running the latest version of Android.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be in stores by April. It will be available in White Frost and Black Mist colors. No pricing yet.

UPDATE (3/17/2013): Price before taxes in US is $579 (approximately PHP 23,500)