At an event today in New York City, at the prestigious Radio City Music Hall, Samsung finally showed off their long awaited flagship phone, the Galaxy S4 (GS4). Replacing its predecessor the S3, Samsung showed what consumers can expect from it and more importantly, why they will want to upgrade.
Although it appears quite similar to its predecessor, the new Galaxy S4 is 136.5 m long by 70.6 mm wide and weighs 130 grams. Making it a little lighter than the S3.
It will premier in both black and white and will come in a 4G and 3G version. It will also support both FD-LTE and TD-LTE. It has a 5 inch, full HD super Amoled display with 441 ppi. It is made of a durable polycarbonate which is another way of saying a hard plasic.
The GS4 has upgraded its camera and now touts a whopping 13-megapixel camera. As far as memory and storage space, it comes with 2GB of LPDDR Ram with 16GB of space. A 32 and 64 option is available, and it is expandable via SD Micro by 64GB.
With such a large beautiful screen, Samsung did not disappoint with its battery. The GS4 ships with a removable 2,600 mAh battery. That means, you have the option to swap out batteries when the need arises.
Some cool features that now come on the GS4 include Air View, which is the ability to control your device by waving your hand in the air. There is also 'Dual Camera' mode, 'Adapt Display', 'S Voice Drive', plus a whole lot more.
As always, Samsung will be releasing a whole host of accessories for the new Galaxy S4 including pouches, covers and protective cases.
The Galaxy S4 will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and will be available at the end of April and on 327 carriers in 55 countries. Samsung did not give a price.