Samsung has officially unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy S 4 at the Radio City music hall in New York.
Galaxy S 4, features 4G LTE support, a 5″ 441ppi screen, a 7.9mm-thick bodyand a 13mp camera.
The fourth generation product contains features such as Samsung Smart Pause – allowing users to control the screen using their eyes – and Dual Camera mode – enabling them to take simultaneous photos and videos with both the rear and front cameras, and then blend the pictures together.
The S4 Is Watching You
By tracking your eye movement, the S4 will pause a video when you look away from the screen with Smart Pause. Smart Scroll, on the other hand, scrolls up and down through a page when the phone is tilted. While the Smart Pause feature could lead to jittery video playback while you keep an eye on what’s going on around you, the Smart Scroll could be helpful when reading large blocks of text.
Samsung went on to detail unique camera features for the handset. A dual-camera mode for photo and video allows both the front and rear cameras to be used at the same time. A “sound in shot” mode allows you to record an audio clip which will be “attached” to a photo. Additional features include an eraser and touchless “air view” where you point to preview photos.
Air View detects when a user’s finger is hovering over the screen in order to display additional preview information, while Air Gesture means you can scroll web pages, accept calls and change a music track with a wave of the hand.
The smartphone can even monitor a user’s well-being through its S-Health software, with accessories such as heart-rate monitors and weighing scales from Samsung, as well as blood pressure and blood sugar monitors from other companies.
A story album function allows users to create a photo album which is personalized around a timeline of special occasions and events in their lives, and lets them manage associated content such as comments on social networks, locations and weather information.
The company also highlighted a new S Translator function that allows live text-to-speech and speech-to-text translation of 9 languages. The feature comes with 3,000 embedded “useful sentences” for offline use and is integrated with Chaton, the S4′s email and messaging app.
Samsung Galaxy S4 full Specifications:
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)|
|Display||5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi|
|AP||1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core ProcessorThe selection of AP will be differed by markets.|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BISSub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS|
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVCRecording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|CameraFeatures||Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video CallDrama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face,Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports|
|Additional Features||Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games|
|Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader|
|Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,|
|Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)Samsung WatchON|
|S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health|
|Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt SoundAuto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)|
|Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring|
|Samsung KNOX (B2B only)|
|Google Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)GPS / GLONASSNFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, BarometerTemperature & Humidity, Gesture|
|Memory||16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)2GB RAM|
|Dimension||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g|