JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung Electronics, and the rest of Samsung have unveiled the Galaxy S IV, complete with an eight-core processor, with a launch backed by over 357 partners, the Galaxy S 4 launches in April. A 5″ Super HD AMOLED screen backed by full 1080p resolution, Android 4.2.1 with a completely revamped Touchwiz interface. Uploads at 50MBps and downloads at up to 100MBps via 4G LTE is backed by Wi-Fi on a/b/g/n/ac bands with Bluetooth 4.0, an IR blaster, and NFC.
There’s tons more to absorb and understand about the Galaxy S 4, so you can read the details after the break!
The camera on the back is 13 megapixels with a front-facing 2 megapixel camera, with a dual-camera feature that allows for using both the front-facing and back-facing camera to shoot a video of everyone, on both side of the GS4 — a 100 shots can be taken with the main camera. Samsung managed to keep the Galaxy S 4 thin: It’s 136mm long, 69mm wide, and 7.9mm thin.
As for continued internals? There’s 2GB of DDR3 RAM with 16GB of internal storage and an expandable microSD slot up to 64GB. Temperature and humidity, plus the GPS, accelerometer, and usual sensors rounds off the new 8 total sensors that the Galaxy S 4 has. This is all powered by a 2,600 mAh battery. And a quick tidbit: the screen supports the use of gloves.
Air View? You can use your finger to hover over the screen, much like the S Pen on the Galaxy Note series. The S Translator can translate and playback any language you don’t understand — it’s an amazing feature — which can be used along the image recognizer, which understands what is being seen through the camera and translates it, which is all available offline. Eye tracking is available for those who want to scroll with their eyes, especially useful on web pages.
Story Album is a feature that like Google Now, can understand where you’ve been, and will suggest you to create an album of photos and videos, plus a hard cover version of the album for $10 to $30 through Blurb. S Voice Drive has bigger fonts and better sound in order to keep drivers from using the phone while driving.
Samsung Knox is the enterprise feature that allows for two separate accounts: enterprise and personal. The enterprise side allows for IT to control the business side of the Galaxy S 4, without interfering with the personal aspects and data of the Galaxy S 4. S Health is another app that works with the sensors and the software, which records info on heart beats, calories burned, and more, with the assistance of S Bands and other accessories. Things like the S View Cover and pouches are among the main accessories available for the Galaxy S 4.
It is a top notch handset on paper and is passing through the FCC with a release pegged on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon this April.