Earlier today Samsung took the stage in New York to unveil their next generation of smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($TBD).
Although it’s only been nine months since the release of the Galaxy S3, that didn’t stop Samsung from packing their device with features you didn’t think you needed.
Although the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks strikingly similar to the S3, I can assure you, the core is leaps and bounds above it’s predecessor.
The device features a massive 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, bringing in a density of 441 PPI. Scared about scratching that beautiful screen of yours? Don’t worry, it’s being protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
Underneath the screen lies the processor. Now depending on the market, the processor will come in 2 flavors – a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor or a proprietary 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor (YES an 8 core processor).
The new Galaxy comes in 16GB/32GB/64GB with a 2GB internal RAM. If you’re thinking of needing more space, it’s expandable through microUSB – up to 64GB.
It also offers multiple sensors such as an Accelerometer, Barometer, Gesture, Geomagnetic, Gyro, NFC and other additional ones dealing with temperature and humidity.
One of the bigger upgrades comes from the eyes of the camera – yes, the lens. Moving away from the standard 8-megapixel cameras, the S4 will boast 13-megapixels with a 2-megapixel front. This is also considered one of the first phones to feature simultaneous shooting.
Personally, I didn’t care much for the hardware but more of what the phone was capable of – it didn’t disappoint.
Along side these huge technological advancements, the S4 will also feature “smart” scrolling. By tracking the users eye movements, the screen will either scroll or pause depending on where they look.
It will also feature health tracking to track your daily intake, and a built-in language translator supporting 9 different languages.
All this is packed in a nice little package, under the Android Jelly Bean O/S.