Samsung Galaxy S4 Finally Revealed : What's New?

After months of rumors and thousands of concept photos rising all over the Internet, Samsung finally unveiled their much talked about Super Smartphone the Galaxy S4 at an event which took place Yesterday at Time Square, New York City. This was the moment many tech freaks around the world were awaiting for and finally it came with a blast.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 : Life Companion

Body Design & Display

On First look the Galaxy S4 looks somewhat similar to its predecessor Galaxy S3 but under hood it has a lot more to offer. The outer body of the Galaxy S4 is built with plastic, similar to the Galaxy S3. It has a 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display with resolution of 1920x1080 (~441 ppi). The S4 is slimmer and lighter as compared to the Galaxy S3. The dimensions are 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm and it weighs 130 grams. 

samsung galaxy s4 finally revealed

Under Hood

The S4 is said to be the First ever Smartphone to feature an Octa-Core CPU, which means eight cores or power. The S4 has 2 sets of Quad core processors, The first one is 1.6GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A-15 and the second one is 1.2GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7. The first set of processors ('The A-15's) do all the heavy lifting and the second set of processors ('The A7's) take care of less demanding tasks and thus save power. The S4 is equipped with 2GB RAM and Exynos 5410 Octa chipset.

It is said that there will be another version of Galaxy S4 which will feature a 1.9GHz Krait 300 processor and Snapdragon 600 chipset. Not sure but I guess it will be for US market.

Camera & Video Recording

The Galaxy S4 features a 13 Megapixel camera with features like Auto-Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabalization, Dual Camera, Drama shot, Sound Shot etc. It also has a 2 Megapixel Front facing camera. The camera is also capable to shoot Full HD 1080p @30fps videos.

samsung galaxy s4 finally revealed

Some new features in Galaxy S4 are Drama Shot, Dual Camera etc. Dual camera lets you shoot photos from both cameras simultaneously and wil Drama Shot you can take a series of pictures of moving objects and then put it to together in one photo. You can also take pictures simultaneously when video recording (like Galaxy S3)

Operating System & Battery

Some rumors said that Galaxy S4 will be coming with Android v5.0 KeyLimePie but it is not true. The Galaxy S4 will come with Android v4.2.2 Jellybean installed.

Last year Samsung surprised everyone with Galaxy S3's 2100 mAh battery and this year the S4 will come up with a bigger battery, 2600 mAh., Now the fun lasts longer.

Other Features

The S4 will also bring some great features like Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Air Gestures, S Voice Drive, S Health etc.

Smart Pause: Similar to Smart Stay, This feature will Pause whatever you are watching whenever you look away, So if you are watching movies / videos and you look away from the screen, Smart Pause will automatically pause it and resume it when you look back at the screen.

Smart Scroll: With Smart Scroll, You can scroll emails, websites just by tilting the phone from one side to another.

Air Gesture / Air View: Air View lets you accept calls, change music, browse the web and photos just by swiping your hand above the screen, Yes you don' have to touch the screen, Just hover. This feature is useful when your hands are dirty or when you're wearing gloves etc. You can also enlarge photos just using gestures.

S Voice Drive: All New S Voice with new look and functionality, Now you can safely drive your car and still make / answer calls, organize messages, ask for directions etc. just by talking to S Voice. The new S Voice features Bigger fonts and a new look. 

samsung galaxy s4 finally revealed
S Health: Now stay healthy with S Health, This app will keep track of your workouts, weight levels, daily intake etc. You can monitor your progress with various charts. A perfect health app one would need.

Final Words

The Galaxy S4 has all factors which are required to be on Top. I personally liked the phone very much and suddenly I've lost my interest in my S3. We will keep you updating on this and till then Good Luck!

Also See: A Free Gift from Samsung, A 32GB Micro SD Card.

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Jimmie Luthra is founder of The-Area51.com. He is a Cadet in Merchant Navy and a Part time Blogger. He is 21 and lives in Mumbai. You can Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
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