Samsung Galaxy S4 Specification, Features, Launch date and Price

Last Updated: May 7, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specification, Features, Launch date and Price

The most anticipated flagship smartphone by Samsung unveiled at New York’s Radio city Music hall. Samsung has not done a lot in terms of the design of the phone, but when it comes to the hardware specifications and software, Samsung has provided powerful spec and some useful software.

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a lot new features inherited by its  galaxy camera and Note 2.The Galaxy S4 is thin and lighter than the previous generation Galaxy S3, and now has taste of android Jelly bean 4.2 with mind blowing combination of hardware and software. The phone packs a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display.

Samsung has decided to go with the plastic body but now with some noticeable tweaks like the metallic banding and texture to make the phone look premium. Samsung has never compromised on providing best hardware, micro sd card slot and removable battery and S4 is no exception. There are some cool features in the Samsung galaxy S4 which uses the camera, sensors  and touch screen to amuse users.

Smart pause: While watching a video the camera will track your eye movements, it will pause the video when you look away from the screen and will resume when you look at it again.

Smart Scroll : It checks when you are looking at the screen and will move the page as you tilt the phone back and forth.

Air gestures: You can flick through the pictures, answer phone calls, change music, scroll through web pages without even touching the screen by just hovering your hand over the screen.

S4 Knox security feature: This feature provides protection against malicious apps that users might download by separating work and play profiles.

S voice Drive:  Samsung’s solution to nokia drive feature of Lumia series, it activates in the car and you can dictate messages, ask for navigation or app can read messages for you, just by using your voice.

S health: This feature can manage your daily workout and your health report by using some accessories.

Group play: A group of galaxy S4 phones can share photos, music, documents, play games without using WiFi access point.

Story album: Samsung’s reply to HTC zoe feature of HTC One, S4 allow you to create an album of an event by using location, weather information,  memos, photos and videos.

Dual camera: If taking pictures from one camera was not enough for you, then now you can capture videos or photos with both the cameras of the phone simultaneously with options to add a ton of effects.

S translator, Samsung adapt sound, auto adjust touch sensitivity, IR sensor and Samsung adapt display are some other new features added to the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 
Built Quality and Design
BodyPlastic body with removable back
Dimensions136.1 X 69.8 X 7.9 mm
Weight130  grams
Hardware buttonsVolume  home  and Unlock/power button
Body ColorsBlack mist and White frost
SIM cardGSM  SIM card
Hardware
Processor1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 qualcomm for LTE carriers and 1.6 GHz Octa core Exynos 5 for global version
Graphicsadreno 320 GPU or PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple core GPU
SensorsAccelerometer  Proximity Sensor  Light Sensor Compass Gyroscope barometer  IR   Temperature gestures
Display
Screen  size5 inches
Screen technologySuper AMOLED plus
Resolution1920 X 1280  pixels
Pixel density441 ppi
colors16 Million colors
Touchscreen type10 point Multi touch
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Storage and Memory
RAM2 GB DDR3
Internal storage16/32/64GB
Expandability64 GB via Micro SD card
Camera
Rear camera13MP with LED flash
EnhancementsBIS  zero shutter lag
Video recording1080p  FULL  HD Recording
Front facing camera2 MP
Video recordingFull HD at 30fps
Software and OS
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 jellybean
User Interfacetouchwiz nature UX
OperationCapacitive and physical buttons
NotificationLED  and hap-tic feedback
FM radioYes with RDS
headphone3.5 mm
microphone2
noise cancellationyes
Apps storeGoogle play store
BrowserChrome  and Stock with Flash
Voice commandGoogle Now and S voice
Battery
Capacity2600 maH  removable
TechnologyLi –ion  technology
Stand by timena
Talk timena
Connectivity
Mobile technologyGSM  UMTS HSPDA+ LTE
Data networkGSM – 850  900  1800  1900  UMTS – 2100 4G
Bluetooth4.0 version
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n/a/ac with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot
USBMicro USB 2.0 with charging  mass storage and USB charging
NFCyes
other featureIR LED and S beam and group play
GPSA-GPS + Glonass
Other featureOTA sync
Availability and Pricing
PriceUS $725 / 40 000 INR approx for unlocked sim free version
Launch in IndiaExpected in April
Officially Announced
Officially released41347

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