Samsung India is all set to launch its latest flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in India on 26th April. We have received media invite for the event, which will take place in Gurgaon.
The Galaxy S IV was unveiled on 14th March in US, and features 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The Galaxy S4’s screen is 56 per cent larger than the iPhone’s. It weighs 130g and is 7.9 mm thick; it’s slimmer than its predecessor- Galaxy S3. The phone is powered by a 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor or a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor, depending upon the utility and technology available in the particular markets. Running Android 4.2.2 OS, the Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with flash. It has a 2 megapixel front camera with Full HD recording.
The Galaxy SIV will come in three versions – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. You can expand the memory up to 64GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy S4 has 2GB RAM. It is powered by a 2600 mAh battery, which is 20 percent larger than of its predecessor. The phone will come in two colour options – Black Mist and White Frost, with a variety of additional colour options to follow later this year.
Samsung has introduced some innovative features in its new Galaxy S IV to make it different from existing smartphones.
- Smart Scroll feature – the front camera detects when someone is looking at the phone, and scrolls the screen according to the angle the phone is tilted.
- Dual Camera – allows the user to take a photograph with the front and rear-facing cameras simultaneously. At a basketball game, for example, a user can shoot a photograph of the game with the rear camera and the user’s reaction to it with the front camera; the two shots appear in one photograph.
- Samsung Smart Pause enables you to control the screen by where you look. When a video is playing, for instance, the stream will automatically pause if the person glances away and it will restart when the eyes refocus on the screen. This is an update on an existing Galaxy S III feature which allows the screen to sense whether or not the user is looking at. If there is nobody looking at the S III, the screen’s light switches off automatically to conserve battery power.
- The phone can also be controlled with hand gestures. The latest phone has a sensor that lets users move their hands to the left or right to scroll between different websites they have opened or through songs or photos in an album without having to touch the phone. The idea is to make it easier to change the song playing without having to pick up the phone while driving or to avoid putting sticky fingers on the touch-screen display while scrolling through a Web page at mealtimes.
- The Galaxy S4 is said to bring all people closer together by breaking down language barriers. It makes international travel a joy, with S Translator which provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, text message and ChatON.
- Samsung also added Group Play, which will allow multiple Galaxy phones to link together to play a game together. It uses Wi-Fi to bridge a connection.
As per unconfirmed reports and rumors, the Galaxy S4 will be priced around Rs. 40,000/- to give tough challenge to recently launched LG Optimus G, HTC One and Sony’s Xperia Z smartphones, which are priced below Rs. 40K, and being promoted aggressively by respective companies, and getting good response.