Samsung Galaxy S4 - technical features and specifications

Samsung has announced introduction of Samsung Galaxy S4 and its release soon in the market. This all-new Android Smartphone is packed with quality features and specifications with an entirely new look. So, if you are looking for the technical features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4 and its expected price in India, then go through this article and get informed about the same.

Samsung Galaxy SIV

Another new announcement has been recorded from Samsung regarding the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 in this year i.e. 2013. After the success of Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Samsung is moving forward to introduce another revolutionary smartphone i.e. Samsung Galaxy S4. After this announcement from Samsung in the first week of March 2013, everyone is waiting for the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 as soon as possible as it is really an energized packet of quality features and unique specifications. So, to help you finding out some of the unique features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4, I am writing this article to describe the technical features of Samsung Galaxy S4 in a go.

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Samsung galaxy SIV

Samsung has introduced Samsung Galaxy S4 as its first 4G phone in the market including the 3G as well as 2G networks. It is also of the Nano-Technology and hence uses the mini SIM as the network providing server. The range of the networks of Samsung Galaxy S4 is as follows:
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network: LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600

Instead of the Capacitive TFT touchscreen, Samsung Galaxy S4 contains Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen that provides an unbelievable touch experience. Its screen pixel rate is 1080 x 1920 as is of the size of about 5 inches. The screen of Samsung Galaxy S4 is protected with the Gorilla Glass 3 which enhances its screen security. The following is the quick summary of the display information:
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.99 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multi-touch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- TouchWiz UI

Samsung Galaxy S4 varies in the memory availability and hence is available in 3 different versions; one having an internal memory of 16 GB, second having the internal memory of 32 GB and the third is of 64 GB internal memory capacity. Each of the 3 versions of Samsung Galaxy S4 has an expandable memory support of 64 GB in the form of SD card. Tha RAM of Samsung Galaxy S4 is of 2GB and hence works very fast as well as smoothly without any chance of hanging up. It also supports USB mini of version 2.0, thus, one can easily connect an external hard disk of any capacity.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is loaded with all the connectivity options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB and much more which is unrevealed. It supports GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA etc. Here is the summary of the available connectivity features of Samsung Galaxy S4:
Speed: HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
NFC: Yes
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go (USB dongle is also supported)

Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features: Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary: Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps
Camera is of the highest quality among all other smartphones from Samsung so far. Primary camera is of 13 Megapixels and the secondary camera of Samsung Galaxy SIV is 2.1 Megapixels. The features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR give its camera a professional value and hence can easily replace the costly cameras used by professionals. The HD video recording also adds a plus point to its camera quality.

Operating system
It is obvious that Samsung Galaxy S4 will be loaded with the Jellybean version of android but the version 4.2 was unexpected. So, it is a surprise gift to the fans of Samsung. This version contains about 10 crore apps in the Google Play Store enabling us to enjoy more and more apps and games.
Other features of Samsung Galaxy S4

Here are some other features offered by Samsung Galaxy SIV including the list of preloaded apps in it:
Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5410
CPU: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors: Titanium Gray, Sapphire Black
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)

The battery backup of Samsung Galaxy S4 will be about 12 hours of continuous usage and 500 hours when kept in the standby mode. It battery capacity is 2600 mAh is Li-ion based.

The expected price of Samsung Galaxy SIV in India is about 48000 INR


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Author: Sukhdev Singh12 Mar 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 6

Thanks for the features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S IV although Samsung has not officially released them in the media. The latest news about Samsung Galaxy S IV is that this smartphone is slated to be released on March 14, 2013 in the New York city due to the continual requests Samsung received for its release in the US. Earlier Samsung had released its flag ship highest selling smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III in the world at the event held in London. This will be the first launch of a Samsung smartphone in the US during the last three years. The camera features are almost the same as for the LG's latest LG Optimus G Pro. LG Optimus G Pro has a battery of 3140 mAh. The screen size is bigger in Optimus Pro at 5.5 inches but does not have the eye tracking feature. The two phones are going to have a close competition with each other depending on how much they are priced in the market.

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