19 Mar Samsung Galaxy S4: Health Tracker, Translator and Controlled Without Touch
It appears software is now king in the smartphone world, with Samsung setting its new addition to the Galaxy smartphone range, the Galaxy S4, apart from the competition with a host of exciting software features.
Launching its new flagship phone, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 in an event in New York City last Thursday. At first glance, it looks very similar to the S3. However, while it is roughly the same size, and is made using a similar polycarbonate construction as the S3, the S4 boasts an enormous 4.99inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED Display (with 441 ppi) and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera .
Samsung describes the phone as “slimmer, lighter and more solid” than the Galaxy S III.
Other hardware specs include:
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- 1.8GHz Samsung Exynos 8-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory (32GB and 64GB models will be available in certain markets), expandable via microSD
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS plus Samsung’s TouchWiz UI overlay.
While the hardware is pretty impressive, the real defining feature for the S4 is the software.
Samsung have worked hard to differentiate their phone from the competition by introducing a host of new features to its TouchWiz UI overlay, which brings software enhancements for the camera, screen and a bunch of native apps that do away with the need for third party apps.