Riding the coattails of a very solid Galaxy S3 release, Samsung formally announced the Galaxy S4 this week at their Unpacked event. While some specifics are still not out there, it will be targeted as the new go-to smartphone for fans of Samsung.
The representatives of Samsung announced that the new version will release in late April. Right away, the new device draws attention for its sleek design. The screen is nearly edge-to-edge, making the five inch screen in 1080p not feel all that bulky. Suprisingly, Samsung has found a way to actually make the device smaller. The casing will be 0.8mm skinnier, 0.7mm thinner and 3g lighter than the previous version.
The phone will also receive plenty of attention underneath the hood, with 2GB RAM and either a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-Core chip or a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm, depending on a person’s region.
Camera lovers will love the fact that the phone will come equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, making it one of the top options as far as that goes. Standalone cameras are becoming more and more obsolete for the casual user, and this one will be the best ever on a Samsung phone. The new dual-video capture mode, which allows a person to use both cameras on the front and back at the same time, will be an interesting option to try out.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will run on Android 4.2.2, which has already proven to be both stable and full of applications and features. That is a welcomed addition for people who do not want to mess with upgrading software right out of the gate.
With the announcement, the hype machine is officially on for this new offering from Samsung. They will be getting a jump start on some of the other leading phone companies, such as Apple, which should allow them to once again improve sales. By making just enough changes without reinventing the entire thing, look for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to sell well.