Samsung has just unveiled Galaxy S4 I9500 (SGS4), it’s next generation Android 4.2.2 flagship smartphone. The phone design looks quite similar to that of Galaxy S3 but it has better internals and slightly higher screen size. The camera is major improvement from SGS3 as the Galaxy S4 camera is 13 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash and ability to record videos @ 1080p with 30 frames per second. All these new features come with improved battery life and without compromising on weight of the device.
The detailed hardware specs of Galaxy S4 are as under:
Samsung Galaxy S4 SGS4 Specs (I9500)
- US Galaxy S4: 1.9 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600
- International Galaxy S4: 1.8 GHz 8-core Exnyos 5 Octa
Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB + microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
Screen: 5 inches Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display: 16M colors, 1920×1080 pixels screen resolution, 441 ppi pixel density
Camera: 13 Megapixels (4128×3096 pixels) autofocus with LED flash
Video Recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera: 2 Megapixels, 1080p @ 30fps video recording capabilities
OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Price: Not announced yet
Release Date: Q2 2013
On the software side, Galaxy S4 will run on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI. There is no visible improvement in TouchWiz for now which is disappointing. Especially when HTC unveiled a new and improved HTC Sense 5 with it’s flagship device HTC One last month.
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 price and release date are not known yet. The phone will start shipping in summer 2013. We do not have an ETA though nor is there any word on pricing. It will be heading to US and international market soon though. Stay tuned for more.