Finally the wait is over! Samsung have revealed their latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4 which packs a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 441ppi, a display which can be used even when wearing gloves, 1.6GHz octo-core Exynos 5 processor and 2GB of RAM.
There’s also a 13 megapixel camera on the back, 2 megapixel camera on the front, Wi-Fi connectivity, LTE, NFC, an IR Blaster, temperature and humidity sensors and a new and improved 2,600mAh battery.
The phone itself has also been redesigned with a new “slimmer, yet stronger” polycarbonate body, the S4 is only 7.9mm thick and weighs only 120 grams. The phone will be available in 16GB/ 32GB and 64Gb variants, with expandablity up to 64GB with a microSD card.
Oh and it runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay, which brings some new features of its own.
One of those new features is called S Translator, which will allow you to translate words from various applications such as e-mail as well as speech listened to via the mic, then there’s something they are calling Smart Scroll, a feature that had been rumored a lot over the last few weeks, allowing the user to scroll through a page by tilting their hand, whilst looking at the handset itself.
Which brings me onto Smart Pause, a feature that will detect if a user is looking away from the screen and pause the video.
The camera also got an update, with a new app that will allow for a couple of new features called Dual Shot and Dual Recording, which allow the user to take a picture/video within a picture or video, snapping a photo from both the rear and front camera. Eraser Shot is another new feature for the camera, allowing you to remove objects from the background of images.
Then there’s Group Play, allowing up to eight S4s in the same room, connect to each other and play the same music and games, then there’s a new set of apps including S Health, S Drive (which has been updated to give hands-free access to calls, messages, music, maps and weather whilst you drive.
Then there’s the Samsung Hub that will store all of your videos, books, games and other media.
There’s no information yet on the phones pricing, but Samsung say it will be available in Black and White from April 26th.