We live in a mobile world.We travel a lot. We always want to be connected with other. Smartphones are one choice which makes it. But how about a super smartphone which replaces desktop, laptop, tablet, iPod camera etc. We have all the above mentioned electronic products in one form Samsung Galaxy S4 whose specification has got limitless capabilities compared to existing technology in smartphones which is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. Let us see the specification and its features below.
This is the world’s first ever smartphone to come with octa-core processor and that too built with two different CPU. The octa-core CPU will include four 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A15 and four 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 with 2GB RAM. Does a smartphone really need such a high end processor? The rest of the specification and features will answer the question.
The S4 has PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU capable of running high quality games. To make to gaming experience easier Samsung has an Game Pad accessory which docks to the smartphone.
The smartphone has a 5inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 pixels) with pixel density of around 441 ppi. The display is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is three times more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 2. It is one of the great advantage for rough users.
The smartphone has 13 MP(4128 x 3096 pixels) camera in the rear with a LED flash and a 2MP front facing camera for video chatting. The smartphone is capable of enabling both the cameras simultaneously so that both the images can be superimposed into one another. The rear camera supports simultaneous HD video and image recording, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization and HDR at 30fps. The front camera will also support Full HD video recording at 30fps. During video chatting it is possible to enable both front and rear camera so that the user at the other end can see both the view simultaneously. It is also possible to share the display with other users.
Build ,Design, Battery and Storage
The smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 which will be available in white and black color, at 130g is slightly lighter than the S3 (133g) and has the same height and width dimensions with 7.9mm thickness. The battery capacity is 2,600mAh which is 500mAh higher than the S3. The phone will be available in 16/32/64 GB internal storage and a microSD slot which supports upto 64GB.
Some of the other common features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0. Barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture are the sensor built into S4.
Let us now see some of the unique features of the S4.
It is an exclusive app that monitors your health and fitness. The Galaxy S4 has a built-in pedometer to count your steps and can measure your calories and eating habits by taking photos of your meal. Samsung will also sell a fitness bracelet, a digital scale and fitness belt to measure blood pressure, pulse, glucose levels and weight for those interested.
Air Gestures & Air View
With Air Gestures it is possible for the user to use his hand gestures over the phone without touching the display to control the phone. Some of the common gestures include waving the hand in specific direction which controls some common functions like navigation in browsers.
Air View is similar to Air Gestures but the only difference is the use of fingers. It is possible to control the phone just by hovering fingers over the display to gain certain features like previewing email and many more.
Smart Pause & Smart Scroll
The Smart Pause feature is supported by eye tracking which pauses the video when the user moves away from the screen and resumes the video when the user when you are back. With Smart Scroll it is also possible to scroll the pages in browser just by using eyes and hand movements.
With the Group Play function, users can enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without even requiring a Wireless access point. It enables users to connect directly with others to share required content. Its Share Music option allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best sounding atmosphere.
An app in which you can input any of 10 languages and receive a translation, either spoken or in text. Also works to translate text on your email, text messages and a few other Samsung apps.
S Voice Drive
New hands-free function for drivers that allows the driver to operate the phone with his or her voice.
It is a special camera features that can snap a business or visiting card and stores the required information into the phone book.
A built-in IR sensor lets you control your television, DVD players and certain cable box with your smartphone.
Wireless Charging Pad
It is an accessory which makes it possible to charge the smartphone just by placing the smartphone over the Wireless Charging Pad.
We can experience the features only if we own it and the ease of using the mobile cannot be made further simpler. The pricing is not yet announced and the phone is expected to be released in April 2013.