In an event last night Samsung released the fourth generation of their most popular phone, the Samsung Galaxy. The new Samsung Galaxy SIV boasts many upgrades, compared to its predecessor, including a bigger screen, a feature rich camera, and new technology that has never been seen before.
The first difference you’ll see between the GS3 and GS4 is the size. The GS4 boasts a 5″ screen with a 1920 x 1080 display, 441 pixels per inch, and Gorilla Glass 3. Even with the increase in screen size, the GS4 is weighs in lighter than the GS3 at just 130 grams.
The camera is one of the biggest upgrades. Samsung has added built in features and apps that make your phone more like an actual camera. The rear facing camera is now a whopping 13 megapixels with multiple shooting modes, including portrait mode and night mode, among others. Additionally, there are fun new features like “dual shot” that let you take a photo with the front and rear facing cameras simultaneously so you can be in that photo you’re taking of your family.
Samsung has also integrated their eye tracking and gesture recognition software into the GS4. “Smart pause,” “Smart scroll,” “Air view,” and “Air gesture” all allow you to use and control your phone without ever touching it. “Smart pause” automatically stops a video you’re watching if you look away from the screen, while ”smart scroll” is able to tell if you’re reading something on the screen and will automatically scroll down if you tip the phone. Similarly, “Air view” lets you preview certain things just by holding your finger over the phone, and ”Air gesture” lets you switch between tabs or change a song just by moving your hand over the phone.
There are also a ton of cool apps that come built in. The GS4 has an IR sensor, which lets you use your phone as a remote for your TV, while the S Health app turns your phone into a pedometer and can keep a log of what you ate and how many calories you burned and consumed on a daily basis.
As far as tech specs go, the GS4 will run on Android “Jelly Bean” and has a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor or 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor (depends on the market).
Samsung has not announced a specific release date, but the phone is slated to be available sometime in the next couple of months on all of the major carriers. As your wireless experts, we will be sure to keep you updated with any information regarding the release date and availability at Car Toys!