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First Look at Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 | Official Website

Samsung Galaxy S4 | Official Website

With the recent announcement of Samsung Galaxy S4, the latest smartphone firmly puts the South Korean tech giant as one of he leading innovators in the smartphone arena. And just like its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 is not something to be labeled as a copycat, as it brings in specs and features that are yet to be seen in a smartphone.

Hardware Specs and Camera Features

Samsung’s latest smartphone features a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen with 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution. It also features a faster processor, while its internal storage, that ranges from 16 GB to 64 GB, can be expanded with a MicroSD of up to 64 GB. As for its battery, the company did not say how long it will last, although there were reports that it has 2,600 mili amp hours.

The Galaxy S4 also boasts 13-megapixel back-facing camera, which has the ability to include the photographer in the picture even if it’s just in a little window or bubble. Moreover, the camera can sort pictures into albums based on the background or the date. Users can even order picture books straight from the phone!

There’s also the “eraser” feature. This camera function allows users to remove the frames with unknown people who accidentally walked into a shot.

Multiple Language Recognition, S Health, Eye-tracking Feature Primer

Aside from the awesome hardware specs and camera features, the Samsung Galaxy S4 also comes with an S Translator tool. This tool can let users speak in one language and then have the phone translate it to another. It supports a number of foreign languages including French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

It also has a voice recognition feature that is akin to Siri. It can read email out loud and even respond to a text message while a user is driving. This feature can also handle navigation and other phone features.

Another cool hands-off feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the “Air Gesture.” It allows users to control the phone with a wave of the hand, as well as hover over an email or an item to get more information. In addition, Samsung’s latest device sports the S Health that can turn the handset into a pedometer. It also comes in with an S Band option that can measure a user’s heart beat.

Samsung also made their first step in having the so-called eye-tracking feature, although not quite. As of the moment, the Galaxy S4 knows when a user is looking or not. Thus, a YouTube video will pause automatically when a user looks away and resumes play when he or she looks at the screen. Users can also scroll by looking up and down, or by slightly tilting the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available next quarter on a handful of network carriers across the globe. However, its price is yet to be revealed.

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