Seven of the biggest retailers in the United States will soon have the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 displayed on their shelves likely later this month. The good news comes after Samsung officially confirmed the arrival of its Galaxy S4 flagship Android handset to seven carriers and retailers in the United States.
Verizon Wireless, C Spire, Cricket and T-Mobile will soon be serving the Galaxy S4 smartphone to all U.S. customers anytime this month. Meanwhile, AT&T and U.S. Cellular are already offering the Galaxy S4 via pre-order basis.
Also, Sprint has already confirmed that they too will be offering the S4 for pre-order starting Thursday, April 18th and on April 27th will launch the device on a 2-year contract priced at $249.
Aside from the U.S. carriers, the Galaxy S4 can also be obtained from the shelves of the country’s leading retailers including RadioShack, Staples, Best Buy Mobile, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and Best Buy anytime soon, as the Galaxy-maker seeks to dominate the global smartphone industry.
Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications United States, on the company’s latest announcement said that, “The Galaxy S line of smartphones has achieved momentous success with 100 million in unit sales worldwide in less than three years. This validates that we are addressing what consumers want from a smartphone.”
Here are some of the new exciting features and specs embedded in to the Galaxy S4, making it yet the hottest smartphone gadget to date:
- Touch-less feature – allows users to control the device without a touch like when turning or scrolling a page, viewing file folder documents or clicking a webpage link.
- innovative camera features – for capturing progressive action and eliminating unnecessary people from a picture
- Samsung WatchON™ service – simplifies searching process, and recommends movies, sports and TV based on the user’s preferences, thus enhancing TV watching experiences.
- IR blaster – enables the device to function as a remote control for home theater equipment
- Galaxy Camera with 13-megapixel rear-facing cam for professional looking images
- Front-facing 2-megapixel camera
- Dual Camera shooting mode
“The fourth generation of Samsung’s flagship device builds upon the tradition of excellence and provides consumers with even more innovation that simplifies and redefines the way individuals will interact with their Galaxy S 4. We believe this device will be a true companion to all aspects of a consumer’s life from work, to travel and even watching TV,” according to Samsung Telecommunications America president Dale Sohn.
Although, Samsung has not yet disclosed further information about the Galaxy S4′s availability and pricing, the company is expected to roll out the next announcement in the coming weeks.
Complete list of Samsung Galaxy S4 model I9500 features and specifications:GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE
BODY Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAY Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUND Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack: Yes
MEMORY Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
DATA GPRS: Yes
Speed: HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared port: Yes
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERA: Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary: Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call
FEATURED OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5410
CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
GPS : Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Available Colors: White Frost, Black Mist
BATTERY: Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
MISC: SAR US 0.85 W/kg (head) 1.55 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.42 W/kg (head) 0.54 W/kg (body)
TESTS Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 3.352:1 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker: Voice 70dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 77dB
Audio quality: Noise -82.5dB / Crosstalk -81.5dB
Other features:- Wireless charging (market dependent)
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
- Air gestures
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
- YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Samsung Galaxy S4 was officially announced on March 2013. The expected release date is on April 26th, 2013.