After closely guarding the secret entrusted to him, the messenger from Samsung, Jeremy, has opened the box to reveal the most anticipated handset of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is finally official and the company claims it is “A life companion for a richer, simpler life”.
The official specs show that many of our earlier reports about the Galaxy S IV are apparently true. Like we mentioned, there are two versions of the Galaxy S IV, one only for America and the other for the rest of the world. The US version will feature a 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T processor while the rest of the world will get a Galaxy S IV with the 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor.
The Galaxy S IV features a Super AMOLED 4.99 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The phone which looks almost identical to the previous Galaxy S III, has a larger and sharper display. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S IV is made out of polycarbonate plastic, which has managed in keeping the device very light at 130g.
The Galaxy S IV, as expected, has a 13 megapixel camera with Auto-focus and zero shutter lag. The device has a decent 2 megapixel front facing camera to support video calls. The smartphone runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS and has Samsung’s traditional TouchWiz Nature UI. The handset has a battery of 2600 mAh, which it claims wouldn’t drain so fast.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S IV:
- 4.99 inch Super AMOLED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
- Exynos 5 Octa processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 in US)
- 2 GB RAM
- PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU (Adreno 320 in US)
- 16/32/64 GB internal memory
- microSD slot up to 64 GB
- 13 megapixel rear camera
- 2 megapixel front facing camera
- Google Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 2600 mAh battery