The day has come and Samsung finally made their highly anticipated Galaxy S4 official. Prior to today’s announcement, there was an abundance of rumors, there were leaks aplenty, from still pictures to actual video demonstrations, but that didn’t stop Samsung from putting on one hell of an event, an event that felt more like a broadway show (complete with an orchestra), then just a mere smartphone announcement.
The Galaxy S4 is without a doubt, the best Android phone announced thus far. There are so many features built into this beast, from the 13-megapixel camera, the 2GB of RAM and even 64GB of internal storage on top of the traditional 16GB and 32GB options. There’s also an IR sensor for remote control functionality. Rumors of the 5-inch 1080p display (with 441ppi) were correct, however it is not the rumored SoLux or Green Pholed, instead, it’s a true HD Super AMOLED. The GS4 is being juiced by a 2600mAh battery, that will be more than enough to get you through the day, but it’s also removable so you can always swap it out if you need too.
The camera in the Galaxy S4, is perhaps one f the coolest features, mainly because of the software. Samsung’s adding some awesome new utilities, like the ability to take pictures with the rear camera, as well as the front and have them come out in one photo. This works for video too. There’s also a features called Eraser, which allows you to take several pictures and combine them in one, by removing certain elements from bad photos, like when someone walks behind, or in front of, your target.
The Galaxy S4 introduces “S Translate,” which allows users to write (or speak) in one language and then it will speak out in another language, like Chinese, Germain, French, Spanish and more. When a person speaks the other language it then translates that back to the users default language.
Like Apple, Samsung introduced a sort of iCloud feature, called Home Sync, that syncs pictures, videos and other content immediately after taking them.
The Galaxy S4 will be available by the end of April and will come with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro or the Samsung Exynos 5 Octo-core, depending on region.