It seems that the highly anticipated next generation Galaxy S series smartphone i.e. Samsung Galaxy SIV is going to hit the Indian market. The official launch date is 26th April and this isn’t any rumor. Samsung itself has clarified the official launch date by sending out invitations. The launch event is going to take place in Gurgaon. The expected official price of the smartphone is around Rs.42,000/-, while the MRP is said to be Rs.40,000/-.
However, actually the smartphone is set to be launched on 25th of this month, but it is said that due to shipment delays the launch date moved to 26th. Earlier in a post we mentioned that the smartphone would be launched on 27th April, as you can see, we were wrong, well a bit.
The device was first announced on 14th of last month in the city of New York and comes with numerous remarkable features. First off, it boasts a huge 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Full HD i.e. 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution resembling 441 ppi pixels density. Running on Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the smartphone is equipped with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI.
As for processor, we are still in doubt, however, we expect that it would have Octa-core Exynos 5 processor clocking at 1.6 GHz. In addition, there is 2 GB DDR3 RAM and PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU to make sure the apps and games run seamlessly. The rear of the device boasts a 13 Megapixel camera with Flash while at front there is a 2 Megapixel camera. Some other features of the camera are BIS sensor and Zero Shutter lag.
We have already mentioned in the former post that it is expected that in India the 16 GB variant of the smartphone would be launched followed by 32 GB and 64 GB variants. The smartphone also comes with a microSD card slot for further expansion (up to 64 GB). There are numerous connectivity features such as 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, IR LED, DLNA, microUSB v2, aGPS, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, you name it. Weighing around 130 grams, it measures dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm. it is powered by a 2600 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Key Features and Specifications:
- 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) resolution (~441 ppi pixels density)
- Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- TouchWiz UI
- 1.6 GHz Octa-core Exynos 5 processor (Expected)
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU
- 13 MP rear camera with Flash, 2 MP front camera
- 16/ 32/ 64 GB inbuilt storage, 64 GB expandable memory via microSD
- 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, IR LED, DLNA, microUSB v2, aGPS, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct
- 130 grams weight
- 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimensions
- 2600 mAh battery
Stay tuned for more updates.