The Samsung has just revealed its Galaxy S4 few hours ago at New York, US. This is their new flagship for 2013, just 10 months from the launched of Galaxy S III. Galaxy S4 comes in 2 colours – Black Frost and White Mist.
As expected, Galaxy S4 comes with a 8 cores processor, but some region will get 4 cores instead of 8 cores, and a 13MP rear camera. All this we had seen during the last 2 weeks the leaked from China. So it’s not that excited for us, just like Apple iPhone 5 leaked last year.
For your information, just after the launched of the new Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 recommended retail price has been revised to RM 1,699, and Galaxy S3 mini dropped from RM 1,199 to RM 999.
For those who are qualified for Youth Communication Package (aka Pakej Komunikasi Belia), and haven’t claim or apply for RM 200 smartphone rebate, now is a good opportunity to get S3 with RM 1,499 and S3 mini with RM 799, both prices are after rebate.
Samsung GALAXY S4 Product Specifications
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)|
|Display||5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi|
|CPU||1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor (Dependent on market)|
|Memory||16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)
|OS||Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Camera||Rear: 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BISFront: 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS|
|Camera Features||Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video CallDrama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best FaceBeauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports|
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVCRecording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|Additional Features||Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games Story Album, S Translator, Optical ReaderSamsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)Samsung WatchONS Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health
Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Samsung KNOX (B2B only)
|Google Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)GPS / GLONASSNFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer Temperature & Humidity, Gesture|
|Dimension||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g|
Galaxy S4 is expected begin to ship in April, hopefully Malaysian can get it in the first batch. For the price, I expected it’ll be priced at RM 2,199, since previous model were the same price and Galaxy Note is RM 2,299. So I would say RM 2,199.