Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone: By the numbers

Summary:Now that the Galaxy S4 is official, let's take a closer look at where this device fits in the mobile market.

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Expectations have been sky high for the Samsung Galaxy S4, almost to unprecedented levels -- at least for any device not coming out of Apple these days.

See also on CNET: Full coverage of Samsung Galaxy S4 launch | Live blog from the Samsung Galaxy S4 event in NYC | Hands-on review

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Being that it was unveiled at a grandiose presentation in New York City on Thursday, Samsung executives busy boasting fancy specs.

But based on the numbers alone, the S4 initially looks like a standard upgrade to the "hero phone" that the S3 was for the Korean tech giant when it was released last year.

Nevertheless, let's take a closer look:

  • Full HD, Super AMOLED 5-inch display with 441 pixels per inch
  • Measures 136.5mm long by 70.6mm wide
  • Weighing 130 grams
  • 3G and 4G LTE
  • Supports downloads up to 100Mbps and uploads of 50Mbps
  • 2GB of LPDDR RAM
  • Storage options: 16, 32 and 64GB of internal storage possible
  • Supports up to 64GB of external storage via microSD card
  • 2,600mAh removable battery
  • Two cameras: 13-megapixel on the back and 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Can take shoot more than 100 shots in four seconds
  • S-Translator supports nine languages with 3,000 useful phrases ready
  • Will be available with 327 carriers across 55 countries

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S4 (photos)

But what about the numbers we don't know? Perhaps the most important still remains a mystery: the price tag.

In confirming that it will be carrying the S4 starting in Q2, Sprint revealed that pricing will be revealed "in the coming weeks."

Images via CNET

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Samsung, Smartphones, Tablets

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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