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.
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
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."
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