Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone: By the numbers

Now that the Galaxy S4 is official, let's take a closer look at where this device fits in the mobile market.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

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.

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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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