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Samsung reveals the Galaxy S4 (photos)

Samsung steps up the heat in its continuing battle with Apple over patents, smartphones, and tablets. Take a look at its amazing accomplishment.
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By Andy Smith, Associate Editor on
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Samsung finally revealed to the world what its Samsung Galaxy S4 looks like and what it will do. Here's a look at the phone and some of the features it has to offer.

Features include:

  • 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 of50Mbps
  • 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 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
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Ryan Bidan, director of product marketing for Samsung Telecommunication America, shows off the Galaxy S4.

 

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The front of the Galaxy S4 features a metallic trim, while the back is just plastic.

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From left, the Galaxy S3, the HTC One, the Galaxy S4, and the iPhone.

 

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New eye tracking software called Samsung Smart Pause automatically pauses your video when you look away from your phone, while the Samsung Scroll will scroll the page for you when you get to the end.

 

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The S Voice  connects users to a car by Bluetooth and lets drivers make calls, send messages, and check the weather with voice commands.

 

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The camera on the back features 13 megapixels, while the one in front can take 2 megapixel shots.

 

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Its dual camera lets you capture  up to 9 seconds of audio while taking a picture. The Drama shot lets you combine all actions in the burst mode into one photo.

 

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Adapt Display automatically adjusts contrast and other factors depending on the light.

 

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Unlike Apple devices, the Galaxy S4 has a removable battery that boasts a larger capacity than the Galaxy S3, too: 2,600mAh compared with a 2,100mAh battery.

 

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The Galaxy S4 can connect to Samsung's Home Sync device. It allows content on your television to be played on the S4 with up to eight users. It has 1TB cloud storage, and lets  you transfer files and photos to your TV.

 

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Group Play lets you transfer and view or play documents, music files, photos, and other content to other Galaxy S4 handsets. It even supports multi-player games.

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Samsung has its own version of Apple's FaceTime.

 

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Screen resolution stats.

 

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The Samsung Hub is an integrated multimedia content store that offers music, videos, books, games, and learning content within a magazine-style display.

 

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The Galaxy S4's S Health fitness accessories include an S Band, Heart Rate Monitor, and Body Scale.

 

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A new Air View feature lets you hover over items on the screen to interact with them without having to actually touch the screen.

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