Are you a proud member of Team Android in search of a new phone to impress your friends with? Fear not, for Samsung is about to release the latest version of it’s flagship phone: the Samsung Galaxy S 4. It’s thinner and lighter than its uber popular predecessor and features a larger 5-inch 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) Super AMOLED screen (one which can be conveniently used while wearing gloves). The cameras have also been improved: In the front there’s a 2 megapixel shoot, while the back has a 13 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and auto focus. You can use both cameras to record video at the same time as well as make video calls using the front facing camera while using the rear facing camera to show the person you’ve called what you’re looking at (other than they’re lovely face, of course). You can even use the cameras to make animated GIFs, a feature that is sure to be beloved by anyone who would rather use pictures than words to make their point on the internet.
Other new features include a handful of new “Smart” gestures that don’t require you to contort your fingers like a game of hand Twister. Smart Pause will stop any video you’re watching if your eyes wander over to something more interesting. Using Air View, you can use your finger to give you a preview of calendar appointments, emails, imagery galleries, or videos just by hovering over them. Smart Scroll will move your screen up or down if you tilt your phone and look at the screen at the same time. There’s also WiFi 802.11ac support (to go along with the usual a/b/g/n flavors), an IR blaster for remote control access using Samsung’s WatchON service, Near Field Communication, and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE. Everything is powered by the latest version of Android.
A price hasn’t been announced yet, but you can expect the Galaxy S 4 to drop on every carrier in America (and some places abroad) in April.
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