The release date in the UK has been a popular subject of late, but now it has finally been confirmed. The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date in the UK is 27th April 2013 (this changed as of 16 April 2013). See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on review.
Samsung Galaxy S4 release date - 27 April 2013
At an interesting launch event held in New York’s Radio City, Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 and highlighted the smartphone’s key features via a specially (and badly) written play that was performed and streamed via YouTube to the world. Take a look at Replay of the launch event video to find out just how weird it all was. Take a look at Samsung Galaxy S4 price in UK too.
Notable Samsung Galaxy S4 specs include a new 5-inch full HD screen, boasting 441ppi; a 13MP rear-facing camera; a powerful new 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor; the S4 now features an Infrared sensor too; while making the device lighter and thinner.
However, these specs are pretty standard for a modern high-end Android smartphone. Where the Samsung Galaxy S4 really hopes to distinguish itself from the competition is with it new features. The most impressive Samsung Galaxy S4 new features were the dual camera mode; Group Play for sharing music, photos, and game with those around you; eye controlled Smart Pause; as well as the new Air features that lets you control the phone without physically touching the phone. See Samsung Galaxy S4 new features. to find out more.
Samsung Galaxy S4 release date rumours from before the launch
Contune reading for our Samsung Galaxy S4 release date rumour round-up. You can see just how close the online rumours/leaks actually were.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is painfully close now, an official Samsung Unpacked event has been announced and S4 specs and blueprints are leaking left, right and centre. This is the one place you need to keep track of the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, leaks and rumours. See Samsung Galaxy S3 mini review. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 launch: live coverage.
Samsung has an official unpacked event coming up on the 14 March. It is here where Samsung will launch its new flagship smartphone and announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date.
Last week Samsung’s press team sent out invites to members of the technology press to its New York event taking place on Thursday with the wording “READY 4 THE SHOW” [above]. It hardly takes a genius to work out that its suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched at the event.
We will be covering the event with a Live Blog of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, and will bring you all the latest specs, price and S4 release date news as soon as it is announced. So make sure you visit PC Advisor on Thursday for all of the latest Galaxy S4 news. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 launch: live coverage.
Samsung Galaxy S4 rumours
Recently there has been a huge increase in Samsung Galaxy S4 leaks and specs rumours. Whether this is a top-down marketing strategy to generate interest and excitement for the new flagship Samsung smartphone, or just plain leakiness is anyone’s guess. The result is the same; people want to see the Samsung Galaxy S4!
Samsung Galaxy S4 will have new TouchWiz interface - Screenshots
Screenshots have emerged that show the S4 to have a new TouchWiz interface. The real changes here are a more transparent look to the homescreen and an overhaul of the settings menu. See our Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots show new TouchWiz interface article to find out more.
Hold your horses, it's not quite as mental as it seems. There will only be one S4 really, but it will be available in a total of six variations. There are two different colour options - black or white (classic) - and these colours will be available with storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.
Leaks don’t really come much bigger than a picture leaking all of a new device’s specs, and that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday 4 March, when a screenshot surfaced on the internet showing exactly that.
The screen image [above] is three screenshots that have apparently been taken from a Samsung Galaxy S4 device while running a benchmarking app.
As PC Advisor’s Staff Writer Chris Martin says “the Galaxy S4 uses Samsung's Exynos Octa 5410 processor clocked at 1.8GHz which was announced at CES. The Exynos will be accompanied by 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. The benchmarking app also confirms that the Galaxy S4 will use a 4.99in display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, just like the Sony Xperia Z.”
He adds “Other specifications have also been confirmed including a 13Mp rear camera, 2.1Mp front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and internal storage of either 16GB or 32GB” and that the S4 will be running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
No, don’t worry, you read that correctly. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature eye tracking technology to allow eye scrolling on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The S4’s predecessor already boast some cool eye tracking technology that knew when you were looking at the phone, so it could power the screen off quicker when you weren’t, thus saving the battery.
Well now, thanks to a Samsung Employee tipping of a journalist at the New York Times, it seems that the S4 has built on the ‘Smart Stay’ technology. The feature, called Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, will apparently work by watching where your eyes are on the screen and if it sees you reading something near the bottom of a web page/email it will automatically scroll down a little bit for you.
This will be very impressive if it works seamlessly, but frustrating if it’s even slightly buggy. Either way it’s still something to look out for.
This feature was leaked on Tuesday 5th March and confirmed by screen shots on Wednesday 6th March. [Image below] The web moves fast!
Samsung Releases Galaxy S4 teaser video
In other unremarkable news, Samsung has released a Galaxy S4 teaser video this week too. Annoyingly it doesn’t confirm anything apart from the fact that there is an Unpacking event taking place on the 14th in New York and Samsung are very excited about it.
Other than that it consists of a white box with torches inside it and an annoying kid…there’s also some vague plot too. Watch it for yourself if you’re intrigued and want to find out nothing about the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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