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What We Know From Samsung Galaxy S4 Live Event

March 14, 2013

By Gilbert Falso & Paul Thomson :: 7:28 PM

Samsung announces release date for Galaxy S4 phone.Updating this as we get the news from tonight’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Live launch event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

We are tracking the event as it progresses, and so far, what we know about the new flagship handset from Samsung:

  • Thin! 7.99 mm, and weighs in at 130 grams
  • 5″ screen with 441 ppi resolution
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • LTE capability
  • Remote control functionality (infrared)
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Expandable storage with MicroSD card slot
  • Sensors for both temperature and humidity
  • Dual-shot capability. Take pictures and video at the same time from either the front or rear camera
  • Onboard translator that translates on the fly into 9 languages
  • Translates speech to text and text to speech
  • Software to create story albums for photos and videos
  • Will be carried on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Cricket
  • 20% larger battery than S III – no mention of battery life yet
  • Phone can be used with regular gloves
  • Linkable with other S IV’s in close proximity for music sharing
  • New security functionality called Knox – creates personal side, work side to the phone
  • Air gestures – interact with the screen without touching it
  • Built in fitness software compatible with Samsung mobile fitness accessories - S Band, scale, and heart rate monitor
  • Company bills phone as a “life companion”

Over for now – no availability date or price mentioned as of the end of the event.

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