Samsung has finally unveiled the next in their line of globally available smartphones, the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 on board, making it the most up to date Android phone that isn’t a Nexus, but still packed with the latest from Samsung. Samsung is making the Galaxy S4 available in Black Mist and White Frost on all four of the major US carriers as well as most of the major international carriers.
Samsung has created what is essentially two phones here. There’s the Exynos based Octo-Core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and the Snapdragon based Quad Core 1.9GHz processor. These two chipsets are expected to behave differently, but performance is supposed to be similar for most tasks between two chipsets. Regardless of which processor your carrier wind up with, your Galaxy S4 will also be packing 2GB of RAM and either 16, 32, or 64GB of storage depending on which model you purchase. Both the 2600mAh battery and the microSD slot are accessible though the removable rear panel, and the microSD slot can support up to 64GB. On the other side of that removable panel you’ll find a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution at 441ppi, coming out just under the HTC One’s 468ppi at 4.7-inches.
The 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera are certainly the high end of what is now considered pretty standard fare, but the software that drives this technology is brand new. Samsung is placing a premium on the ability to use both cameras at once. Whether you are video chatting, taking a photo, or recording video, you’ll be able to use both cameras simultaneously. The front camera alone also gets some special treatment, being capable of 1080p video at 30FPS.