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Samsung has introduced a new “Galaxy»: Galaxy S IV
Samsung has introduced a new “Galaxy»: Galaxy S IV March 15, 2013
Tens of millions of smartphones sold Galaxy S and Galaxy S II, more than 40 million sold Galaxy S III and a total of more than 100 million smartphones sold Galaxy line really is not in doubt is that these devices are very popular among the followers of the operating system Android. It is not surprising that sooner or later had to come a time when to replace Galaxy S III will have to come to a new flagship. That day has arrived. Now is the hour to find out what is actually hiding our friend Jeremy in his box. Meet the new king of the scene – Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Say at once – if you expect the revolution, then waited in vain. Galaxy S IV – this will update the already excellent smartphone that is so fond of buyers. Samsung says that if the Galaxy S III «was inspired by nature”, the new Galaxy S IV «was inspired people.” Although similar in appearance can be seen with the naked eye, Samsung has done a great job in the device itself.
For a start, the smartphone again plastic, yes-yes plastic. And we already wrote why . Only now the texture coating is more like carbon fiber, rather than the usual gloss. Although the surface is more glossy. Next, it must be said that Samsung has decided to increase the display of the new flagship. Now it is almost a full 5-inch (4.99 inch). This uses the Super AMOLED with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, pixel density of 441 ppi (and yes, it is still a PenTile) and crazy angles – the early previews suggest that the text is read almost perfect at 90 degrees. Through the screen it seems that the size of the unit has increased, but it is not. In addition, it uses a more narrow scope of the screen, which helped to keep the current width. The thickness of the device smaller. Now it is 7.9 mm, compared to 8.9 in Galaxy S III. Unit weight decreased by 3 grams, and is now 130 g Dimensions – 136.6 mm x 69,8 mm x 7,9 mm
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Inside the updated “galaxy” can beat two different hearts. For the international version is provided with an eight-core version of the Exynos chipset Octa 5 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, and for some regions (like the same in North America) will be offering the device with a processor Snapdragon (probably 600-series) with a frequency of 1.9 GHz. In tandem, regardless of the type of processor that will work 2 GB of RAM. And the volume of non-volatile memory will be measured 16, 32 and 64 GB. MicroSD slot, nobody is going to cancel.
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The new processors and larger screen, of course, require more power, so battery Galaxy S IV increased to 2600 mAh. As for the networks, the novelty offers support HSPA + (850/900/1900/2100MHz) and LTE 4G (for a total of six different frequencies, that is, virtually all the world’s standards). Instead of an 8-megapixel camera, which is available for Galaxy S III, the updated model appeared in a 13-megapixel sensor, which also shoots video in Full HD resolution. On the front panel there is a 2-megapisklnoy peephole camera. Visually, it was slightly less than in the SGS III. In addition it should be noted support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and infrared appeared that enables you to control home appliances. In general, then, and … everything.
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So what’s the updated model should cling buyer? Soft. Only software. The company has decided to go the same way as the Apple, and all the emphasis is on TouchWiz, which is perfectly integrated into the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The company decided to invest in the Galaxy S IV only the best software that is in the GS III and devices Note, again to improve it, and in addition, it has to provide a lot of new features.
Of SGS III and in Note Galaxy S IV moved to features such as Smart Stay, Air View, AllShare Cast & Play, S Voice. All of them are now in the updated firmware. As for the new, the Samsung, for example, added S Translator, which supports 10 languages and can be integrated into applications themselves, such as email, SMS and ChatOn. The new application S Health allows better care of their way of life and health (compatible with applications such as the S Band, Body Scale and Heart Rate Monitor). Group Play application can be networked together several G IV and share between them, such as the music for her play simultaneously – get kind of surround sound, or playing together (currently only supported by two titles – Asphalt 7 and Gun Bros 2). Adaptive settings allow more smoothly adjust the screen brightness and volume, depending on the activity of the user.
As for the function Smart Scroll, rumors of which went for a long time, here it is also implemented, but not quite, as it was said earlier in the same rumors. Samsung has decided to base the function Smart Stay (recognizes faces) and give it the support of text scrolling by tilting the device. But the Smart Pause, which is also, incidentally, came out from under the wing Smart Stay, allows you to pause the video if you turn away from the device. Resume play only happens when your eyes are again focused on the screen.
Current standards dictate use the 13-megapixel camera. HTC One exception in this respect, but there is a different philosophy. Therefore, to help the Galaxy S IV show off new features, Samsung has decided to adopt some elements of its Galaxy Camera. First, it is the loopback interface. In addition SGS IV can both do double shots and shoot a double video. There is the “Picture in Picture”. Eraser function allows to remove unwanted elements from pictures and heel, Cinema Photo Shoot pictures with a moving background. The new feature allows Sound & Shot record for each picture 9 momentary audio description. Drama Shot series is designed for quick snapshots, and joins them in a GIF. Focal length of the camera – f/2.2.
If, for good, the new flagship was to get the name of the Galaxy S III Plus, or something similar. However, the Galaxy S III himself was (and still is) a very popular device, and most likely, Galaxy S IV will gain the same popularity. Overall, Galaxy S IV – is the work on the bugs and update an existing functional. The desire to make the most of Android features almost all of what he can do.
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