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Samsung Galaxy S 4 U.S. launch starts later this month


News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 17, 2013.

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will arrive at all the major carriers in the United States, and Samsung today confirms that the launch of its flagship Android smartphone will begin in April. Carriers will share individual release dates, but Samsung says that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, and C Spire are among the providers who will offer the Galaxy S 4. As expected, big box retailers Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Staples, Target, and Wal-Mart will sell the device in stores.

The Galaxy S 4 is packed with features that we covered at the Android 4.2 smartphone's March unveiling, including several new software options and impressive hardware specifications. It also supports Samsung's KNOX and SAFE initiatives aimed at securing the device for enterprise purposes.

UPDATE
We're still awaiting confirmation from carriers on these exact dates, which will probably be announced in the next few days. We'll update this post as more announcements are made.
- T-Mobile will offer the Galaxy S 4 online beginning April 24 for $149.99 down payment
- Sprint will offer the Galaxy S 4 beginning April 27 for $249.99
- U.S. Cellular will offer the Galaxy S 4 in four weeks for $199.99

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Product Specifications

- 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
- 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 13 Megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
- 2 Megapixel front camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
- 16/ 32 User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
- 2GB RAM
- 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
- Battery 2,600 mAh
- Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC
- Video Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
- Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
- Sensors: Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer,vTemperature & Humidity, Gesture

Additional Features
- Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,
- Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)
- Samsung WatchON to control TV with IR Blaster
- High Touch Sensitivity (Glove friendly)
- Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
- Samsung KNOX enterprise solutions

Connectivity
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
- GPS / GLONASS
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
- IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

 
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