Samsung is all-set to announce its new flagship phone, Galaxy S4, on March 14. The S4 is likely to dominate the tech news for the next few days as it is one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2013 which has successfully transitioned Samsung from a boring phone maker to one of the premier brands in the world, reports BI.
By and large everyone is curious to know about the phone and what is in store. Hence have a look at the certain features offered by S4 which could possibly turn the device to be hype in the mobile market.
#8 Big screen
When measured diagonally, the phone will have 5-inches. According to the sources, the last flagship phone, Samsung Galaxy S III measured 4.8 inches diagonally which doesn’t make a big difference. The reason behind choosing 5-inch screen for the device is mainly because the company sold fair amount of 5-inch Galaxy Note, which gives an idea that most of the users prefer bigger screen for their phones.
#7 Plastic with aluminium sides
According to various reports, the S4 case will be made out of plastic which would be cheaper compared to iPhone or HTC’s latest phone, HTC Butterfly. The company has decided to make it plastic coated because it’s lighter, easier to make and comparatively cheaper in price.
#6 LCD screen, not AMOLED
Even though, Samsung is the leading OLED display maker, Sam Mobile, Samsung-focused blog reports that the company will be going with a LCD display for S4. Besides, it was also reported that the company was struggling to make full HD AMOLED displays.
#5 Eye-tracking or Head-tracking software
Samsung has designed some sort of eye-tracking or head tracking software which lets you scroll pages solely with your eyes. For instance, when you reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically load up additionally content. The company has attempted to bring out a lot of gesture based software which finally resulted in mixed results.
#4 Runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Samsung has planned to rely on Android latest version OS, 4.2, Jelly Bean which came out in November 2012.
#3 Touchless gestures
Instead of regular taps and swipes, Galaxy S4 can be controlled by touchless gestures. For instance, you can answer the call just by holding it up to the ear when it rings rather than tapping the “answer” button.
#2 Camera- 13 Megapixel
Even though there are a ton of megapixels, if the software doesn’t go well with the megapixels, then the images captured will be blurred. By and large, the camera is expected to be great in S4 with 13- megapixel. The device will have its own Photo Sphere panorama mode camera alternative, known to be Samsung Orb. It is also rumored that the S4 could also offer 3D support for pictures and videos.
#1 Samsung deal with Visa
Using Near Field Communication (NFC) chips, it is easier to make credit card payments. The NFC chips allow for wireless transmission of information. In this scenario, Samsung got a deal with Visa which will be implemented with S4, where Samsung will have access to Visa’s PayWave system, which lets upload credit card information and pay for matters by tapping on a special pad on the phone.