Launched, Samsung GALAXY S4 Price in India Rs 41500. Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, powered by 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM. Has 13 MP Rear camera.
Is 41,500 INR too high for a smartphone? Actually it’s in League with Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One. That said, the much awaited Android flagship of the year, Samsung GALAXY S4 has finally reached Indian stores.
Launched hours back, at a Delhi event, Samsung Galaxy S4 India version is the first smartphone to feature an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. Notably, the octa-core variant has been made available in India at the same time as Europe and the rest of the world; this is not the same as the quad-core GALAXY S4 available in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has 2 GB of RAM. The Galaxy 4 runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) (Android fans will love this).
Samsung GALAXY S4 has dual cameras — a 13 MP main auto focus camera with Flash support and a 2 MP front camera for video calling.
Samsung GALAXY S4 storage includes the 16 GB internal storage, and an additional support for up to 64 GB via a microSD card slot.
Samsung GALAXY S4 has a 2600 mAh battery, which appears a bit less for the specs. Although, Samsung claims that it consumes 14% less power than its earlier flagship the GALAXY S3.
Availability of Samsung GALAXY S4 in India:
Priced at Rs 41,500, the handset is expected to start retailing today. Samsung also clarified that it will roll out a Samsung Galaxy S4 4G-LTE compliant variant in India by the end of the year.
Special Offers on Samsung GALAXY S4:
The smartphone will ship with special offers from Vodafone, that will offer freebies worth Rs 12,000, which includes unlimited internet (with FUP), 3000 local and STD voice minutes, and 750 local and national SMS for a period of 6 months. You can also purchase the S View Cover (interactive smart cover) for Rs 1800.
The Samsung GALAXY S4 is available at online stores for pre-order today. The colour options are Black Mist and White Frost. Other colour options to be released later in the year.
Samsung GALAXY S4 Specs (India version):
5″ Full HD Super AMOLED (1080×1920), 441 ppi, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Talking of display, Samsung Galaxy S4 has been praised for its display. Most reviews call it the best display from Samsung. The display is really good and natural, unlike the AMOLEDs on its previous handsets.
Quad-band 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz), quad-band 3G (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz); 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) support.
1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor – Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 SoC Processor, with four 1.6GHz Cortex A15 cores and four 1.2GHz Cortex A7 cores packed on a single chip.
PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit, A separate GPU means less load on processor)
2 GB of RAM
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
16/32/64 GB internal storage
microSD support for up to 64 GB
13 MP rear camera with Auto Focus, Flash and Zero Shutter Lag
2 MP front-facing camera, Full HD recording @30fps
Camera Features Samsung GALAXY S4:
Dual Camera, Drama Shot(sequential collage), Animated photos (motion GIFs), Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports. Among its long list of new camera features is the Sound & Shot which can take up to 9 seconds of sound.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Connectivity Options: Wi-fi, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0.
Other features Samsung GALAXY S4:
Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature and Humidity, Gesture sensors, Group Play, Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON, Samsung WatchON, S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice Drive, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX (B2B only).
Exciting Samsung GALAXY S4 Features:
1) S Translate supports up to 10 international languages, and lets you convert from text to text or speech, and vice versa.
2) WatchON function turns your handset into an IR TV remote
3) Group Play lets you to stream the same music simultaneously on up to 8 phones. Supports multiplayer gaming.
4) Samsung Smart pause that pauses videos when you look away from the screen. But this particular feature, also present in Samsung Galaxy Grand, works not that perfectly.
Physical Dimenstions of Samsung Galaxy S4:
5.5″ (l)x 2.7″ (w) x 0.3″ (7.9 mm)(d), weighs 130 grams (is lighter than Samsung Galaxy S3).
Battery: 2600 mAh
Available colours: Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in India in two colours — Black Mist and White Frost. Other colours for Samsung Galaxy S4 will be rolled out later this year.