The handset is expected to arrive on shelves on April 27
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung is expected to make its Galaxy S4 flagship Android smartphone available in various markets around the world at the end of this month, and India might be one of those who will receive it, new reports on the matter suggest.The handset is reportedly en route to be officially launched in the country on April 25, while expected to hit shelves on April 27.
Furthermore, a recent article on ibnlive.in.com suggests that the phone will sport a MRP of around Rs 42,000 ($770 / 591 Euro), but that it will land on the market at under Rs 40,000 ($734 / 563 Euro).
Samsung made the Galaxy S4 official on March 14 as its future flagship device powered by Google’s Android operating system, and packed it with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display capable of delivering a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 441 ppi.
Furthermore, the company included a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor inside the device (though it will launch it with an 8-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU in some markets), as well as 2GB of RAM.
The specs list of Galaxy S4 also includes 16GB of internal memory, with a microSD memory card attached, offering support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.
The smartphone also packs a 2600 mAh battery inside, Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system on top, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and the usual set of sensors.
Furthermore, it arrives on shelves with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, complemented by a front camera for making video calls.
While the specs of the device are in line with what other flagship Android smartphones have to offer at the moment, Samsung managed to differentiate it by loading a variety of own-branded features on it, thus enhancing its camera features, navigation, social networking capabilities, and the like.