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Samsung Announces the Galaxy S4 Smartphone

By Norman Chan

Discuss Samsung's Galaxy S4 announcement here!

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S4 smartphone at its Unpacked 2013 event in New York. They're calling the phone a Life Companion, and confirmed rumored features such as eye-scrolling and a 1080p 5-inch screen.

Watch the livestream below, and chime in with your thoughts in the comments.

Notable details from the announcement:

  • A slimmer design than the GS3, with a larger screen: 133x68x8mm, weighs 130 grams. (GS3 was 137x71x8.6mm, weighing 133 grams)
  • 5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen
  • Worldphone that will work on all network frequencies
  • 3G, 4G LTE, up to Hexaband
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 13MP camera on the back, 2MP camera on the front
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16-64GB models, with microSD slot
  • New IR gesture and temperature/humidity sensors
  • 2,600mAh battery
  • Dual-camera record function that lets you record two videos (or photos) at once, inserting video from the front-camera into the the one from the back camera. The insert can be removed as well.
  • Sound clips can be recorded and associated with photos.
  • Drama shot: shoots 100 photos in 4 seconds to merge.
  • Eraser function: shooting multiple photos in quick succession to remove moving objects from the scene.
  • Adapt Display: screen adjusts based on what you are viewing and in what conditions you're in.
  • Samsung Smart Switch: pc software for transferring data to the GS4 (including iPhone)
  • Samsung Knox: separate mode for the phone to split work and personal information.
  • Dual Video Call: video calling with both cameras, with annotation support.
  • Smart Scroll/Pause: the front camera sees your eyes, and will automatically pause videos when you're no longer looking at the screen.
  • Tilt the phone to scroll through documents and web pages.