Samsung has unveiled the next generation of the Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S 4, with touch-less features, no less.
The Galaxy S 4 lets users control the device, including scrolling or turning a page, and viewing documents, without touching. A wave of the hand over the screen scrolls through a screen and changes a song; holding a finger over the screen allows users preview content.
There is more. Users can pause a video by looking away from the screen, and scroll to the top (or bottom) of a page by looking up (or down).Users can also answer a call, or skip to the next song, by waving their hand in front of the screen. Air View lets users preview emails, photos, or even Flipboard stories by hovering a finger over the screen.
Besides, the phones are equipped with Samsung optical reader, that can recognize text, a business card or QR codes; and take actions like placing a call from a scanned card or translating text.
Galaxy S 4 Camera: The Galaxy S 4 comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera. A dual camera mode takes pictures with both the rear and front cameras simultaneously, the ‘Eraser Shot’ lets users remove objects or people from pictures, and animation shot can turn your shots into animated GIFs.
Galaxy S 4 Security: The Galaxy S 4 is a SAFE-designated device. It is the first device to include Samsung’s Knox solution, which provides mobile security at the hardware level.
Samsung Smart Switch: With the launch of the Galaxy S 4, Samsung is also introducing Samsung Smart Switch, a PC application that lets new owners transfer contacts, messages, photos, music, calendar notifications and so on, from another phone to the Galaxy S 4.
Galaxy S 4 Specifications: The Galaxy S 4 is designed with a full-HD Super AMOLED (1920 X 1080) display with 441ppi, and a 5-inch screen. The smartphone weighs 4.6 ounces, and is 7.9 millimeters thin. The Galaxy S 4 includes Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), a 1.9 GHz quad core CPU and 2GB of internal RAM. The Galaxy S 4 uses Gorilla Glass 3.0.
The Galaxy S 4 is powered by a removable 2,600 mAh battery for extended use on a single charge, with expandable memory of up to 64 GB, and 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.
Galaxy S 4 Availability: The Galaxy S 4 will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless as well as U.S. Cellular, Cricket and C Spire from April. The smartphones will also be stocked in Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart.