Thursday, March 14, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 | Life Companion is knocking it out of the park

Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacked - New York City - March 14th 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacked - New York - March 14th 2013

There is so much new going on in Samsung Galaxy S4. They call it the Life Companion


Techy, dry yet impressive improvements are:  

  1. Network: 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) : 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz
  2. Display: 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED [1920x1080] display [441 ppi]
  3. OS version: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  4. Main Camrea (Rear): 13 megapixel AF camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag BIS
  5. Sub Camera (Front): 2 megapixel camera, Full HD recording830fps with Zero Shutter Lag BIS
  6. Video: Codec: MPEG4, H 262, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC 
  7. Video Recording and Playback: Full HD1080p
  8. Audio: Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
  9. Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac [HT80], GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 [BLE], IR LED (Remote control) MHL 2.0
  10. Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, IR Geature, Temperature & Humidity
  11. Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16 / 32 / 64 GB User Memory + microSD (up to 64GB)
  12. Dimension: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm, 130g
  13. Battery: 2600mAh


Those fancy features could lead to the following applications:
  1. Screen reacts to a touch through a glove
  2. You can embed yourself in a video that you are taking
  3. You can embed yourself in a picture that you are taking
  4. You can have a 3-way video call that uses both front and back cameras at the same time while also displaying the 3rd video feed on the screen
  5. S Transation: Voice to text and text to speech translation. 9 Languages
  6. Library of communication phrases in multiple languages available even without network connectivity
  7. Faster internet connection
  8. Wider range of supported connection technologies
  9. Backup and restore from any other smartphone with any other mobile OS 
  10. Air Gesture
  11. Smart Scroll / Pause: phone automatically pauses if you look away
  12. S Health: connected to exercise gadgets though many of the new sensors
  13. S Voice Drive: Voice activated handsfree operation of the maps and built in GPS
  14. Voice activated message reading and writing
  15. Drama Shot feature - 100 shots in a second lets you pick the best one
  16. Eraser: let's you pick an area from a picture and erase with one tap
  17. Air View: just like on your Samsung Note but using just your finger, not the stylus anymore
  18. Adapt Display: makes images more comfortable for your eyes to watch
  19. Story Album: automatic album creating feature - you just pick a template for a cover and for the pages and / or add text to pictures 
  20. Blurb integration: $10-$ 30 for a hardcopy album of shots from your Story Album
  21. Home Sync Device: ability to display newly takes picture at home while their being taken. 1 TB of cloud storage for your pictures and videos taken with Galaxy S4. Up to 8 users and each of them can have their own chunk of the storage. View content on a home TV in Full HD
  22. Samsung Hub: videos, games, books, learning with an intuitive magazine feature
  23. Samsung Knox: lock your device down to keep it safe - separate your phone info personal and corporate side of things. Privacy for you, security for your manager
  24. Group Play: turn up to 8 Samsung Galaxy S4 Devices into a multichannel boombox. It also allows you to share pictures and videos
  25. Accessories: S view cover (see what's happening without opening the cover), flip cover, pouch
That was an impressive Unpacking show. It's hard to pick a favorite new feature. I think I like that 1TB Home Sync the most... 

What's your favorite?


You can watch a repeat of Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacked show online. Alternative URL will also point you to YouTube.




3 comments:

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Carl Chad said...

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