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Samsung Galaxy S4: Launched in India

Last updated on: April 26, 2013 14:54 IST

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Anil Satapathy

The phone comes with an octa core processor and is considered as the fastest handset as of now.

Samsung Galaxy S4, which is considered as the fastest phone in the world in terms of computing power as of now, has been launched in India. It has been priced at Rs 41,500.



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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first Android smartphone to feature an eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 mobile processor, clocked at 1.6 GHz and the new PowerVR SGX544MP3 graphics chip.

It has 2 GB RAM and comes in three on-board storage versions including 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Notably, the phone is considered as the most powerful phone at present as per its Antutu benchmark results; you can read our earlier story to know more.

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The Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch full HD Super Amoled display, built using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology.

Galaxy S4 is just 7.9 mm thick and it is still slimmer than the 8.6 mm thick Galaxy SIII.

In terms of weight, the Galaxy S4 measures 130 grams compared to the Galaxy S III which weighs 133 grams.

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At the back, Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and zero shutter lag features.

This camera is capable of recording full HD videos and clicking high quality images. There is also a front facing camera capable of clicking high quality self-portraits and video.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 has also something called 'dual shot' feature that allows the phone to record video and click images, as well as click two images at the same time using both cameras. For connectivity, the Galaxy S4 has high speed WiFi support, Bluetooth 4.0 and infrared LED for remote control.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a layer of the latest Nature UX as part of TouchWiz UI. For longer run time, Samsung has packed a 2600 mAh battery and will also offer an extra battery kit as part of accessories.

By default, the company has added an inductive charging chip on the back panel cover so the phone can be charged wirelessly without using an additional cover.

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