Samsung Galaxy S 4 review posted early, new sub-pixel arrangement confirmed
posted by Nick T. / Mar 14, 2013, 1:31 PM
We're pretty sure that whoever posted this detailed Samsung Galaxy S 4 review shouldn't have done so, yet they did, presumably in order to rake up some page visits ahead of the smartphone's official announcement. Unfortunately, all of it is in Chinese - a language we're not fluent in, yet good thing that we have Google Translate to rescue us.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 specs, including the use of a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC running at 1.8GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. The main camera is also said to be of 13 megapixels, just as we expected.First of all, the review confirms a number of
But here's where it starts to get really interesting. Close-up photos of the smartphone's 5-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED HD screen reveal that a new sub-pixel arrangement is in use - an arrangement that has not been present on any other Samsung display. What's the benefit from all that will be known with certainty in a few hours, but our guess is that it might have something to do with that fancy new PHOLED technology we've been hearing about.
The reviewer also confirms the presence of an infrared blaster on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 - a feature we saw not long ago on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Basically, it allows one to use the smartphone as a remote control for their TV or home entertainment system. We won't be surprised if there's a dedicated TV guide application available on the Galaxy S 4, made to recommend channels and TV shows and capable of switching to the channel currently running that content.
Interestingly, there is no wireless charging present on the Samsung Galaxy S 4, according to the review. That becomes evident from the photo of the smartphone placed on a wireless charging pad with its battery clearly not charging up.
More about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be known in just a few hours. The smartphone's official announcement is scheduled to begin at 7PM Eastern time so stay tuned for our coverage!
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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that escalated quickly ...
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:32 PM 1
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does anyone else see (especially in 4th and 5th pic) the GS4 seems a bit dimmer as compared to S3 and we all know S3 is already pretty dim when compared to LCDs
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:48 PM 11
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Really disappointed by the lack of wireless charging on these new devices. Nokia must have been ahead of its time in this department or Manufacturers aren't taking it seriously (HTC only on Verizon devices?). It really is a good innovation. The galaxy S 4 is nice, but still not perfect. I would like new materials and design, until then I'll favor the HTC One.
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:37 PM 11
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they''ll proabably have a back cover that has wireless charging calm down
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 2:23 PM 0
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For under $30 you can pick up a wireless receiver and a Palm charging pad and if you look harder you can find kits for less. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pal
m-Touch-Stone-Wireless-Charger-Dock-Set-work-with-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Note-2-PT-/400424478483?pt=AU_MobilePhon eAccessories&hash=item5d3b28a7 13
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 2:45 PM 0
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You're right, wireless QI charging is a feature that's worth it's salt, and I have no clue why Samsung decided to omit something useful that is relatively easy to impliment. Power charging sleeves do offer that capability, but it's a pain if that feature is not built into your device...
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 2:55 PM 0
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Thing is we really don't know, this is not an actual s4 finished unveiled handset,the model unveiled tonight may well have wires less charging
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 2:58 PM 2
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Xperia Z !!
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:38 PM 8
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I usually don't care about viewing angles, but the xperia Z screen really disappoints in that aspect.
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:41 PM 11
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Man that gs4 screen looks like it's going to be amazing! Can't wait to see how the phone performs.
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posted on Mar 14, 2013, 2:41 PM 2
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