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Samsung Galaxy S4 new features

Here's the new features of the Samsung galaxy S4

By David Court, PC Advisor UK
March 15, 2013 10:31 AM ET
Galaxy S 4
Samsung Galaxy S 4

PC Advisor UK - The Samsung Galaxy S4 has now officially been launched. Here's where we take a look at some of the Samsung Galaxy S4's new features. See Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Full HD screen and Exynos 8-core processor: specs, details, release date.

High-end Android smartphones are becoming very similar in terms of the specs they are packing. It's obvious to see that a smartphone's features are now as important to potential buyers as specs. Samsung has always made a big deal about equipping it's flagship phone with excellent new features, and the Galaxy S4 is no different. See Samsung Galaxy S4 specs: confirmed.

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Anyway, that's enough guff for now. Let's get stuck right into the Samsung Galaxy S4's new features. Take a look at Samsung Galaxy S4 price in UK too.

Samsung Galaxy S4 new features

'Dual Camera': so you can take simultaneous photos and videos using both the rear and front cameras, then blend the pictures together

See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 official images and design.

 
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'Story Album': curates content, such as SNS posts, memos, location and weather information, as well as photos and videos, to create a photo album which is personalised around your timeline of special occasions and events

'Group Play': means you can enjoy music, photos and games with those around you, without requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal

'Samsung Smart Pause': so you can control the screen using your eyes

'Air View': allows you to hover with your fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it

'Air Gesture': so you can change a music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand

'S Health' software: empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information through a range of accessories

The S4 is also light (130g) and slim (7.9mm), with a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that has 441ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in two colours - Black Mist and White Frost.

The real beauty of the phone is its highly crafted design, encompassing a large screen size and battery, and a minimised bezel, all housed in a light (130g) and slim (7.9mm) shape. Slimmer than its predecessors, there's less to hold yet more to see. Available in two colours - Black Mist and White Frost - at launch, a variety of additional colour options will be available later this year.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IM division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: "At Samsung, we are restless about innovation, and are constantly striving to create unique experiences for our customers that will transform their lives. The Galaxy S 4 does just that. We have listened to what consumers around the world want and taken the intuitive technology from the Galaxy S III a step further. Combining this with superior hardware has led us to develop the Galaxy S 4, the ultimate smartphone inspired by our customers."

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