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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4



The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally unveiled. Can it live up to the hype as the successor to last year's S3 which is the world's most popular Android phone?

The S4 features Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a 1920x1080 resolution. The U.S. version will had a quad core Qualcomm 1.8 GHz processor. 

The rear-facing 13 megapixel camera has autofocus, flash and no shutter lag. The front facing camera is 2 megapixels and can record a full HD video.

New features include the AirGesture and AirView, where you use the motion of your hands to scroll, browse, and answer a call. Just hover over the phone to dial a number, even with your gloves on.

The color choices are black or white, with memory configuration of 16GB, 32GV or 64GB, and a microSD car slot for up to 65GB.

Gizmodo has a hands-on look at the new smartphone. And CNet takes a look at its software. Are all the new features amazing? Maybe not.

What does it look like inside the S4? Someone in China opened one up. Here's a breakdown. Literally.

[Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:29pm]


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