Photo courtesy: Samsung
New York: Behold, the D-Day is here! The world has anticipated and waited much for this day to witness the launch of Samsung’s new smartphone, the Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4, the much looked-forward to smartphone from the South Korean giant is all set for a launch on Thursday, March 14 at the year’s first event of Unpacked Event 2013, in New York, at 7:00 pm EST.
For the launch, Samsung has also reportedly prepared a huge public five Live streaming of the event at Times Square.
Earlier during the week, Samsung Mobile US released a shadowy image on its twitter account and hinted the launch date with its update, "The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun. Who’s ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14?".
The shadowy image of the Galaxy S4 showed that it was very similar to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, just slightly bigger.
Much has been said about the Samsung Galaxy S4 as it is regarded as the phone that will take on the apple iPhone 5. Moreover, earlier leaked reports said that new Galaxy smartphone is set for a major screen upgrade that would make it the most high-definition mobile in the market.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launch at 7:00 pm EST in New York, fans in Europe (London/England) can watch it Live at 11:00 am (GMT). Those in western Europe (Berlin) can watch it at 12:00am March 15th (GMT+1).
However, fans in Asia and India will be able to experience it Live on the morning of 15th March.
For Galaxy fans in India, the launch timing is 4:30 am, 15th March (GMT 5.30)
So, here is a look at some of the major specifications of Samsung Galaxy SIV as reported.
Display: 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED FULL HD resolution (1080 x 1920 display with a 480ppi pixel density)
Screen: Multitouch with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection and TouchWiz UI
Operating System: Android 4.2.1
Processor: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Memory: 16GB internal, expandable to 64GB with microSD card.
Camera: 13 MP with LED flash with 2.1 MP front camera
Video: 1080p video recording
Supports: 2G Network with GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
: 3G Network with HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
: 4G Network LTE