Samsung's Galaxy S4 will be unveiled later today in New York. The smartphone has quickly become the most anticipated smartphone in the world, but can it live up to expectations ?
Excitement has been building over Samsung's Galaxy S4 for a good couple of months already and the wait is almost over. We've heard a great deal about the smartphone, but all of the information is unconfirmed and we hope Samsung has some surprises in-store.
Samsung will unveil the smartphone at an "Unpacked Event" in New York which begins at 7pm Eastern Time (12am UK time). The late start is due to Samsung wanting to give people the chance to get down to Times Square for the public launch party after they finish work.
Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 live up to expectations ?
What do we know about Samsung's Galaxy S4 ?
A huge amount of information about Samsung's smartphone has been leaked which has given a very good idea of what'll be included in the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Things we're pretty certain about include that the Galaxy S4 will be made from polycarbonate. Samsung stated that they prefer to use plastic (over aluminium or glass) because it's easier to produce and is actually more resilient to impact-damage.
Samsung have also released a couple of print-adverts and two teaser videos which all but confirm that the Galaxy S4 will be available in Black & White.
The specification of the Galaxy S4 is expected to include a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED touch-screen running at 1920*1080 pixels (full HD). While , it'll be powered by an Octa-core Exynos 5 processor and will have 2GB of RAM and come in a choice of either 16/32 or 64GB of on-board memory.
The smartphone is rumoured to have a 13 mega-pixel camera, while it'll come pre-loaded with Android Key Lime Pie and will support 4G LTE. While, it'll also support NFC enabling you to pay for items in-store with the smartphone.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 was leaked in a hands-on video yesterday which gave us a look at the design of the Galaxy S4. The smartphone looks very similar to the Galaxy S3, but with a larger display and the inclusion of "pimping" chrome side-skirts !
While, Samsung's smartphone is also expected to include "Eye-Tracking" technology. That'll enable you to scroll the smartphones display with your eyes alone (Smart Scroll), while video playback will pause automatically when you look away from the display (Smart Pause).
The Galaxy S4 is also thought to come with support for wireless charging which Nokia have already introduced in their Lumia range. We're hopeful that if it does include support it'll work out of the box , rather than having to purchase an additional charging accessory.
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Will It Live Up To Expectations ?
Everyone has pretty high hopes for Samsung's Galaxy S4 especially after the success of the Galaxy S3 which has sold well-over 40 million units worldwide. But can the smartphone live up to the hype ?
If everything hinted at in this article is included in the Galaxy S4 we'll be more than happy with the job Samsung has done with the Galaxy S4. We're particularly excited by Samsung's new Exynos processor, the Eye-Tracking technology and Wireless Charging support.
We're sure Samsung has a huge amount of software innovations to showcase and the inclusion of Android Key Lime Pie is very exciting. Whatever, Samsung does it won't stop the Galaxy S4 becoming a best selling smartphone with researchers predicting it'll hit 100 million sales !
3G will bring you all the details from the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S4 so stay tuned !
By Simon Thomas on 14th March, 2013