When AT&T announced a date to pre-order Samsung’s latest last week, the internal storage variants of the Galaxy S4 coming to the carrier and their respective prices were unknown. Now the mobile operator has offered a few more details about said charges and revealed that it will (at least initially) bring the 16GB and 32GB versions to its 4G LTE network.
The smartphone was reined in with grand ceremonial cheer on March 14. It retains a lot of the core design elements that the company has in mind for the line, and looks quite a bit like the GS3. But the attributes it offers are a huge step up from the last in the series. In that respect, it has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441ppi and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Running the show will be a 1.9GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor, which takes the fight to the HTC One. There will also be a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos CPU for the variant that hits certain other regions across the globe, possibly those where LTE has not yet caught on quite as much as it has in countries like the US.
On the back is a 13MP primary camera with a ton of attractive features, both hardware and software. This snapper is capable of auto focus and flash, and has no shutter lag, in addition to a BSI sensor. On the front is a 2MP webcam, also with zero shutter lag, which can record video in full HD at 30fps.
Internal memory variants offered by the South Korean manufacturer include 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity with a microSD card slot that can jack it up by another 64GB. 2GB of RAM keeps everything going as it should, while a 2,600mAh battery has been padded in for good measure, but is only slightly larger than that found on the LG Optimus L7 II Dual.
On the software front, buyers will have a lot more to get excited about. Besides Smart Scroll and Smart Pause for use when reading material or watching videos, the device will include some Note-like functionality with Air View and Air Gesture.
S Voice Drive lets users activate commands by speaking to the phone while driving, and S Translator helps while in a foreign land. Coming to the camera enhancements, users will be able to take photos using both lenses with a picture-in-picture format. Meanwhile, a dual video call can be made using the rear camera as well.
The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will hit AT&T for $199.99, while the 32GB model will be made available for $249.99. Both will require people to get themselves a 2-year contract with the carrier.