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Samsung Galaxy S4 & Galaxy S4 Mini, Now available in Black – Availability Details

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini, both the smartphones will be available in the Faux Black color which truly makes this phone look premium. just in case if you missed, you can get hold of the quick list of specs and features of Galaxy S4 as well as Galaxy S4 Mini. Though, compared to the original versions of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini there are no additions in the specs apart from the colour option.


Quick Specs of Galaxy S4:

  • 5″ HD Screen with HD Super AMOLED,
  • 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor,
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • Android 4.2.2,
  • 2600 mAh battery

Quick Specs of Galaxy S4 Mini:

  • 4.3″ qHD Screen with HD Super AMOLED,
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core processor,
  • 1.5 GB of RAM,
  • Android 4.2.2,
  • 1900 mAh battery

Both these devices will be showcased in the upcoming Mobile World Congress and will be available for  RUB 23,000 or $660 for Galaxy S4 Black Edition and RUB 16,000 or $460 for Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition.

Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone now comes in 5 more attractive colors which are Blue Arctic, Purple Mirage, Red Aurora, Brown Autumn and in Pink Twilight apart from Frost White and Mist Black. This new colors for Galaxy S4 are matte or pastel rather than glossy, and comes with the same shiny plastic on the edges of the device. There are no specific dates revealed and neither the geographic availability of these are mentioned. We will keep you posted about the new colors of Galaxy S4 availability very soon only on androidadvices.


Last Updated: 15 March, 2013 @ 6:54 by Amit Bhawani
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is made official, with the rumors not going wrong totally as the device has got most of what was being speculated, the 5-inch 1080p display and the processor being 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core chip or a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm based on the region we are located at. The display is similar to most of the recent competitive devices’ ones like the Sony Xperia Z, having 5-inch 1080p display with the pixel density 441 PPI and the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Unpacked event showed the device to be 7.9mm thick, and the battery packed inside the S4 would be of 2600 mAh capacity. It is going to arrive into the market from April, and the pricing would be known only then. The connectivity options that would be supported by the Samsung Galaxy S4 are WiFi 802.11ac at a/b/g/n, IR blaster for NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 2.0 support.

The 13-megapixel camera of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a f/ 2.2 aperture and autofocus, and there’s a 2-megapixel front facing camera included in the device. One of the new features in the Galaxy range is the dual-video capture mode where the videos can be captured on both the cameras simultaneously. Dual Video Call mode is another addition to the list of the new features, where the two cameras are activated when you are video calling. And as it was rumored all around a few days back, Samsung made a few advancements to the “Smart” feature bringing Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and the other features like Air View, Group Play etc.

We’ll share all the details and the actual comparisons with the best Android 1080p smartphones soon to give a better idea of whether the S4 can be called the superior of all the devices in the market or not, especially comparing with the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z.

While the March 14th is coming near by, speculations are getting hotter and hotter about the probable specs and features of this device. if we go by the latest round of specs which was revealed by the AnTuTu  Benchmarks, then Galaxy S IV I9500 is expected to come up with the below mentioned specs. You can refer to the series of rumors which are just below this confirmed specs list which are summed up below. The best part of the Galaxy S4 is the HD Screen along with the new Wi Fi standard support which is Wi Fi ac which too is available with the HTC One smartphone.

  • Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset,
  • 4.99 inches of Screen Size,
  • PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU,
  • Quad Core 1.8GHz Processor,
  • 2GB RAM,
  • PPI of 441
  • 13MP Rear Camera, 2.1MP Front Facing Camera,
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi Fi ac/ b / g/ n,
  • Jellybean 4.2 Firmware out of the Box

Two New & Important Features which would be coming up in this device are :
1. Out Touch Slide Gallery
2. Top Invisible Notification Bar

We will keep you updated with all the latest specs of Galaxy S4 as in when we get from credible sources only at Stay tuned.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone

Updated on March, 02, 2013
We at Android Advices have got a few insider tips on the upcoming Galaxy S4 Android Smart Phone which is the next flagship model from Samsung. These are confirmed for the upcoming device and would be counted as the main selling factors for the device.

  • Smart Scroll
  • Air View Touch
  • Two Camera’s work (Front and Rear) simultaneously for 360* capture
  • Qualcomm Processor
  • New type of Gallery with awesome Grouping of Photos

This clearly shows that Samsung is working on the 360 degrees features for the camera which would be a unique feature compared to their current portfolio and that could help them in making this device look superior too. Though the 360 degree outputs cannot be generally be viewed on the PC unlike a normal photo capture because it offers you with a option to zoom in and out around the location and also move around, hence it would mostly be limited to smart phone usage or special applications which allow you to render them on the PC.

It would also host the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and would also come with a better grouping of pictures in the photo gallery for the users which could be an additional feature.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Update on Feb 20 2013 : Rumors are flowing in that Samsung is going to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S IV smartphone on March 14th, the Unpacked event, although both the event and the phone’s update is not officially confirmed by the company yet. Samsung might not be sending the invitations already because of the MWC 2013 event, after which the actual invites could be sent for the event. The sources also said that the phone would go on sale from Early April, and Europe would be the first place to receive the device, followed by the Asian countries, and the US, Australia and African markets will have to wait until May/June for the availability there.

Update on Dec 26th 2012
Sam Mobile has confirmed that Samsung is working on a couple new devices, and the next flagship device from them would be the GT-I9500 model, and this probably should be the Galaxy S IV as the Galaxy Note that is being worked on, would be the GT-I5100 and Samsung is due to come up with the next Galaxy phone next year.

Model: GT-I9500
Model: GT-I9505 (Probably LTE version)

It would be interesting to see whether the phone would have the Android or TIZEN OS in it, and if its TIZEN, that should be the first handset from Samsung having the new interface.

Update on Dec 12th 2012
Update: The Samsung Galaxy S IV won’t be probably available at the CES 2013, and we are noticing that from the teaser video the company released. CNet is reporting that the teaser video has shown Samsung preparing quite a lot, but hasn’t showcased anything or concentrated much in the Mobile phone category, and so the CES could not be the time when the S4 would be unveiled. We could expect in next in the Mobile World Congress 2013.

A report from the Wall Street Journal stated that Samsung is busy in the development of flexible displays for the handheld devices, and the expectation is that this technology could come in the next upcoming Galaxy device, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S IV. There is also a speculation that the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display could be integrated into the technology where the screen could be bent without breaking. A picture on Patent Bolt showed the technology that Samsung is working on. One of the best things about the technology is that the display won’t just be bendable, but can be stretched too.

Flexible Display System for Mobiles

If Samsung includes this flexible displays into the Galaxy S4 screen, there could be nothing beating it in the near time after the launch. If it doesn’t come in any of the Galaxy devices, we could still be seeing something new and interesting from Samsung.

Update on 20th Nov 2012 –
Several rumors have come in, with a few strong ones claiming that there could be an unveiling done by the Samsung guys during the CES 2013, with the Samsung Galaxy S IV having a 4.99 inch screen, and quad-core 2.0GHz Exynos 5450 chipset. According to the Korean sources, the company is working on a device that would have those specs and at the Galaxy S4 is expected to be made public by that time, so we can connect the dots. Another expectation as seen earlier is the 13 megapixel camera, and the 1080p display.

Source: Asiae

Update on 16th Nov 2012 –
CES is nearing and we are getting to hear more and more true/false news about the products that are going to be displayed there. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected, and now with a 1080p HD display, or is it just a false rumor to keep customers interested and keep themselves away from getting the Droid DNA until the S4 is launched? We are not sure about it, but news is that Samsung is working on the displays that boast the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. One of the Korean newspapers claimed to have heard from one of the Samsung’s officials that the 1080p displays that the company is working on, would be quite thin and have a better refresh rate and a low power consumption.

Another doubt here is whether Samsung is really working on these displays for the inclusion in the Galaxy S IV or any other high-end product that might make its way into the smartphone world pretty soon. Less than 2 months left for the CES and we are excited.

Update on 13th Nov 2012 –
A camera module leaked in the wild seems to be for one of the upcoming Samsung devices, and that most probably is the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, because there are already a lot of speculations that the camera of the S4 would be a 13-megapixel one. The capture resolution was found to be 4208 x 3120 pixels and the included parameters are – 8.5(L) x 8.5(W) x 5.9(H). It’s something just found recently in one of the documents from the company, and the expected date of release of the phone is Mobile World Congress, during the last week of February 2013.

Galaxy S4 camera

Update on 06th Nov 2012 –
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to be powered by the 1080p HD LCD screen and not the AMOLED one, as what the Sam Mobile confirms. The reason being claimed is that the manufacturer hasn’t been able to prepare an AMOLED display with such a high resolution, thus would see the LCD as a better option. LCDs are said to be quite vibrant in colors, but AMOLEDs have been quite energy efficient at the same time, so both the displays have their own advantages and disadvantages. We would see it as a disappointment from many if there is no AMOLED display.

Update on 31/10/2012 –
We’ve got some news about the processor that the Galaxy S IV would be coming in with. It could have the Exynos “Adonis” 28 nanometer quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, and Samsung is testing out the processors and would be doing the mass production and that would probably be into the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the early months of 2013.
They have set the codename as Adonis, which is to mean something about the high-performance, low-power.

Keep checking out, there should be some exciting news coming soon. It’s already the end of the year!

Update on 04/10/2012 – With just over 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones sold in mere 100 days, it now seems like Samsung is working hard to come up with a much powerful smartphone which will be dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S4 rolled out in the coming months, may be in MWC 2013 or in CES 2013. For all those who had anticipated the 13MP camera in Galaxy S3, the wait for the same could just get over in Galaxy S4 as according to few leaks it shows that Samsung is working on the 13 MP camera sensor which is way powerful than compared to the incumbents. As per the leaks, the 13 MP camera if true will be capable of shooting images with 4208×3120 resolution. One can also refer to the below images for more details about the leaks. We will keep you posted on all the latest on Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone here on AndroidAdvices.


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Update on 17/09/2012 – Samsung and Apple are fierce rivals for the leadership in smart phone. The degree got hotter when the US based company launched iPhone 5 last week in response to Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2. iPhone 5 received a mixed response from its consumers and industry experts as the device lacked innovative features. But still iPhone 5 is a better smart phone launched in competition with Galaxy S III.

Presently the Samsung is the #1 manufacturer leaving behind Apple and Nokia in the race. For Samsung to be king, it required their devices like Galaxy S, S II and S III released on time to compete in market. The Samsung Galaxy S III broke the record very recently by crossing 20 million unit sales in course of 100 days since the launch beating iPhone record.

Every year we see a new Galaxy S series successor available, and the debut of Galaxy S set the tone for Samsung initially. Furthermore when Galaxy S II was launched in the market, the scenario for Samsung even got better with device topping the charts in terms of sales. And with Samsung Galaxy S III in the market, the launch event got so bigger in comparison with Apple iPhone launch events.

Samsung Electronics is planning to launch iPhone 5 killer in coming months and device should be definitely Galaxy S 4 as expected. But as we say, it could easily take another 6 months for the Korean giant to produce a device which is competitive & better in terms of hardware design and configuration.Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung is ready to launch Galaxy S4 during the world’s biggest exhibition for telecom and mobile companies to exhibit their latest development and we receive reports of Galaxy S III successor to be available at Samsung booth. The officials pointed out that their new flagship model will be released in nine months after the May 2012 debut of Samsung Galaxy S III. It will be more enough to curb the latest Apple iPhone development and device should be easily capable with the LTE network.

Samsung is king in the Asian market and it has gained a bigger market share in Europe. The only country where it got hit is the homeland of Apple i.e., United States but for Samsung that doesn’t matter as its main rival didn’t concentrate on many countries expect United States. For Samsung everything is under their control, from Super AMOLED OLED display to Exynos S4 processor, they have everything right infront of them to come out with a device with on time and they are capable deliver the number of output device within the expected time.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Specifications

The Korean giant is still to decide on what could be the exact Galaxy S 4 device looks like, whether it will include the flexible display technology or use the Super AMOLED Plus display. So far its design is kept the same with rounded corner concept but we might see some changes claimed by one of the Samsung’s local officials.

We see Samsung Galaxy S 4 certainly with better specifications and inclusion of quad core Exynos processor and better hardware configuration but nothing were released at this moment as it’s too early to comment on the device.

Market researchers and experts views Galaxy S4 a clear message to Apple as they are capable to widen its lead over Apple leaving behind the legal disputes. Samsung is expecting that it’s device will cross the 30 million unit sales in 100 days to break their record of Galaxy S III which was achieved very recently.

So what Apple is doing? US leading smart phone manufacturer is seeking a ban on 8 of the Galaxy Series Samsung which includes top sellers like Galaxy S, S II, S III, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and few more tablets. While Apple looks to take copyright infringements case to next level, nothing worries Samsung from producing Samsung Galaxy S4. [Some Info via koreatimes]



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