Somehow last night during the announcement we missed the fact that the Galaxy S4 is the first phone to feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Yeah, I know, it’s not a big thing, but tech geeks are sometimes excited by small things like this.
The Gorilla Glass 3 was announced back at CES, earlier this year, and is marketed as having Native Damage Resistance™. Of course, that’s just a bunch of words marketing people love to use. What matters is that the new glass reportedly provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Read more »
OtterBox, the popular case maker has confirmed that the company will be bringing its Defender, Commuter and Reflex cases to the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was announced yesterday. The hard covers will be available in different shades as well.
OtterBox Defender is the hardest of the three cases with a three piece hard cover, which consists of hard plastic shell covered in a silicone outer layer and comes with an integrated screen protector. Read more »
Microsoft’s Surface tablets have added a new dimension to the way we look at tablets. The Surface series of Windows tablets, which can also function as a laptop with a help of a dock has further reduced the gap between tablets and laptops.
According to a few recent reports, Microsoft has sold more than 1.5 million units of the Surface tablets. The Windows giant has managed to sell about 400,000 Surface Pro units and just over a million units of Surface RT tablets. Read more »
Do you wonder how the Times Square in New York looked during the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday? Don’t worry – Samsung has you covered. The Koreans just released a few dozen photos that should help you get a taste of the atmosphere. There are “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy” boars all over the place and a huge crowd waiting in line to enter the Radio Music Hall.
Samsung also gave us some shots of the inside and outside of the Radio Music Hall while the event was happening. Read more »
What’s a high-tech product without some equally high-tech accessories? Samsung presented a whole suite of those, though they kinda slipped under the radar at yesterday’s show. The accessories however are worth a look on their own.
The list includes the S Band pedometer, the Game Pad, a Wireless Charging Pad / Cover, an Extra Battery Kit, plus a heart rate band sensor and a Body Scale. There are also several cases such as the S View Cover, a regular Flip Cover, a classic Pouch, the Protective Cover+. Read more »
During the Galaxy S4 announcement, HTC took a few jabs at Samsung on Twitter, making fun of its announcement and calling it #theNextBigFlop.
Today, HTC’s Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho continued the sophomoric display of jealousy in a statement made to hype their new HTC One flagship. Read more »
Samsung has posted the first Galaxy S4 promo video on YouTube. As usual the clips goes through the phone’s design, software and hardware perks, and does so with a catchy background music and a patterned background to match the pattern of the smartphone itself.
We get to see Air View, which lets you hover a finger over the screen and get a thumbnail preview pop up. Smart Pause, which can monitor if your eyes move away from the screen and pause a video for you. See the S4 operated with gloves and much more. Read more »
It takes some guts to stand up to the big guy and call his work a flop. And bravery is usually to be admired. But it takes a bit more than bravery to classify the next big thing from the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer (your competitor) as #TheNextBigFlop, unless you are alright with people taking your comment for an arrogant sign of a deeply rooted inferiority complex.
Whatever the reason, HTC, or rather the PR people behind HTC Twitter account did just that by calling today’s Galaxy S4 announcement #TheNextBigFlop. Read more »
We got the chance to snap a few shots with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera at the smartphone’s announcement event in New York and are rushing to share them with you guys.
To get the formalities out of the way the Galaxy S4 has a new 13 MP snapper on the back complete with a single LED flash. The camera can produce stills of 4128 x 3096 resolution. There’s autofocus, simultaneous video and image recording, image stabilization among other things. Read more »
The Galaxy S 4 is now official, and Samsung has set its eyes on the Android throne once again, ambitiously aiming to beat the records set by the Galaxy S III.
The competition for Samsung this year is a lot tougher than it was in 2012, though. Early in the year, Sony unveiled the breathtaking Xperia Z and set up the rules of the 5″ smartphone game. Then came in HTC with the really sllek One, boasting an amazing display and an interesting camera offering. How will the Galaxy S4 stack up?
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The Galaxy S4 has no shortage of cool new features, but undoubtedly one of the most interesting among them is the updated version of the S Health app the company launched last year.
In its latest version, S Health will be taking advantage of the specialized sensors found in the Galaxy S4, namely the built-in pedometer, temperature and humidity sensors. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement event ended was minutes ago but you can already relive the glorious moment.
Being the good YouTubers that they are, SAMSUNGmobile have uploaded the video for everyone to watch again and again. Read more »
With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 aiming to take the throne on which the Galaxy S III once sit, every owner of the former flagship must wonder if the upgrade is worth it.
After all, the Galaxy S 4 looks awfully similar to its predecessor, so is there more to Samsung’s latest flagship than meets the eye? Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 curtains are now officially open and this means its time to see the company’s 2013 flagship from up close.
Naturally, our cameras are aimed directly at the Galaxy S 4 and all of its 5″ Super AMOLED HD glory. We urge you to go past the break and take a look at all our Galaxy S 4 live photos gathered in one place for your convenience. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is just hours away from going official but we’ve already seen its screen, camera samples, benchmarks, heck we even read a full review.
Now the smartphone has even been given the teardown treatment. With the needed tools on tap and a camera with which to capture every single body part in detail it168 members walked us through the entire process. Read more »