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During an event in New York City Thursday night, Samsung finally revealed its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV. The new device features a large, high-resolution screen and a slimmer profile. Additionally, Samsung announced a large number of new features that come packed into the Galaxy S IV.
"Life is a journey," said Samsung's J.K. Shin during the Galaxy S IV event. "What we want is a device that can join us on that journey."
The Galaxy S IV features a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen at 441ppi, nestled in a slick, polycarbonate frame. The edges of the device feature a shiny chrome-look, and the device measures only 7.9mm thick. Samsung repeatedly stated the new smartphone has "less to hold, yet more to see."
The camera of the Galaxy S IV played a large role in Samsung's presentation. The rear-facing camera is 13 mega-pixels, while the front-facing camera is 2MP. Dual Camera allows the user to capture both images and video from both cameras at the same time, even blending the photos together or taking three-way video calls.
Samsung also highlighted a number of ways the Galaxy S IV can be used to share and communicate, including the S Translator, which provides audible language translation on the fly. Group Play allows multiple Galaxy S IV users to enjoy music and media together without the need for a WiFi or cellular connection.
While there was a rumor last week which stated the Galaxy S IV would allow for scrolling using only eye movements, this turned out to be mostly false. Smart Pause will freeze video if the user looks away from the screen, while Smart Scroll will scroll through text or browsers by tilting the device slightly.
The Galaxy S IV will ship this April in 16GB/32GB/64GB sizes, in either white or black finish. Samsung stated the smartphone will be available through 327 carriers in 150 countries.
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