The release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just around the corner and many fans are excited for this new phone. It has a powerful 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip with 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch Super AMOLED display.
However, what excites fans more than the specifications and attractive appearance are the features that Samsung includes on this device. To say that it was packaged would be an understatement. It looks like Samsung has ditched everything but the bus inside their new flagship smartphone.
As a result, we have the most unique features ever on a single phone.
Samsung introduced its own translation app which allows a user to speak one language and the phone will translate it into another. Currently, supported languages include French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese. Translation tools are also built into email and chat, making this a great business phone choice especially if you are dealing with an international community.
For the health enthusiasts out there, this could be an interesting feature. S Health is a health tracking app that uses the Galaxy S4’s custom sensors. Like some Fitbit devices, this app acts like a pedometer that keeps track of the number of steps you take. However, it takes a little further. Through the sensor, it is also able to measure the temperature and humidity of the room. It can also work with third-party devices such as blood pressure monitors and glucose meters via Bluetooth. This gives users a good idea of their overall health. Samsung is also planning to launch the S Band pedometer, which will certainly work with this feature.
Group Play is a feature that allows you to share files via Bluetooth or NFC. It can share photos, videos, documents, and music, which is great for collaboration purposes. But what can really impress more fans is allowing multiple devices to play the same music simultaneously. Just imagine. A room full of people playing the same song at the same time. You get instant surround sound.
The first feature that Samsung introduced in the Galaxy S4 is the Smart Scroll Utility. This allows users to scroll up or down by simply tilting their phone. The second is what they call Air Gesture. This feature also allows you to scroll content but instead of tilting it, you just hover over the screen without touching it. Finally, what Samsung also demonstrated on the Galaxy S4 is an eye tracking feature called Smart Pause. This feature automatically pauses the video once it detects that your eyes are no longer glued to the screen. It then automatically resumes playback once it deems your eyes to return to the screen.
Cool camera trick
Samsung upgraded the Galaxy S4’s camera to 13 MP. But other than the higher megapixels, it’s the cool things you can do with it that might make you buy it. First is Cinemagraph. This lets you take photos with about 9 seconds of audio. Second is the photo book feature, which provides users with smart categorization options to make it easier to group pictures together and create an instant photo book. Thirdly, Samsung also demonstrated their dual-shot feature. This allows users to take pictures of themselves through the front camera while taking pictures of what is in front of the rear camera. The image from the front camera can then be overlaid in front of the image captured from the rear camera.
This is a sophisticated phone loaded with features. It may not blow your mind, but the Galaxy S4 is definitely at the top of its class.