Samsung launches Galaxy S4

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The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs.41,500

Samsung Galaxy S4Photo: Monica Tiwari.
Samsung Galaxy S4Photo: Monica Tiwari.

Samsung, on Friday, launched its much-awaited Galaxy S4 in India with a price tag of Rs.41,500. The phone was showcased in New York last month.

“At Samsung, we are committed to innovation and to our consumers...we are proud to announce the launch of our flagship device and the much-awaited, Samsung Galaxy S4,” Samsung Electronics President and CEO (South West Asia) B. D. Park told reporters here.

Fourth generation

The fourth generation of the popular Galaxy range of phones, S4, features a five-inch full HD super AMOLED touch-screen, 13 megapixel back and 2MP front camera and supports 3G networks. It comes with two processors, 1.6 GHz quad core processor and 1.2 GHz quad core processor.

The device, which runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, will go on sale on Friday. It will be available at the Samsung Premium Brand Stores in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai on Friday and pan-India thereafter.


Asked about the competition Samsung is facing from local manufacturers which are offering smartphones with similar features at a lower price point, Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Head Vineet Taneja said, “I can assure you that none of the stuff that we spoke about on S4 is actually available easily in other smartphones.” A new feature included in phone is ‘Smart Pause’ where users can pause a video just by looking away from the screen.

It also has ‘Air View’ feature that allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an e-mail, image gallery or video without having to open it.

The S4 also comes with new imaging features such as dual camera and ual video call, which allow users to click pictures and make video calls using both the front and rear cameras simultaneously.

Samsung has also tied up with Vodafone for S4 wherein customers will get unlimited Internet, up to 3,000 local and STD minutes and up to 750 local and national SMS, under a single rental.

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