This latest addition to the popular S serie of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy S4 was introduced the Nigerian public on Friday, May 10th 2013 at elaborate fashion event hosted at Oriental Hotel, Lagos. According to the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim, the smartphone will set the benchmark for how a mobile device can be integrated into daily life of every individual user.
It says a lot about how far Samsung has come when the launch of its latest flagship smartphone attracts the same feverish levels of interest from tech-heads as the release of the next iPhone. The Korean manufacturer has taken Google’s often-unfashionable Android operating system and given it the world-leading device it so badly needed to assert its dominance over iOS; tellingly, many consumers now get more excited about the next ‘Galaxy’ rather than the next ‘Android’.
The Galaxy S4 boasts an impressive range of technical specifications, offering cutting-edge functionality in every place that counts. It comes in two flavours – one with Samsung’s Exynos 5 “octo-core” chipset and another with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset
This is the first smartphone to use an AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution. Measuring 4.99in across this gives it an on-paper pixels-per-inch figure of 441, up from 306PPI on the Galaxy S3. As always, it’s worth noting that the display uses a pentile arrangement of subpixels – with two colours per pixel, rather than three – which means its actual resolution is less than equivalent LCD displays.
Few photos from the Runway: