At a gala event at the spectacular entertainment destination, Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched in India at a MRP price of Rs. 41,500.
Following the very impressive unpacked event on New york on March 15 where it officially announced the Galaxy S4, it also stated that the device will have a global roll-out beginning April end. As part of the roll-out program, Galaxy S4 world tour hits 11 countries including India. Notably, the device hits the stores today in Korea and April and Galaxy S4 will be available in Indian market from tomorrow.
Galaxy S4 features an impressive 5-inch full HD 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) Super AMOLED panel stacking up a eye-popping 441 ppi. The hardware internals are at its mightiest best too with a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core chip, 2 GB RAM, flavoured by latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 16 GB internal storage expandable by upto 64 GB.
A 13 mega pixel camera and a 2 MP front camera makes for the camera specs, though the other competing premium devices of the year all features a comparable specs, what makes Galaxy S4 stand out is the many software features Samsung has bundled with the camera like double-shot (that allows both the front and rear camera to capture video/images simultaneously in a single frame) sound and shot (which add audio snippets to your still image), Drama shot (you can take burst shot of a moving object and stitch the motion together), Eraser shot (you can erase the unwanted phot0-bombers from the image),Story album (that enables better organization of your photos based on specific events etc)
Other stand-out features of Galaxy S4 includes Smart pause ( when you look away from the device whatever you’re watching will Pause and will Resume when you look back), Smart scroll (when you reach the end of page while browsing / reading, it auto-scrolls without having need to use finger), S Translator, Group play, HomeSync, S Health, WatchOn etc.
Announcing the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Indian market, stated B D Park, president & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics, “We are always listening to our consumers and innovating to give them products that meet their needs. This has led to the successful introduction of iconic devices like the Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and today, we are proud to announce the launch of our flagship device and the much awaited , Samsung Galaxy S4 .”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 goes on sale 12 noon onwards tomorrow, April 27th. It will be available at the Samsung Premium Stores in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai tomorrow and pan India thereafter.