/// Samsung Galaxy S4: Bigger Display and Bolder Software — But Is It Better Enough?

March 14, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Can our appetites for new and improved smartphones ever possibly be sated? Probably not. But Samsung hopes its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, will do the trick (you know, at least until the next Next Big Thing). The Galaxy S4 was officially unveiled tonight in New York City at the famed Radio City Music Hall . As widely expected, the new smartphone has some notable improvements on the hardware side, including a bigger display and a thinner body. But as my AllThingsD colleague Ina Fried intuited earlier, a lot of the innovation is coming on the software side . The global launch for the LTE-equipped smartphone — including the U.S. market — is pegged for the second quarter of this year. As it did last year with the SIII, Samsung has managed to convince a broad swath of carriers, in the U.S. and around the world, to carry the phone. In the States it will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as through Cricket and US Cellular. While Samsung declined to put a price tag on the S4, it should be right in line with other Samsung premium smartphones. And in the U.S. that tends to be around $200 or $300 with a new two-year contract. Here’s what you need to know: The Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch, full HD Super AMOLED display with the most minimal of bezels on the left and right side of the screen

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Samsung Galaxy S4: Bigger Display and Bolder Software — But Is It Better Enough?


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