4 things to know about the Galaxy S4
Samsung has been teasing us for quite a while with the news of it’s latest Galaxy flagship device. Finally with much speculation and excitement the Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced at Radio City on the 14th March. Samsung to many is just a foreign company who seems to pick fights with Apple, but with Samsung’s current power and marketshare within the electronics and white goods market they are a real power to behold. If they announce new features, they do it big. When they produce lines such as “GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together”, they are talking about truly innovative features that will change the way you use your mobile phone.
Scroll down to discover 4 things you should know about Samsung’s latest phone.
Developed to redefine the way we live, the GALAXY S 4 makes every moment of our life meaningful. It understands the value of relationships, enables true connections with friends and family, and believes in the importance of effortless experience. | PRESS RELEASE |
1. It’s a universal remote control
At home, using ‘Samsung WatchON’, the GALAXY S 4 will transform into an IR remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box, DVD player and even air conditioner. In addition, you can enjoy various content including live TV, cable TV and VOD based on the rich information provided by EPG (Electronic Program Guide).
2. You don’t need to touch your phone to use it
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with air gesture… perfect for texting with Italians #GalaxyS4
— Dan Ilic (@danilic) March 14, 2013
‘Air View’ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With ‘Air Gesture’, you can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand.
3. It can monitor your health through fitness accessories
The GALAXY S 4 empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information using the new ‘S Health’ software. The combination of sensors built within the device systematically and automatically monitors your health, surroundings and so much more to help improve your quality of life. Also, users can easily check their health conditions using food diary, exercise diary and sleep monitor to stay fit and healthy. (Certain functions are enabled by specific accessories.)
One of these accessories is the S Band (above) which will measure your sleep, steps and calories burned. With the Nike Fuel Band and FitBit on market, I wonder how many people will go for the S Band considering it is much easier to sync your data.
4. It’s a language translator
It makes international travel a joy, with ‘S Translator’ which provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, text message and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech to text and text to speech and ensures that you can rely on the correct information whilst abroad. This should help will all those emails I get in Spanish, I don’t speak spanish!
Source: Samsung Galaxy S4 Press Release