The Galaxy S4 YouTube video has drawn nearly 3 million views in just as many days, with many viewers leaving comments of awe and delight. "Teams" for Android and iOS, as well as Samsung and Apple, are at some sort of YouTube comments war again, as expected. Meanwhile, HTC North America president Mike Woodward has said in an interview Samsung showed "no innovation" with the S4.
Here are the Galaxy S4 YouTube highlights as seen in the Samsung Mobile introduction video: (Scroll down or follow this link to watch the video.)
Expanded screen. S3's 4.8-in diagonal screen size is now S4's 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (441 pixels per inch). It got bigger but slimmer, with a 7.9mm thickness measurement. The screen recognizes user's touch even with gloves on.
Air View. User hovers finger above the screen to preview videos. Hover above speed dial contacts for previews. (Galaxy Note 2 users do this with their S-Pen.)
Samsung Smart Pause. Videos pause when user's eyes turn away from the camera. Phone resumes play mode when attention is back to the screen.
Samsung WatchON. With an IR Blaster (like the HTC One), the Galaxy S4 can moonlight into a remote control for your home entertainment.
Optical Reader. The Galaxy S4 gives you the digital version of news in print.
Group Play. The S4 allows users to share music to optimize sound volume and play the same game on different screens.
Sound & Shot, Cinema Photo. With a wide selection of snap options, S4 offers "the most complete and powerful camera experience," says Samsung Mobile. Users can also add audio to their quick snaps for added posterity value. Photos can also be animated for fun. S4's dual shot allows users to choose where to place their photo during a webcam shot. Dual recording freezes the image of both the subject and the photographer. (Follow this link for the HTC One Zoe Camera and Galaxy S4's Sound & Shot and Cinema Photo features.)
Samsung Adapt Display. S4 users see an optimized display for their eyes.
S Health. A virtual monitoring and sharing method of user's health goals and progress tracking.
Impressed by these features? The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch was done in White Frost and Black Mist. More colours may eventually be introduced. S4 release date will fall from late April to May 2013.
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"We were pleased to see no innovation in the design itself," HTC One President Mike Woodward told BusinessInsider. He noted the S4 is designed almost exactly like the S3. "I think Samsung is trying to overwhelm us with money and marketing and then pushing multiple features out there," he said, referring to the Korean tech giant's advertising budget and drumming up of certain features.
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