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Samsung Galaxy S4 to cost $579 in US, 650 Euros in Europe: Report

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Samsung unveiled its much awaited Galaxy S4 smartphone at the unpacked event in New York on Thursday. Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be available starting April and there is no official word on what could be the price of this smartphone.

However, as per GSMArena, Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in the US for approximately $579. As per the website, Samsung had put 48 units of 16GB Galaxy S4 as giveaways on their website, and had mentioned "approximate retail value" as $579. Samsung has not pulled down this listing.

If this is indeed the final pricing on an unlocked Galaxy S4, then it is slightly lesser than $649 that Apple is demanding for its 16GB unlocked iPhone 5.

Furthermore, GSMArena has also shared the European pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Amazon DE has started taking pre-orders for this much awaited smartphone and has listed it for 650 Euros. On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z is retailing for 600 Euros while HTC's latest flagship HTC One is expected to retail for 660 Euros in Europe. So far, there is no word in regards to India availability or what could be the tentative price for this smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.

The smartphone will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but will also feature a microSD card slot for expanding the memory.

For camera, Samsung Galaxy S4 packs in 13-megapixels rear shooter and a 2-megapixel one on the front. The Galaxy S4 also offers more camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera, an eraser shot mode to remove people from photos, and a Cinemagram like feature called Cinema Photo, among several other tricks.

 
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Samsung Galaxy S4 key specifications

  • 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920) Super AMOLED display (441 ppi)
  • 1.9GHz quad-core processor/ 1.6GHz octa-core processor (Depending upon region)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB Storage (expandable by 64GB via microSD slot)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, IR LED, MHL 2.0
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2,600 mAh battery
  • 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm
  • 130 grams

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