The device will be available to buy both in-store and online from June 14, although pre-orders are opening on May 24 (tomorrow). The 16GB model will cost $199.99 on a two-year contract, the same as the existing color variants, Black Mist and White Frost.
The device has a premium 5-inch 1080p display, set at an impressive 441 ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 processor, bumped up by an additional quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 chipset. That’s an insane amount of processing power, to put it mildly.
Alongside the aforementioned 16GB of internal storage is a microSD card for extra memory, and the device runs on the latest version of Android (version 4.2.2) with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin slapped on top.
The Galaxy S4 also has a mighty Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, which should do a pretty decent job of counterbalancing the smartphone’s power-hungry processors, and 2GB of RAM handling multiple apps and tasks.
The device hit 10 million global sales today, breaking the milestone within one month of its initial launch. That’s twice as fast as the Galaxy S3, which took two months last year.
Published May 23, 2013 — 14:26 UTC