Samsung Galaxy S4: The First Impression

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone made its debut on Broadway Thursday night. And the opening show provoked a standing ovation.

The eagerly-awaited successor to the S3 made a glitzy entrance in New York just minutes ago. Launching on 327 carriers in 55 countries beginning late April, the S4 delivers a full slate of impressive features, including:

  • 5-inch 1080p 441ppi Super AMOLED display
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4G LTE
  • 13 MP camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Expandable storage via microSD
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB, 33GB, and 64GB memory options

The Galaxy S4 is 136.5 m long by 70.6 mm wide. It weighs 130 grams.

As expected, there are hover-style gesture features and a wide assortment of amazing native apps and services from Samsung.

First impressions have been overwhelmingly positive.

“We have taken technology and innovation forward to get closer to what matters in life,” says the head of mobile for Samsung, JK Shin. “We are committed to innovation. We are always listening to people around the world to hear what they really want.”

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S4?