Seoul: Smartphone leading company Samsung ready to introduce another version of its flagship device Samsung Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4 Advance).
Don’t panic, the company may well be preparing a sixth variant of its flagship phone but it won’t make existing versions obsolete or any less useful.
The new device probably be known as Galaxy S4 Advance. The device will offer the fastest up-and-down-stream mobile internet connection of any phone ever made. But, to do so, it will need to connect to a 4G LTE-Advanced network. Currently, according to All Things D such networks are pretty much still in their conceptual stages.
However, this hasn’t in any way prevented Samsung’s co-CEO, JK Shin, from talking up the product. “We’ll be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone,” Shin told Reuters. “The new LTE-Advanced (4G) phone will be another addition to our high-end segment offerings that ensure healthy profit margins.”
That high-end already includes the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Lets we take a brief look at the present versions of Galaxy S4:
Samsung Galaxy S4
A device that pairs a remarkably fast processor with a full HD 4.99-inch AMOLED display including a 13-megapixel camera. It also runs the latest version of Android and is packed with a number of Samsung features, such as smart pause (videos stop when the user isn’t looking at the screen) and a host of apps and features developed by Samsung and housed within the device’s custom user interface skin. That’s also a potential downside for some. Samsung’s extra features are not to everyone’s taste and many of them will probably never be used by the majority of owners.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition
If Samsung’s additions put you off, this is the perfect device. It only runs stock Android so there are no software-based bells or whistles, just the operating system itself plus whichever apps the user chooses to install.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini:
Easier to handle thanks to its smaller size – it has a 4.3-inch screen making it roughly the same size as the latest iPhone. However, by making the device smaller, Samsung has had to strip out some of its internals. So memory goes down to 8GB and the processor from quad- to a dual-core.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active:
Slightly heavier than the standard SIV but much more rugged. This is the handset for people who like the great outdoors and want a reliable smartphone to take on their adventures. It is water- and dust-resistant and features a number of special apps such as a barometer and compass. On the inside it keeps the power and processing speed of the standard S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom:
From the front it looks identical to the Mini but from the rear, it looks like a standalone digital camera, and that’s because it is. Aimed at users who want to take stunning photos and want a reliable smartphone at the same time, the Zoom offers reasonable internal specifications plus a 10x optical zoom lens for insane 16-megapixel stills photography. Like the Active, it also features a number of tailor-made apps and settings to make the most of its photo-taking capabilities.
Samsung is already dominating with the smartphone market with its present versions of flagship device Samsung Galaxy S4. With the introduction another version of Galaxy S4 might close the doors for Apple in the market. Apple who is already late to introduce its device in this year now with the announcement of new device of its rival might face deficulty in capturing the market.