Thanks to Samsung, I am able to be one of the few in Singapore to take a look at the latest Samsung GALAXY S4. And also, I am able to see some of the accessories that will be accompanying this device.
If you are looking for pricing in Singapore, I have none as it is not available yet. And all these handsets are pre-production sets, BTW. According to Samsung, the Samsung GALAXY S4 will be available from May, and it will come in 1.9 GHz Quad Core (not Octa Core) and will be in 16GB only. Available in Black Mist and White Frost color.
Here are some close ups of the hardware.
The 13 MPX camera in close up.
Note that although the sides look like they are made of metallic material, they are not. In fact, they are just polycarbonate in silver color.
Power on/off switch
Volume rocker switch
Note that there is infra-red sensor along the top.
Back (with cover open)
The Micro SD slot and the SIM card slot.
The Samsung GALAXY S4 has a slew of accessories. Most of them are covers for different purposes.
One of the covers is actually for induction (or Wireless) charging using the Qi standard. Here is the Wireless Charging Cover (right) with the Wireless Charging Pad.
Wireless Charging Pad/Cover
Here is a comparison of the standard cover and one with Wireless charging.
Close up of the cover.
And here is another cover with a unique opening to display information.
S View Cover
With the unique magnet position on this S View Cover and coupled with the GALAXY S4 software, the phone will be able to display notifications, time and etc on the small window. You can even answer a call with it without opening the cover.
This is the standard Flip Cover.
Wireless Charging Pad
Different views of the charging pad
That is it. On my next post, I will be sharing some videos of the Samsung GALAXY S4. And also, I will demonstrate some gestures available and the camera features on it. Lastly, I know some people will like to see the HTC One with the Samsung GALAXY S4 side by side.