After much hype, the Samsung Galaxy S IV was unveiled last night in New York. There was much singing and dancing. You think I’m kidding.
Looking much like the mockups previously leaked to the internet, the phone’ll come with a 5″ screen at 1920×1080 resolution, 2GB of RAM, a 13 MP camera, Jelly Bean, a crazy 9-language translator, et cetera, et cetera.
Check the full specs here (except for, oddly, the processor, which Samsung hasn’t revealed yet). It’s estimated to be available on virtually every Canadian carrier mid-May-ish.
Its predecessor, the Galaxy S III, held what I believe to be the rare distinction of being “the smartphone to get” for an unusually long time.
Phones come and go. The Motorola Droid. The HTC Desire HD. The LG Optimus. All of them, and so many more, came out of the gate to great fanfare and promise, yet seemed to fizzle after a month or two to make way for the next next big thing.
However, aside from the consistently-branded iPhone, I can’t recall a phone which has held its own as the hot device for as long as the Galaxy S III. And it’s been like that since it’s debut last May. That’s, like, 10 years in internet!
I’m sure Samsung would love for the Galaxy S IV to carry on its predecessor’s longevity. =) Bud