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Samsung Galaxy S4 officially launches with Full HD screen and octa-core processor

Approximately a year ago the mobile industry converged on Earls Court in London to welcome the Samsung Galaxy S3 onto the stage and 12 months later, eyes are now trained on Radio City Music Hall in New York to welcome its successor, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4.

Rumours had been flying around for months in the run-up to the handset’s unveiling, now garnering as much attention and speculation as the next iPhone. Many ideas have been thrown about, purported hardware and leaked designs, but now we have a finished article to set all that anticipation to rest. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Korean manufacturer’s new flagship and as President of Samsung Mobile Communications, JK Shin pointed out, the new flagship is “slimmer, lighter and more solid” than its successor

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on

The look of the S4 is a subtle evolution of last year’s S3, but with significantly more potent hardware under the hood, primarily embodied by the phone’s 1.6GHz octa-core processor. In addition there’s 2GB of DDR3 RAM, the first Full HD Super AMOLED display we’ve come across, measuring in at 5-inches and front and rear HD cameras at 2 and 13-megapixels respectively.

Samsung are hoping to sell the the S4 not only on the new hardware with which it totes, but a wealth of new services, all running on a new iteration of their Android overlay; TouchWiz.

Check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on and UK network availability.

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