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Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to launch in India on April 25 with price under INR 40,000

Samsung’s yet another flagship model which has managed to create plenty of buzz across the world recently, is all set to launch in India on April 25 26, 2013 – according to the source in knowledge of its launch plans.

This new Galaxy will be will be available in the stores starting from April 27.

Samsung unveiled Galaxy S4 on March 14 with a 5-inch full HD AMOLED display having screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 441 ppi.

If we compare Galaxy S4 with Galaxy S3 – the screen size of the newest phone is slightly bigger; it’s much thinner and is powered with 20% more battery than S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to launch in India on April 25 with price under INR 40,000

Key Features of Galaxy S4

Galaxy S4 features internal memory of 16GB; RAM 2GB on an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset with a 2600 mAh battery running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

Dual camera feature on this phone allows us to take pictures using rear camera (13 megapixels) and front camera (2 megapixels) simultaneously. Later, we can choose between eight different in-built styles to stich these pictures together. This is interesting because we can then show-off from where the actual picture is taken.

‘Sound and Shot’ is another unique feature of this phone where we can record few seconds of audio to give a lively feel to the static photo – it surely will bring more life to the pictures especially when we see them again after few months.

Galaxy S4 has unique ability to start-stop videos depending upon if the user is looking at the screen or not. It can also do tasks with Air Gestures (without touching the screen) such as waving hand to change music tracks etc.

For the first time, Samsung has decided to carry a feature from Note-2 which was possible using S-Pen. Now, we can simply hover a finger on email inbox, photo / video albums to quickly preview them without tapping them to open.

Design-wise it’s still very close to what we saw in Note-2, but even in case of Galaxy S4 – design is not all that impressive compared to their S2. I am very impressed with the look and most importantly with the feel of HTC One and BlackBerry Z10.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to launch in India on April 25 with price under INR 40,000

Galaxy S4 Price in India

Earlier the Galaxy S4 price in India was expected somewhere between INR 42,000 to INR 45,000 – however, with recent availability of HTC One and Sony Xperia Z; the company is more likely to keep its price under INR 40,000. We’re expecting it to zone in with their popular premium price tag of INR 39,500. This will also make sure to stand in competition on price with other hi-end smartphones.

Availability in other countries

Galaxy S4 launch and availability in other countries such as USA, UK, Korea will follow their designed launch plan. Galaxy S4 will be launched in UK for price of 640 Euros with support for 4G networks on April 26th while it may hit USA stores in first week of May 2013.  The launch schedule will follow similar timeline of April-end as promised earlier.

The Samsung officials said in S3 launch event that, India is definitely their prime market of focus and that’s the reason why the company loves bringing some of their devices first in India than in South Korea.

You can read more about Samsung Galaxy S4 on its micro-site.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Video

Update: Galaxy S4 releasing on April 26 in India

Its now official and invites for press are being distributed already. Samsung Galaxy S4 is now officially releasing in India on April 26, 2013 in an event happening in Gurgaon, India.

We will keep you posted on it soon.

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