Samsung has always launched their flagship Galaxy smartphones in India first on pre-order for a few weeks before making them available, but that’s changed with the Galaxy S4 – the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship has been launched in the country today and will go on sale tomorrow itself.
As expected, the Indian Galaxy S4 is the octa-core Exynos-powered variant, which sports four 1.6GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four low-power Cortex-A7 cores running at 1.2GHz. Other specs remain the same as the Snapdragon-powered variant – 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras capable of 1080p video recording, 16GB storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS connectivity, and a 2,600 mAh battery.
On the software front, the Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, underneath Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 with features such as Dual Camera, Air View, S Health, S Voice, Direct Call, Smart Pause/Scroll and many more. Oh, and similar to the HTC One, there’s an IR blaster included as well, which couples with Samsung’s WatchOn app to provide a universal remote and visual TV guide for users.
But most are probably wonder how much the Galaxy S4 will cost. Well, there’s good news in that regard – Samsung has launched the phone at an MRP of Rs. 41,500, which is a very nice price for such a high-end package. Not to mention that local stores will sell it at an even lower price, meaning HTC’s Rs. 42,990 costing HTC One has some serious competition thanks to the Galaxy S4’s lower price and Samsung’s much bigger marketing and brand name.
The Galaxy S4 can be ordered on online retailers like Saholic and Flipkart, with Flipkart also having an offer where a lucky customer will get a 100% cashback every day. Of course, you can also order it from Samsung’s online e-store, where first 400 customers get a free accessory bundle (no doubt a flip cover).
So go ahead and hit the links below to order the Samsung Galaxy S4. Shipping starts from tomorrow, April 27th.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications
- 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 1.6GHz 8-core Exynos 5410 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 13-megapixel rear camera, HDR, 1080p video recording
- 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video recording
- 16/32/64GB storage, microSD slot
- Wi-Fi, HSPA+, LTE, NFC, GPS, IR Blaster
- 2,600 mAh battery, wireless charging via optional back cover
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0
- 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm