Monday, April 29, 2013

Samsung GALAXY S4, your Life Companion

It was a beautiful morning last Saturday when I arrived at Sunway Pyramid in anticipation of the Samsung GALAXY S4 Launch. When I got there, there was already a crowd gathered, and Celcom's Blue Cube was decked up in livery with everyone anticipating the launch of the widely touted Life Companion.

The Samsung GALAXY S4 is a next generation handset that is designed to bring people together, and enrich everyday life. All leading telco operators in Malaysia (Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile) will be offering this innovative piece of technology in their packages. If you want only the phone and not the plan, you can also get it at all Samsung Mobile Brand Shops located nationwide :)

The launch of Samsung’s highly anticipated mobile device entails the unveiling of the GALAXY S4 at a flagship outlet of each operator (in this case, Blue Cube). Further, the arrival of Samsung’s latest innovation marks a unique occasion as Samsung delights people with a host entertaining performances and treats at partner outlets and Samsung Mobile Brand Shops to engage consumers.

There was a kiosk where S4 buyers could spin the wheel to try their luck in winning another Phone for themselves.

Celebrities at the Launch,  Liyana Jasmay and Awal Asahari entertaining waiting buyers and getting to know why they want to purchase the S4

Created with the understanding of what matters most in people’s lives, the GALAXY S4 is developed to redefine the way people live and maximise their fulfillment. More than that, the latest Samsung device is built to make every moment meaningful for a richer, simpler and fuller life.

The GALAXY S4 aims to make everyday living better and reconceives how people integrate mobile devices in their daily life, making it the perfect Life Companion. This device showcases best-in-class hardware technology and software features that are borne of insights from our consumers around the world.

 There are a host of new apps in Samsung's latest offering, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the camera to fiddle with it and see how the phone will function in my hands. Personally for me, I love the Dual Shot Function. ‘Dual Shot’ allows simultaneous picture-taking of both front and rear cameras, accentuating the memory acquired by capturing the expression of cameraperson as well. Needless to say, this phone will enable me to camwhore more effectively :p

If I have the Dual Shot Function, camwhoring like this would be so much more easier!!! :D

It is true that an enriched life is one marked with meaningful moments, and a device that can capture these hallmarks of life is one that should be considered by everyone. The GALAXY S4 is designed to do just that, and with a 13-megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S4 with 12 outstanding shooting modes allow people to capture important moments in many different ways.

S4's all lined up and ready to be fiddled by everyone eager to get a taste of the phone

Another feature that really wowed me was the 'S Health' feature. The GALAXY S4 empowers lives by keeping people up-to-date with health and well-being information.

How does it do that?? The combination of sensors built within the device systematically and
automatically monitors health, food intake, exercise and sleep to improve people’s quality of life. For me, that's truly a Life Companion.  :)

Le bb trying out the Air Gesture, I could tell he really liked it cos he kept on going back into the shop to play around with it :p

Lastly, making full use of your hands without actually having to touch the phone is another new innovation that I really like. With Air Gesture, users can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or even accept a call simply with a wave of the hand, creating a new touchless experience with the GALAXY S4.

Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd. who officiated the launch of the GALAXY S4 in Malaysia.

What is there not to like about the GALAXY S4? The contents and services have been infused into the device to give people a comprehensive media experience, allowing the GALAXY S4 to be an extension of self that elevates living to a new standard. It is designed as the perfect Life Companion for users to celebrate and appreciate an effortless and more fulfilling life based on areas of livelihood that matter most to people

A highly anticipated event such as the Launch of the new GALAXY S4 doesn't just end with a few speeches and photo sessions. One of the highlights of the launch were the performances by a Marching Band, and also Elecoldxhot :D

Standing in front, I was able to catch both performances, and here they are for you to enjoy!!! :)

Marching Band performance


GALAXY S4 Features
  • 136.6mm tall x 69.8mm wide x 7.9mm thick, 130g
  • 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor, powered by an Exynos5 1.6GhHz Quad-Core processor + 1.2 Quad-Core 
  • Network: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz 
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 5-inch Full HD AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • 13MP camera with LED Flash
  • 2MP Front-facing camera
  • Dual Shot option – both camera can be activated at the same time
  • OS: Run on Android 4.2.2
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Available in two colours – Black Mist and White Forest

RRP: RM2,199

The GALAXY S4 is available at all four major telcos, and I have listed down the plans here for you :)

Btw, all pics and videos are taken with the Samsung Galaxy S3. So if you think this is good enough, wait til you see what the S4 can do :D

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