Chinese Galaxy S IV Review Shows IR Transmitter, Offers Camera Samples


By now, you’ve no doubt seen all the very compelling Galaxy S IV leaks out of China, and while they give us a great look at a handset, it’s still not entirely clear if this is precisely how the GS4 will arrive later today, or if we might be looking at a prototype design; after all, we had heard that Samsung was considering a number of different Galaxy S IV options, with their own hardware make-ups, and what we see here might differ from what’s finally announced. Still, keeping that in mind, we can get a look at what might be possible, at least, and an in-depth review of that Chinese Galaxy S IV has quite a bit to show us about the phone.

First up, how about that display? We’ve been wondering if Samsung might go AMOLED or LCD, and this model shows Samsung taking the AMOLED route. Unfortunately, that’s bringing the specter of PenTile along with it, though the more tightly-packed subpixel array should create better picture quality than we saw with the GS3.

Samsung’s been bringing back infrared with models like its Galaxy Note 8.0, and it looks like the feature could also appear on the Galaxy S IV, thanks to an IR emitter nestled on the phone’s upper edge.

We’ve also got some images to check out from this GS4’s camera, which indeed has arrived with a thirteen-megapixel sensor. You can click through to the source for the full-res shots, but even from these, scaled to fit our site, the quality is pretty pronounced.

Source: IT168 (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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