Globe and Smart to offer Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be officially launched in the country by Samsung Philippines tomorrow April 26 at the NBC Tent Bonifacio Global City, but telco rivals Smart and Globe are scrambling to announce postpaid plans that feature Samsung’s flagship 5-inch smartphone.

Today, April 25, Smart, through a press release, unveiled an unlimited LTE plan bundled with the new Samsung Galaxy S4. It will be available for free, bundled with the Smart Unli Data Plan 2000, which comes with unlimited LTE connectivity and 200 SMS and 150 minutes of calls to all networks.

Globe, on the other hand, will be announcing its offering that bundles the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Monday, April 29, in a press briefing.

Samsung Galaxy S4 key features

• 5″ 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3
• Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
• Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset/ Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU; Exynos 5410 chipset
• 2GB of RAM
• 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash,1080p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
• 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
• Dual shot and dual video recording, Drama shot, Shot and sound
• Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
• 16GB/32/64GB of built-in storage
• microSD card slot
• microUSB port with USB host and MHL 2.0
• Bluetooth v4.0
• IR port for remote control functionality
• Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
• Accelerometer and proximity sensor
• Barometer, thermometer, hygroscope
• IR gesture sensor for Air gestures
• Smart gestures: Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
• Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
• Ample 2600 mAh battery with great endurance
• 7.9mm thickness
• Smart volume and Adapt Sound features for the music player