Tomorrow, April 23, sees the launch of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 in Australia with an exclusive media event being held at the Sydney Opera House. Ausdroid will of course be attending and we will — at least, we are hoping to — be live-tweeting the event so you can find out what we know shortly after we come to know it.
The Galaxy S4 is widely anticipated to be as popular as (if not more so) its predecessor the Galaxy S III, which was probably one of the top phones of 2012. While the Galaxy S4 will retain much of the Galaxy S III’s styling and appearance, there are some significant changes under the hood.
Amongst these include key features like a lighter weight and slimmer size. Despite this, the Galaxy S4 will be compatible with Telstra and Optus’ 4G networks, and it will also support Vodafone’s 4G network when it launches in a couple of months. The Galaxy S4 camera will also feature a ‘dual-shot’ mode, other artistic tweaks, as well as a number of updates to Samsung’s TouchWiz Android interface.
Behind the scenes, the Galaxy S4 will also see an increased battery size over the Galaxy S III (2600 mAh vs 2100 mAh) which should see even the heaviest users getting through a day of usage without searching for the charger.
For those looking to accessorise, one good thing about Samsung’s previous Galaxy range of handsets (the S II and S III in particular) is that they are widely supported by accessory makers, so finding things like cases, spare batteries, and other widgets is somewhat easier than for those handsets that are less well advertised and popular.
While pricing and exact release dates are not yet known, we will hopefully find out something about this tomorrow so we can share the news with you. For those looking for pre-order information, check our wrap-up here for all the links for the major carriers.
If there’s particular things you’d like us to find out about, let us know in the comments and we’ll do what we can to get some answers for you.