Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Event
Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy S4 phone is seen during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013. Samsung Electronics Co on Thursday premiered its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, which sports a bigger display and unconventional features such as gesture controls and will spearhead its effort to challenge Apple Inc on its home turf.REUTERS/Adrees Latif

With Samsung Galaxy S4 being unveiled in US, Indian Galaxy smartphone fans would be eager to know when the South Korean electronics giant would release it in the subcontinent. Now, speculations are rife that the Galaxy S4 may make its India debut in early May.

According to popular technology website, a trusted source close to Samsung India has revealed that the company is planning to release Galaxy S4 in India as early as first week of May.

Bloomberg has also confirmed that Galaxy S4 will go on sale in the USA, Hong Kong and South Korea simultaneously on 26 April and later in 155 countries through 327 network carriers by early May.

Even though there is no mention of India in the list, the other 155 countries which are expecting Galaxy S4 shipments in May is most likely to include the subcontinent as Samsung holds the top position in the burgeoning Indian smartphone market and to further strengthen the lead, company is expected to release Galaxy S4 as early as possible.

According to international market research firm IDC (International Data Corporation), Indian smartphone market is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and it is expected to become the third biggest smartphone market by 2017, only lower than its neighbour China and USA.

Smartphone business in developed countries such as US, Europe are becoming saturated as the smartphone penetration has reached its peak, while developing countries like India, China, Brazil and emerging countries of Africa still holds scope for further penetration into the next decade.

Brief description of Samsung Galaxy S4:

Display: Galaxy S4 sports an impressive 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi screen resolution.

Processor: Indian market is expected to get the international Galaxy S4 variant which packs company's in-house built Exynos 5 Octa-core processor.

(Galaxy S4's 1.9GHz quad-core processor variant is expected to sell in US and other select markets.)

Camera: Samsung's new master piece sports a 13.0-megapixel rear camera and 2.0-megapixel front camera.

Thanks to Samsung's exclusive camera software such as 'Smart Scroll' and 'Smart Pause', users' viewing experience has become effort less; users need not even flick the screen up and down to view a text; Galaxy S4's 2.0-megapixel front camera will track your facial movements to scroll through an email text or browse internet and if the user look away while watching a video, the smartphone automatically pauses the video and starts again when user turns back.

Mobile Operating System: Galaxy S4 will run on the Android's latest mobile OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.

Here is a breakdown of specification of Samsung Galaxy S4:


Samsung Galaxy S4


5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED

Display with 441 pixels per inch

(1920 x 1080p) resolutions


Android v4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean)


Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa-core processor

with 1.6GHz clock speed and other variant

expected to feature quad-core

Processor with 1.9GHz clock speed)




16GB, 32GB & 64GB, expandable to an additional



Main: 13.0-megapixel Auto-focus,

Flash & Shutter Lag with BIS sensor

Front:2.0-megapixel pixel camera,

full HD video recording


3G & 4G /LTE


2600 mAh

Additional specs

Wi-Fi, NFC, Dual-video camera function, IR LED,

GPS /GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0


136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm


130 g


Not Announced