After being listed on its online sales portal with no official announcement last week, AT&T has officially confirmed that it will launch the Samsung Galaxy S IV on April 27th in-store, with pre-orders shipping two days earlier on the 25th. The phone will be offered in 16GB and 32GB versions in both black and white for $199.99 and $249.99 respectively.
The phone features a 5-inch AMOLED display at 1080p resolution with a pixel density of 440 ppi, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI, quad-core 1.9GHz 800 series Snapdragon S4 with 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel main camera that shoots 1080p HD video and a 2-megapixel user-facing camera.
It also includes a litany of radios, including 802.11a/b/c/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC, IrDa standard infrared port for home appliances, Bluetooth, and GPS along with a digital compass, accelerometer, and a barometer to detect humidity and ambient air pressure.
Another key addition to the S4 is the new series of contactless display gestures Samsung calls Air Gestures, which can be used to change audio tracks, advance photos, or switch between browser tabs by waving a hand across the front of the S4.