As Telstra, Vodafone and Optus line up to flog the new Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung is rubbing their hands with glee as pre orders flood in for the new device.
Some observers are claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S4 could easily outsell the Samsung Galaxy S3, if the flagship’s pre-order figures are anything to go by.
One carrier who is running a pre order page online has said that the Samsung Galaxy S4 had already generated 40 per cent more interest than its Galaxy S3 predecessor.
In the UK carriers are also witnessing big demand for the new device.
“The anticipation surrounding the next Samsung Galaxy device has been astounding and it has already received the most pre-registrations at Phone 4U of any other smartphone launch in 2013, as well as a 40 per cent increase on pre-registrations for the Galaxy S3 in the first 48 hours,” revealed Phones 4U’s Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Hooton.
The upgraded Samsung flagship will pack an eight-core Exynos 5 processor with 2GB of RAM, running the latest iteration of the Samsung TouchWiz UI.
The 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display beauty packs a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 2-megapixel offering up front, offering new camera functionality including Dual Shot, allowing users to shoot stills and video with both cameras simultaneously. Eraser Shot is also another new feature, which offers users to options to remove any unwanted people or objects from their photos.
“We know from YouGov research that 46 per cent of smartphone owners are considering getting a Samsung smartphone next, and so we’re predicting that the Galaxy S4 could be in with a strong chance of becoming the biggest selling smartphone of 2013.”
The new TouchWiz UI has been upgraded to include technology that offers content access without having to actually touch the display. Air Gesture allow users to swipe through content by motioning from left to right over the screen, whilst Air View offers a preview of the selected content by just holding a finger above the display.
All this new tech – and this brief outline isn’t anywhere near exhaustive – has meant the Samsung Galaxy S4 already looks set to outsell the Samsung Galaxy S3, which itself smashed records for the most pre-ordered handset when it launched last year.