Samsung Galaxy S4 design and new apps in hands-on photos

Check out our hands-on snaps of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its new features.

Luke Westaway
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Samsung has finally taken the plastic wrapping off its Galaxy S4 smart phone -- click through the photos above to ogle the company's massive new mobile from every angle.

So what's new in Samsung's next flagship? First off you get a 5-inch, 1080p screen that uses HD Super AMOLED display tech, and a slimmer bezel meaning you'll be looking at more screen and less boring plastic.

Around the back there's a 13-megapixel camera, while software treats on the phone itself let you do things like capture a multi-stage action shot, or remove people from photos -- ideal if you've fallen out with one of your friends.

Beneath the bonnet there's a quad-core processor, though certain regions will be treated to Samsung's terrifying Exynos 5 octa-core processor. LTE capability is also on board, so 4G is most definitely on the cards.

The design itself is broadly similar to that of the Galaxy S3, but it's thinner and lighter, despite being larger overall.

The S4 is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, though Samsung has stuck its own TouchWiz interface on top of Google's own operating system, as well as adding loads of own-brand apps.

Chief among those are eye-tracking features that do things like pause video automatically when you look away, and hovering gestures that let you control on-screen action without making contact with the screen itself.

Is the Galaxy S4 everything you were hoping for? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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This is the back -- as you can see the design is similar to that of the S3.
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Lots of lovely new settings! Don't mind if we do.
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The back is removable, here's the battery.
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This is the bottom, with a charger port.
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The camera is a 13-megapixel affair.
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This sidebar is one way to access apps.
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There are loads of new camera features, like the ability to remove people from photos.
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The S4 tracks your eyes. Spooky!
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Smart Scroll is a nifty new feature, but will people actually use it?
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Group Play lets you link together NFC phones to play games or share files.
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The S4 looks after your health with new fitness apps.
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It's running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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You can control the phone without touching the screen itself. Very cool.
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Samsung's TouchWiz interface is in full effect.
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Using the S4 as a remote control is on the cards.
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Here's another shot of the remote app.
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So many settings! Will the S4 feel overwhelming to use?
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Here's the top of the S4, with a headphone jack.
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The S4 can handle many languages. It's like a rectangular C-3PO.
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Here's the S4 alongside the new HTC One.
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And here it is compared with the Galaxy S3.
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What do you think of the S4? Let us know!

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