Despite the painfully lame jokes, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV went off with a bang, and it really is an amazing device and blows away nearly all expectations. Samsung made it clear they want to focus their technology upon enriching our lives, and there are many ways this new phone will do just that. While it looks very similar to the previous gen Galaxy S III, it takes things to a whole new level with its technological innovations. It is confirmed that the US version will be getting a different processor than the Exynos 5 Octa-core Chip. The main promise of the new device is the amazing things it can do, so perhaps it really doesn't matter which chip it has. Of course, we will have to see once it hits the shelves...

Without further adieu, here's the full spec-list of the new flagship superphone from Samsung,

The Galaxy S4 Hardware:
  • 4G LTE
  • 7.9mm Thick
  • 441PPI Full HD 1080P Super AMOLED
  • Black Mist & White Frost
  • Blended and Enhanced UI
  • WiFi
  • IR Remote Control functions
  • 13MP Back Camera
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB Storage (Optional 32GB and 64GB)
  • MicroSDXC Card slot
  • Plenty of Sensors
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Exynos 5 Octa 1.6GHz eight-core processor in the international version and a quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon chipset in the U.S. version
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Galaxy S4 Software enhancements:
  • Smart Pause - Eye Pause
  • Smart Scroll - Tilt based scrolling
  • Dual Camera Record functions - can include both front and back cameras in videos (and can switch back and forth) - works with photos too
  • Sound & Shot - Picture with a recorded voice
  • Drama Shot - Can take more than 100 shots in burst mode and compile them down to one
  • Eraser - Creates composites erasing people in the background
  • Air View - hover your finger to control
  • S Translator - Seamless language translation - back in forth both audio and typing with speech to text and text to speech (understands 9 languages)
  • Optical Reader Translator App
  • Adapt Display - Screen adjusts brightness, color and contrast
  • *Home Sync Device - Third party home shared cloud storage - connects multiple devices
  • S Voice Drive - customized version of S Voice interface - Pairs with your cars Bluetooth - amazing voice commands
  • Transfer info from other phones using Smart Switch on the PC
  • Navigation System
  • Glove Friendly
  • Samsung Knox - Business and Enterprise Security Locking (separates your phone into a personal space and a work space on the same device)
  • Chat On Feature - Use the dual camera feature while talking on the phone (live chatting)

Here's the full press release: Samsung Galaxy S IV Full Press Release