Samsung’s smartphones have grown so much due to two reasons. Their feature obsessiveness and Android. But the latter part is currently building a competition against Korean company.
This is because, according to a e-commerce listing of March 12, LG Nexus 4 mobile is getting launched on March 15th and it is a day after the Galaxy S4 launch. Although, there is no word from either Google or LG on the Nexus 4 India launch, the listing from Google definitely has the name India in it and yes, there will be a launch in India. Will Nexus 4 overthrow the mighty S4?
The Nexus 4 has impressive features like 4.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 8MP main camera and 1.3MP front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 2GB RAM, and so on at a very affordable price.
On October 29, 2012, Google announced the Nexus 4 and scheduled its launch for November 13, 2012. The phone was made available for purchase on the Google Play online store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. Stock sold out quickly, in some markets within minutes of release.
Google and LG had not yet announced when the phone would again be available for ordering, although it was made available in US markets on January 29, 2013.
Meanwhile, as far the S4 is concerned, Samsung is planning to make the screen 5-inches. Samsung is going to have some sort of eye-tracking, or head tracking software. It sounds like the phone’s camera will look at you and you could nod your head to make the screen move.
Samsung has tried a lot of gesture based software with mixed results in the past. Samsung got a deal with Visa which should manifest itself with the S IV so that people might actually use NFC with this phone.
With features far more sophisticated than the Nexus 4, the key point is the price tag. We guess the LG Nexus 4 could be worth $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB version, while the Galaxy S4 could sport a price tag almost similar to that of the Nexus 4. Nexus phones already have a name for being worth every penny. Will S4 keep up the royal trend of Samsung? Let us wait and see.