Galaxy S4 Launch: 10 Potential Problems Samsung Must Overcome
Samsung has finally introduced the long-awaited Galaxy S4 smartphone. The device was unveiled at a special event March 14, and sported many of the features the rumor mill had expected. The device comes with a powerful eight-core processor and a 5-inch display, which is slightly bigger than that of the previous model. The handset is also a bit thinner and lighter, making it more mobile-friendly, according to Samsung. Galaxy S4 will hit the market in April. The handset will be available on 327 carriers around the globe in 55 countries, but so far, Samsung hasn't said how much the device will cost. But regardless of the cost, its feature set, which is headlined by touchless screen control and eye-tracking, make it one of the most anticipated smartphone launches this year. By all accounts, the Galaxy S4 might just be able to out-iPhone the iPhone. But even with these stellar new features, the Galaxy S4 will face some troubles at launch. Unless Samsung can overcome some of those troubles, the company might have a hard time hitting the lofty sales goals it's set for the device—10 million units sold in the first month, alone—that it has set for itself. But then again, this is Samsung. Despite the marketing question mark, the Galaxy S4 is a mobile marvel.
When Is a Smartphone Too Big?
The Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch screen. And although that might sound like a good thing, the extra screen real estate means the device is noticeably wider and taller than the iPhone 5. That means fitting it into a pocket might not be as easy for some users. That could be a problem for the handset.