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Samsung Starts Talking Up the Galaxy S4’s Nine, Count ’em Nine Sensors

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Equipped with a barometer, humidity sensor, RGB light sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer and gesture sensor, Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone , the Galaxy S4 sounds more like a scientific tool than a phone. While having nine sensors on your device may sounds a bit overboard, Samsung spent a countless amount of time building in these tools that, “understand user behavior, thus delivering an effortless user experience, making things convenient and hassle-free.” 

With the introduction of so much technology, Samsung has posted up an overview of each individual sensor and a description of what it does for the user. If you have plans on picking up an S4, and according to pre-order numbers there are quite a few of you, give this graph a look over and be prepared to give your friends and family an education.


For even more info on those sensors, follow the via to Samsung’s original blog post.

Via: Samsung Tomorrow

  • Maybe it’s just me but I like plastic phones better, they can take a fall or hit and not get damaged. remember the nokia phone that just fell apart and you put it right back together lol yep thats my Gnex.

    • Ibrick

      A little off topic but I had a phone years ago, no color screen, pull out antenna etc. But after I had it a while I was waiting for it to break so I get something new. I swear that phone, which was plastic could take anything.

      Towards the end to speed along the new phone purchase I decided to test the durability, randomly skidding it down streets, throwing it across the room, hacky sack etc.. Whatever inebriated things that come to mind.

      Probably would still be working if Sprint PCS or PrimeCo was still around. Can’t remember which I had at the time. All that being said, being MUCH more careful with newer phones I’d prefer the higher quality materials over the arguably more durable plastics.

  • i hope this stuff is in the note 3

  • no name

    90% of these sensors already exist on smartphones. this is, again, just marketing fluff. when will they start doing something new? and no, big screens doesnt count. they only do them because they dont have the tech to do them smaller with the same dpi. that was true when i bought my galaxy S and it still is.

    • I honestly don’t see why they are hyping some of these sensors. I mean the whole air gesture thing its new and cool but something like a “Hall Sensor” is just downright ridiculous especially seeing that the use they listed could easily be accomplished by the proximity sensor!

  • Stevedub40

    Ah yes, but does it have a noise cancelling mic? I’m sorry, that one never gets old for me 🙂

  • So wait, how many of these things are not on other phones? Obvious the Accelerometer and Gyro sensor are pretty standard. The weather sensors are new to me though. Do other phones have them?

    Anyone know?

  • Release date on vzw?

  • Lucas Gibbs

    What about the IR sensor!?!?

    • gokusimpson

      I don’t think it’s a sensor. Just a transmitter?

      • Tech Pro

        There is IR sensor. There are many of them. It can be found easily in public toilet which does auto flush.

        • gokusimpson

          I was thinking IR blaster…ya there’s def an IR sensor. I think my droid x has one.

  • EJ McCarty

    Sounds like how apple talks up things like retina display and 2 microphones

  • enigmaco

    What no brain wave sensor?? I don’t want it

  • Kyle Miller

    They sure have a sensor humor…Ha! Get it….Oh you guys are no fun!

  • This devices are getting closer to a Tricorder now I am excited lol

  • Steve Benson

    Needs smell-o-vision

    …and more cowbell.

  • binqker

    haha you guys are funny!

  • Dlongb13

    This is incredible. The Samsung software gimmicks don’t phase me, but adding useful hardware features like this really pull me in and make me consider buying a $600 piece of plastic that I wish was built like a HTC One.

    • Austin Warren

      I mean people buy $1200 plastic TVs. So why not?

      • Diablo81588

        Because you don’t hold a tv?

        • Tim242

          But you hold the plastic case you put on your phone .

          • Diablo81588

            Why would I use a case? I don’t drop my phone, I’m not clumsy.

    • Tim242

      You’ll immediately put a plastic case on it anyway. I don’t use cases, but most people do.

      • Dlongb13

        I never use cases.

        • Tim242

          You nor I use cases, but 90% of people do. Regardless, it’s obviously not a problem. Galaxy phones sell like hotcakes.

          • Ibrick

            Naked all the way here too. Poll?

            Cases just ruin the feel of phone, I have a drawer full of cases for various phones that never stay on the phone longer than a couple weeks.

  • Tweekex

    Needs a food thermometer.

    • And a pregnancy test.

      • Kazahani

        Yes. Peeing on your phone. Good times.

        • mfzero

          Probably wouldn’t be the first time for some people.

  • Butters619

    All it needs is a Breathalyzer

    • David Arensdorff

      ^THIS! hahahaa

    • Man, that would be sweeet!

      • Butters619

        Let’s play “Who can score the highest”

        • michael arazan

          Just remember the cheapo breathalyzers and key-chain ones, and ones that connect to a phone are not that accurate, more of a guesstimate, the good ones start at over $100 and need to be caliberated

    • Austin Warren

      Everyone’s needs one of those. “Galaxy, is my BAC below .08? No. It is .12. Thank god for galaxy!”

      • PhoenixPath

        Wow. I suck at this.

        My bad. Ninja edited myself.

      • Tim242

        Would definitely be good for little people like me. I can hold my liquor better than it can hold me.

    • mjmedstarved

      Google Breathomter.. I’ve donated and can’t wait!!


      It may not be as accurate as the one cops use, but it cheaper than a DUI

    • Sjschwar

      “but officer, my phone said i was sober enough to drive…”

  • KleenDroid


    • Don’t let the downvotes phase you my friend. Keep doing what you do best. OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN

      • KleenDroid

        🙂 some people must not like 9 sensors on a phone.