Galaxy S4 Coming In April, Xbox 360-Looking Controller Revealed


The world and neighboring planets now know that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will release in April, the 26th to be precised, and although the phone isn’t that different from its predecessor, it’ll sell like the world was about to end. We know that. What we didn’t know, however, is that Samsung would cook up an Xbox 360-looking controller of its own to be compatible with its new smartphone.

According to Engadget, the controller is white, has the d-pad and analogue stick layout of a 360 pad, and has shoulder buttons but no triggers. It’s battery powered (2xAAA), connects via Bluetooth and is able to clamp-on a Note 2 and even a Note 8.0. No price was given.


As for the phone, Galaxy S4 comes ready with a 1080p five inch screen, 2GB RAM, either a Samsung Exynos 5 or Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (depending on the region), 13 Megapixel camera, and is offered in 16/32/64GB storage varieties.

Also, despite its bigger screen the S4 is actually slimmer than the S3 at only 7.9mm and weighs just 130g.

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New features include:


  • ‘Dual Camera’: so you can take simultaneous photos and videos using both the rear and front cameras, then blend the pictures together
  • ‘Story Album’: curates content, such as SNS posts, memos, location and weather information, as well as photos and videos, to create a photo album which is personalised around your timeline of special occasions and events
  • ‘Group Play’: means you can enjoy music, photos and games with those around you, without requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal
  • ‘Samsung Smart Pause’: so you can control the screen using your eyes
  • ‘Air View’: allows you to hover with your fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it
  • ‘Air Gesture’: so you can change a music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand
  • ‘S Health’ software: empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information through a range of accessories

Do you plan on buying S4? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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3 Comments on "Galaxy S4 Coming In April, Xbox 360-Looking Controller Revealed"

  1. Wolf1888 March 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm -

    I just bought the S3, about 3 weeks ago.. I think I’ll hold on to it for a while.

  2. Alex Mason March 16, 2013 at 10:22 am -

    Now this, this is a phone. You’re next Apple.

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