C Spire Wireless has become the latest US carrier to announce the Samsung GALAXY S 4. The handset is available with the carrier as of today and it has arrived priced at a familiar sounding $199.99 (on a two-year agreement). The carrier has the handset available in Black Mist or White Frost and both will be available online and in C Spire Wireless retail stores.
For the most part the C Spire Wireless branded GALAXY S 4 is the same as what you would find with other carriers however there are a few extras included. According to details coming from C Spire, the GALAXY S 4 will come pre-loaded with "a suite of built-in C Spire apps to include Vū and WiFi on.
The Vū app is described as being the "world’s first comprehensive online content personalization tool that delivers content users need and want." The WiFi On app is a bit simpler. This one will make it easier for users to find available WiFi networks while out and about. Of course, the complete range of Samsung apps will also be included. Some of these include WatchON, Air Gesture and Air View, but there are several more that deal with the camera.
The GALAXY S 4 has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and some of the Samsung specific camera apps include Drama Shot and Eraser Shot. The former will allow you to capture what is described as a progressive event. Basically, Drama Shot will capture an action shot (with multiple shots of the person) all in one frame. The Eraser Shot is just as the name would imply -- it allows the user to erase unwanted objects to include photo bombers.
Finally, aside from the apps, the GALAXY S 4 has arrived running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz user interface. The handset also has a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1080p, quad-core 1.9GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2600 mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity.