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A look at technical specs for new Google phones

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 10:31am
The Associated Press

The Google editions of HTC's One and Samsung's Galaxy S4 are among the latest smartphones available in the U.S. The new phones are more expensive, but their specifications are similar to the original models, except that Google isn't selling a version for CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon. In addition, Google isn't offering a step-up model with more memory. Here are the technical details on the new devices.

Tech specs for Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 5 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (441 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 64 gigabytes. (Version of original model also available in 32 gigabytes)

— Price: $649

— Size: height: 5.38 inches; width: 2.74 inches; depth: 0.31 inch (136.6 by 69.8 by 7.9 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.59 ounces (130 grams)

— Cameras: 13-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

—Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: Talk time is 17 hours. Up to 69 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Up to 8 hours of Internet use on 3G and 4G, 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— U.S. wireless carriers: GSM carriers only, including AT&T and T-Mobile USA. (Version of original model available for CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon).

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Through Google Play store in U.S. only, shipping by July 9.

Tech specs for HTC One Google Play edition:

— Manufacturer: HTC Corp.

— Display: 4.7 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 (468 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 32 gigabytes. Not expandable with memory card. (Version of original model also available in 64 gigabytes)

— Price: $599.

— Size: height: 5.41 inches; width: 2.69 inches; depth: 0.37 inch (137.4 by 68.2 by 9.3 millimeters)

— Weight: 5.04 ounces (143 grams)

— Cameras: 4-megapixel camera on back, 2.1-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: Talk time of 27 hours on GSM. Battery cannot be replaced by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: GSM carriers only, including AT&T and T-Mobile USA. (Version of original model available for CDMA networks such as Sprint).

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Through Google Play store in U.S. only, shipping by July 9.

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