The Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to appear on the BBC's Watchdog programme, following widespread claims that the firm falsely advertised the device's storage capacity.
The S4 will appear on the show on 15 May. Watchdog host Anne Robinson indicated that it will examine Samsung's storage claims.
"Samsung. It claims its brand new Galaxy phone has an extra-large memory, but what did it forget to mention?", asked Robinson.
The news follows complaints by customers over the Galaxy S4's storage capacity, which is much lower than the reported figure thanks to the heavy software additions Samsung has added to the device's Android operating system. As shown in V3's review, the 16GB model of the Galaxy S4 only has up to 9.1GB internal storage available for use.
At the time of publishing Samsung had not responded to V3's request for comment, though the news will no doubt be troubling for the firm, which has high hopes for the S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled by the Korean firm in New York earlier this year and is designed to build on the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. It also aims to become the first Android device to beat the next iPhone in head-to-head sales.
To do this, the firm loaded the S4 with a host of custom software innovations, including the Pop-up Play and split-screen services seen on the Galaxy S3 and its new Eye Scroll and Air Gesture features. Eye Scroll is a feature designed to let the S4 know when its user has finished reading text displayed on the screen and automatically scroll down. Air Gesture is a service designed to let users interact with the device without touching its screen, using motion gestures.
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