25 February 2014

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the latest flagship. Let’s start with the fingerprint scanner. It was telling that Samsung didn’t lead with the new sensor, instead burying it towards the end of the presentation. As I expected, the fact that you have to swipe your finger over the Galaxy S5′s home button is a real pain. Basically, the registration process asks you to swipe your finger straight down over the sensor. It’s easy enough. The Galaxy S5 which comes across as an evolutionary upgrade rather than a revolutionary upgrade. It brings fingerprint scanner goodness and brings IP67 certification as the chief upgrades. Let us have a look at its specifications:

    Samsung Galaxy S5
  • 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a full HD resolution
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI on top
  • 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 16MP rear camera with BSI and LED flash, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB of internal storage capacity which can be expanded by another 64GB
  • Download Booster which uses Wi-Fi and Network services simultaneously for faster downloads
  • IP67 certification which makes it water and dust resistant
  • Heart rate sensor coupled with S Health 3.0
  • Infrared LED to make it compatible with smart TV remote
  • 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0,GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC
  • 2800 mAhbattery unit
  • Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold

The smartphone features a leather cum plastic back with perforated holes which make the grip of the smartphone slightly better. Samsung will launch the smartphone in April globally with a price tag and we can expect to get the same then.


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