Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with better, faster camera
SAMSUNG has unveiled its new Galaxy S5 phone with a faster camera, fingerprint scanner with PayPal purchases, and more features to cater for those looking to improve their fitness.
"With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers," said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
"Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives.
"The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation."
The Galaxy S5 combines an advanced 16 megapixel camera, the fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected in style.
Samsung says the the Galaxy S5 offers the world's fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds.
It has advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) to reproduce natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances.
New Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background.
With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.
Samsung claims the Galaxy S5 offers the most advanced LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance available today, ensuring blazing fast data speeds for unrivaled media consumption and productivity.
The Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and supporting the large number of LTE frequency with LTE Category 4 standard.
For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the Galaxy S5 now features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously.
Be more fit and active
Its enhanced S Health 3.0, provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.
Galaxy S5 users can further customize their experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation Gear products for real-time fitness coaching.
Express modern, glam look
Samsung says The Galaxy S5 blends iconic design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests.
The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look.
Its contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold, to complement the style of the individual consumer.
Essential device protection
The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant.
It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers.
The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.
The device will be available globally through Samsung's retail channels, e-commerce and carriers in April.
Network: LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display: 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
AP: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
OS: Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Camera: 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
Video: UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Features HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More
Additional Features IP67 Dust and water Resistant; Ultra Power Saving Mode; Download Booster; S Health 3.0
Quick Connect; Private Mode; Kids Mode
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2); Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 3.0; NFC; IR Remote
Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Memory RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128G
Dimension 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs