After countless number of leaks and rumors, Samsung Galaxy S5 finally saw the light of the day at the press event in Barcelona yesterday. The handset did turn out to be different then we expected, but it’s finally here. The handset features a new design, a fingerprint sensor and Android 4.4 KitKat with a new TouchWiz UI on board. Dive in to know what the handset brings at the table in terms of specifications, along with the details about its availability.
What It Brings
Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a new design albeit plastic and features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display boasting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 2,800 mAh battery and comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its operating system. Under the hood, the handset is powered by the all-new quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. On the storage side, it comes with two configurations: 16GB and 32GB, both comes with support for microSD card of up to 128GB.
The handset measures 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm and weighs only 145 grams. Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an improved 16MP camera with UHD recording capabilities and real-time HDR for both photos and videos, as well as a couple of new modes to play with. On the front, it features a 2 megapixel camera for Skype and other similar apps. On the connectivity side, it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, IR remote, USB 3.0 and LTE connectivity.
What’s so different in the latest Samsung Galaxy S5? Well, the flagship device comes with several health-related features, giving users the ability to monitor and manage their behavior, as well as a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor. It also features a fingerprint sensor for security purposes and offers users a safe mobile payment experience.
There’s no word about the price tag it will come with, but it will launch on April 11th in over 150 countries around the globe on various carriers and retailers.