Samsung new Galaxy S5 flagship phone with fingerprint, Samsung have confirmed its next lead smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress 2014, held at Barcelona.”
“Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 flagship phone has
fingerprint reader, heart rate monitor”
This smartphone comes like the former, with the exception that it is stuffed with an improved camera, it comes with a bigger size, has a unique fingerprint sensor and a heart rate monitor. Furthermore, the smartphone is waterproof!
Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S5, its newest flagship smartphone that comes with features like a heart rate monitor and fingerprint reader.
The device will go on sale on April 11 in 150 countries and all the big U.S. carriers will offer the Galaxy S5 — T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS, and US Cellular. Samsung didn’t reveal specifics on pricing, though you can expect something around $200 on a two-year contract based on Samsung’s past pricing strategies.
There aren’t any huge changes from the S4, but Samsung did make several improvements to its best-selling smartphone. Here are the key features of the S5, which will be available in blue, white, black and gold:
Fingerprint sensor: Like Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung’s new smartphone will have fingerprint-reading technology for those that want to unlock their device in such a manner. However, the S5′s fingerprint scanner is swipe-based as opposed to the iPhone, which requires you to hold your fingerprint down in one place. You can also make payments via PayPal with your fingerprint.
Back design: The S5′s aesthetics looks similar from the front, but the plastic battery cover on the back has been replaced by a dimpled soft-touch finish. Samsung calls this a “modern glam look.”
Faster processor: A 2.5-Ghz chip is faster than the 1.9 Ghz and 1.6 Ghz chips found in the S4. The S5 will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Dustproof, waterproof: The new device is water and dust-resistant and can be submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Better cameras: The S5 features an improved 16-megapixel camera, up from the S4′s 13-megapixels. It also has the “world’s fastest autofocus speed” of 0.3 seconds and can record video in 4K.
Improved battery: The S5 will allow for 10 hours of web-surfing or 12 hours of video playback.
Bigger screen: At 5.1 inches, the S5′s screen is slightly bigger than the S4 and features a 1920×1080 display.
Faster downloads: The S5 lets you download media using LTE and Wi-Fi at the same time, thus increasing overall download speeds.
Heart-rate monitor: The S5 has a built-in heart rate monitor just below the camera and can read your pulse in 5-to-10 seconds. Samsung also upgraded its fitness app, S Health, which can sync with the company’s wearable products.
Samsung today also unveiled new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, in addition to a new fitness band called the Gear Fit.
Nick Dillon, a senior analyst at Ovum, notes that Samsung’s decision to make only minor changes with the S5 is understandable given the company’s success with its S line and the maturity of the smartphone market.
“In contrast to the Galaxy S4 which was packed with gimmicky features, Samsung has focused instead on a small number of enhancements with the S5,” Dillon said. “The challenge for Samsung will be to convince users to upgrade to a handset that offers little more than its predecessor.”
Samsung today also unveiled new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches,
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