Samsung Galaxy S5 is Packed With Many Features: Here is Everything You Want To Know
Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S5. As suggested by the trailer released sometime back, the Galaxy S5 brings in alot of new features. After the success of the Galaxy S4, Samsung is now ready to make more customers after selling more than 200 Million S devices.
Lets talk about whats new; When it is about Samsung, folks usually do not expect more, specially when it is about the looks. Keeping up to it the Galaxy S5 shares the same look as any other Galaxy device, however, with some enhancements. The Galaxy S5 has a leather like dotted back which is in any case better than the usual plastic on old devices. This new back design is not like what we have seen on the Note 3 and other recent devices, check out the image below:
Moving further in, the Galaxy S5 is launched with some unexpected features as well. To start with, the Galaxy S5 is IP67 Dust and water Resistant, which means; it can be used in rain, while swimming etc, but keeping in mind it is not water proof. The Galaxy S5 also features a hear rate sensor, located just below the back camera and aside to the flash light. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to the users.
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 device has alot more features inside, but lets talk about the specifications first. The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1 Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU, Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU.
This new Galaxy is packed with a 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of storage which is expandable to 128 GB via MicroSD card. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16 MP camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow take, edit and share photos. The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds. The new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while blurring out the background. Most importantly, the Galaxy S5 also is capable to shoot 4K videos.
The device is packed with a 2800 mAh battery which is removable if required. Talking about the battery, Samsung has introduced a Ultra Power Saving Mode which turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption. During the keynote, the company said if the S5 is at 10% battery level and if you switch on the Ultra Power Saving Mode, the device will further be active on standby for 24 hours. Connectivity options include WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB: USB 3.0, NFC and IR Remote.
Lets get back to the remaining features; S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 offers more tools to help users stay fit and well. It provides a 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. The new S Health app can sync with Samsung’s Gear line of wearables, including the Gear Fit fitness band, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and it offers guided coaching and feedback while you work out.
The User Interface on the Galaxy S5 have also changed, with focus on icons, you will not see many tabs in this phone as all of it is mostly icons. Talking about the fingerprint scanner, it requires a vertical swipe over the home button to activate the scanner which might be difficult to do so holding the 5.1 inch/145 grams device with one hand. However, Samsung has reportedly tied up with PayPal to secure purchases using the fingerprint scanner which was first seen on iPhone 5s.
The Galaxy S5 is scheduled to launch globally on April 11th and will be available in 150 countries. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in new colors like charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.
Samsung has not shared any price information, but you can expect it to be as high as the number of new features added in this new Galaxy. We will bring you more information and our hands-on real quick. Stay Tuned!