Samsung, the South Korean mobile manufacturer has always been dedicated towards adding more excitement to their devices and keeping it at par with the Apple iPhone most of the times copying it features because R&D is such a waste of money.
Recently, the company has launched their most awaited and most leaked flagship device ‘Samsung Galaxy S5’ which is the fifth generation of their ‘S Series’.
Samsung launched the handset at the world’s largest gathering of mobile manufacturers ‘Mobile World Congress 2014’. However, along with the new 5th Gen Galaxy S Samsung also introduced ‘Samsung Galaxy Gear 2’ and ‘Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo’. Well, we shall discuss about these in future articles.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was much awaited due to many factors. First, they launched ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 3’ which was a big step in terms of the design language of the company. Secondly, almost all the leading Smartphone manufacturers were in talks all over the internet for their upcoming flagship devices including Sony Xperia Z2, HTC M8, iPhone 6 etc.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was also popular on various blogs and websites with the leaked shots. Before the launch day, almost all the features and specifications of the device were clear to the world.
Some of the popular Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Water and Dust resistant
- New Touch VI designs
The above mentioned three features were the most leaked and talking points of the new device that was about to launch in a couple of days. But, at the launch, Samsung introduced another feature that was not available till now on any device i.e. ‘Heart rate monitor’.
For some, the feature has been just a useless addition to the device that would affect the pricing of the device, but some appreciated the Samsung’s work and said its the new beginning of health features in mobile devices.
Former MD of Mobile Operations and control said,
“The addition of another unexpected sensor to the mobile is a great step and initiative by the makers.’’
So, what are the specifications of the device? Well, as we know Samsung has never compromised over the specifications on its flagship device. This time again, they made a big jump and provided the best mix of set of specifications on the device.
- The device features a 5.10 inch OLED full HD Super AMOLED display with 16 M colors.
- Cornering Gorilla Glass 3.
- Runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
- The device comes with a resolution of 920*1080 pixels with 432 ppi.
- The device features 2 GB of RAM.
- The device features a 2.1 Mega Pixels secondary camera.
- 16 GB internal memory with Micro SD card support.
- Infrared LED, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0, NFC.
- It features 2800 mAh battery power.
- Fingerprint scanner, Heart rate monitor, Water and dust resistant.
- Weighs 146 Grams.
- Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset and Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 with Adreno 330 GPU.
The above set of specifications makes the ‘Samsung Galaxy S5’ one of the most powerful devices available in the market which competes with Samsung’s own ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 3’, ‘iPhone 5s’, ‘Sony Xperia Z’, ‘HTC M8’ .
Stay tuned with us for a detailed review of the device. Get detailed information of all the aspects of the Galaxy S5.