Samsung Galaxy S5 with 5.1 inch display, quad-core processor announced

Samsung has announced its next flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch display and has a dust and water resistant body. It comes with some unique features in including an inbuilt finger print scanner for additional security and a heart rate monitor. It has a 16 MP primary camera and a 2 MP front camera for video calling. The Galaxy S5 has 2 GB RAM and is available in 16/32 GB variants.

Connectivity wise the Samsung Galaxy S5 supports GPRS, 3G, USB, NFC and Bluetooth. It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and has a qualcomm snapdragon quad-core 2.5 GHz processor. The S5 pack a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery. Other features included are inbuilt accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture and heart rate sensors. The smartphone will be launched in Black, White, Blue and Gold colors.

"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. "Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone in the market today through people inspired innovation."

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:

Display: 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~432 ppi pixel density)
Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon qualcomm
OS: Android 4.4
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory expandable upto 128 GB
Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, GPRS, EDGE
Camera: 16 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 2 MP front camera
Battery: 2800 mAh battery
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be launched in April this year. Keep checking for the latest price updates!


By: Silky Malhotra

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