Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled at the Samsung unpacked 5 event at MWC 2014

The most awaited phone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is officially announced by Samsung at the MWC 2014.

Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5

The phone comes with a 5.1” Full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 chipset with 2GB of RAM, 150Mbps LTE and a 16MP camera. The internal storage can be either 16 or 32GB and is expandable up to a massive 128GB via microSD card.

The phone is IP67 certified making it water and dust resistant. There is also a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. The fingerprint scanner is integrated into the home key below the display.

galaxy s5

The camera is upgraded to 16MP which records 4k videos as was reported in number of leaks leading up to the launch. The phone runs on Samsung’s own TouchWiz skin based on Android 4.4.2.

A battery of 2800mAh runs the show and Samsung claims a Standby time of 390 hrs. and Talk time of 21 hrs.

The Galaxy S5 is scheduled to launch globally in April and will be available on all major US carriers. There is no official word on pricing yet.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications:

Processor: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080), 432 ppi
Dimension: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
OS: Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Memory: RAM: 2GB, 16/32GB User Memory + microSD slot (up to 128GB)
Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, IR Remote
Additional Features: IP67 certificated Dust & Water Resistant, Emergency Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Health, Quick Connect, Private Mode, and Kids Mode
Camera: Main (Rear): 16MP (1/2.6”, Phase Detection AF)
Sub (Front): 2.1MP (1920 x 1080, Wide-angle lens)
Camera Features: HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, and Virtual Tour Shot
Video: UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Sensor
Battery: 2800mAh
Standby time: 390 hrs. / Talk time: 21 hrs.

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