Monday, February 24, 2014

Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy S5

Samsung just announced their flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone during its press conference today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 features a built in heart rate sensor that enables new features in the S Health 3.0 app as well as a finger print scanner similar to Apple’s TouchID feature on the iPhone 5S. Samsung confirmed that it will be offering mobile payments with the fingerprint scanner and using it as a security feature to make content in certain apps only accessible when activated by the user’s fingerprint.

Samsung has released some feature details on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 listed below:

  • 5.1 inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz Quad core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
  • heart rate sensor
  • 16 megapixel camera, 2.1 megapixel
  • fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO
  • Download Booster WiFi-LTE bonding
  • Finger Scanner
  • IP67 dust and water resistant
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB memory (up to 64GB w/ microSD)
  • dimensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
  • charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue, and copper Gold


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