The Samsung Galaxy S5 has just been announced live at MWC, Specs and details will follow below.
So, the Galaxy S5 is going to pack a 5.1″ SuperAMOLED display with 1080p resolution, not much of an upgrade over its predecessor the S4.
The camera got a significant update though – it’s now a 16MP one with just 0.3s shot-to-shot time, selective focus and 4K video recording. The Selective Focus seems to be similar to Nokia’s Refocus app – it shoots a picture and you can choose the focus after the fact.
There is also a new HDR Live mode which allegedly lets you see how the HDR photo will look like even before you take it.
Another new addition is the heart rate monitor placed just below the rear camera under the LED flash. You just need to put you index finger there and the device will tell you your heart rate. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will focus on fitness apps (S-Health 3.0 on board), especially with Samsung’s newest wearables having a heart rate monitor, too.
Galaxy S5 will come with a fingerprint sensor (who would have guessed!) and it will be embedded in the Home key. You will need to swipe your finger 8 times to record it and after that you will be able to unlock the S5 with your fingerprint. You can also authorize PayPal payments with just a single swipe of your registered finger.
Finally, the Galaxy S5 will be water and dust resistant. This means we are probably not getting an Active version as it was with the Galaxy S4.
Other specs that matter are USB 3.0 port, LTE connectivity with download booster mode where you can use both Wi-Fi and LTE for super-fast downloads, Android 4.4 KitKat with support for OK, Google command to launch Google Now anywhere, new TouchWiz skin with flat and round icons (probably the same as the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 slate).
Unfortunately, the design of the Galaxy S5 is nothing ground-breaking. The front looks quite the same as the previous Galaxy S4, though the back features a matte plastic with some dotted texture. If the Galaxy S5 will become available in black, white blue and gold colours.
The verge with a first hands on
Samsung began the event saying they had listened to their customers, listening to some of the customers I know I know their not happy with this phone but time will tell if the S5 is behind the times from launch.
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|– Fingerprint sensor
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.1 inches (~432 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– TouchWiz UI|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host|
|CAMERA||Primary||16 MP, 4640 x 3480 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR|
|Video||Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, video stabilization, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary||Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Black, White, Blue, Gold|
|– Wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
– Air gestures
– Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 390 h|
|Talk time||Up to 21 h|