Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes Official

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Another press event goes a bit awry as we all receive full details of the handset which is yet to be announced on stage. The event hasn’t even started and, as I speak, there’s music still playing, However, we now have official confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy S5. It’ll be available on April 11th in over 100 countries.

Yes, it will have a fingerprint scanner, but it’s not just for security it’ll secure your banking and payment details too. You can lock down also enable a “Private Mode” to access pictures on your device.

A 16 megapixel camera and a hugely fast autofocus which’ll take less than 0.3 seconds to complete. The “Selective Focus” feature is confirmed also, which lets you alter the depth of field after snapping a photo. The auto focus is immensely fast and should – according to Samsung – mean the end of blurred shots. It’ll record video and snap photos in HDR and you get DSLR-like camera technology inside. THey’ve added a new companion chipset which means better precision and a faster response time. It’s the fastest ever auto-focus for a smartphone.

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4G and the fifth generation WiFi is on board. There’s also something called a “Download Booster” which bonds 4G and WiFi together for a supercharged download! It’s the “fastest and most stable” WiFi performance too. It’s not “just” 4G either. They’ve got 8 bands of full LTE compatibility.

Inside there’s some additional benefits for keeping you fit, including the newly improved S Health 3.0, which will include a fitness tracker to make sure you’re keeping healthy. Like me. ;) There’s a heart rate sensor – a real time fitness coach together with the Samsung Gear.

It’s IP67 waterproof and dust resistant and there’s longer battery life with the Ultra Power Saving tech on board. This will turn the screen to black and white and shut down non-essential things. This means, even when you hit 10% battery life, you’ll have an amazing 24 hours standby time.

As for those all-important specs, expect a 5.1″ FHD (1920×1080) screen, Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU. At the back is a 16 megapixel camera and, up front, a 2 megapixel shooter. Inside there’s a 2800mAh battery and 2GB RAM with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage depending on the model. You can up that to a massive 128GB with a microSD card slot. NFC and an IR remote also feature.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Product Specifications:

Network

LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display

5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP

2.5GHz Quad core application processor

OS

Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera

16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)

Video

UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLACAudio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera

Features

HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More

Additional

Features

IP67 Dust and water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 3.0
Quick Connect
Private Mode
Kids Mode

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+USB: USB 3.0

NFC

IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory*

RAM: 2GBInternal Memory: 16/32GBmicroSD slot up to 128G

* Memory options may be varied by product model or available regions

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery

2800mAhStandby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs 

 

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