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February 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 now official!

Hot off announcement, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now official! It’s different from what we predicted by a long shot, and is surely varying from all the hype, but it does offer a few surprising things. It packs a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p display, a faster 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 graphics, water-resistance, a fingerprint scanner and a revamped design.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 doesn’t offer anything new in the display technology section; they simply made it a bit bigger without much changing the size of the device. The processing and graphics power is improved on the other hand, paired with 2GB RAM. A 16 megapixel camera with better autofocus & 4K video recording that takes sharper photos is also on the way. However, there was no mention about it being the company’s ISOCELL sensor; it’s one at 1/2.6″.

Samsung Galaxy S5 2

In terms of design, Samsung employs a soft touch finish on the back, replacing their old and glossy hyperglaze. The handset is now also IP67 certified, making it dust and water resistant (we won’t be seeing S5 variants soon) and a heart rate monitor is found beside the LED flash made to pair with S-Health. To add, Samsung also retained their set of capacitive buttons with their signatory physical home button, incorporating a fingerprint scanner within it.

TouchWiz is also facing a few upgrades. New icons and design elements can be found just as teased, and it also features the My Magazine news reader that can be accessed with a swipe. Better power saving modes can also be found and one of the main highlights is Samsung giving the ability to get data through both 4G & WiFi simultaneously with the Download Booster.

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs:
5.1-inch 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED display, 432ppi
2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 8974-AC CPU
Adreno 330
16, 32GB internal memory
Micro SD expandable up to 128GB
WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
IP67 water & dust resistant
Fingerprint scanner
LTE
16 megapixel camera with AF, LED flash
1080p @ 30, 60fps, 4K @ 30fps
2 megapixel front-facing camera @ 1080p
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz
2,800mAh removable battery

The device is coming in various colors such as charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue & copper gold soon. No details yet on pricing and availability so stay tuned as we will have more coverage of Samsung’s flagship phone.

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53 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S5 now official!”

  1. Rockafella says:

    Ahh Samsung you never to fail to impress me, still making phones out of shitty materials, eh? Wake up fanboys. Samsung has cut corners on this one.

    • BuboySaCanada says:

      U must be a troll. Every site has one. haha! isn’t that what they said about iPhone 5s? cut corners add a fingerprint sensor and new color scheme and call it a day? talk about cutting corners and ripping people off, apple been robbing you all for years. quit being blind.

    • funny says:

      ^ LOL. what made you think he uses an iphone? he never mentioned using one!

      just because he doesn’t like samsung doesn’t mean he’s a troll. don’t be too defensive. everyone knows samsung is the ultimate copycat. LOL

    • juan says:

      Apples the biggest copycat before the iphone has ever been released samsung rleased a smartphone with the first multitouch screen that uses gestures , a physical button at the center and a phone that doesnt uses old ugly atennas for receiving 3g signals which after a year the iphone was released with the same setup bu lacking the 3g capability which the iphone got after a few years.

    • funny says:

      ^ don’t get too defensive. It will go deep on you. Too much excuses just to prove a point don’t mean anything anyway. LOL

  2. Critic says:

    Mobile phone features peaked so early. So expect the innovation to tone down by now. Less innovative features will be introduced and companies will just start to focus on iteration. This is quite prevalent now, masyado nang maraming unnecessary features ngayon and I think they should focus more on optimization by now since smartphones are no longer efficient to use.

  3. BuboySaCanada says:

    Sobrang cool pero expensib.most likely 2000 pesos. grabe namane
    http://goo.gl/IttsyE

    go go samsung

  4. JFV_noB says:

    Hay salamat… Ginawa nang ‘Recent Apps’ ang ‘Menu’ button nila!

  5. Choco Mucho says:

    They wanted to compete with all the flagships in this phone:

    1. The colorful cover – to compete with the Lumia lines
    2. Water-resistant – just like the Xperia Zs
    3. The fingerprint scanner – to compete with the iPhones

    and so on…

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