Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S5, Here's What You Need To Know
Article by George Norman
On 25 Feb 2014
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Samsung presented the new Galaxy S5 smartphone.

This means that I am now capable of bringing you the main things you need to know about the smartphone.


The fifth generation of the Galaxy S series has been unveiled by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. As expected, the Galaxy S5 comes with a larger display, a better camera, a more powerful processor, and a longer lasting battery.

Here’s an infographic that presents the main specifications for the Galaxy S series, from the Galaxy S1 up to the Galaxy S5.

The Galaxy S5 has a sleek contoured shape, features a perforated pattern on the back cover, and is available as charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold. You’re not going to want to get the S5 wet. But if you do, you don’t have to worry about it because the Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. And speaking about getting the S5 wet, if this gives you a scare, you can use the built-in heart rate monitor to see how much your heart rate went up.

Samsung Galaxy S5 – Tech Specs
  • Design: contoured shape, perforated pattern on the back cover, dust and water resistant
  • Dimensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
  • Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display
  • Processor: 2.5GHZ quad-core processor or 2.1Ghz octa-core processor
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM memory, 13/32GB internal memory, microSD slot upto 64GB
  • Camera: 16MP rear camera, 2MP front camera. Samsung pointed out that the S5’s camera offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds.
  • Connectivity: LTE cat. 4, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, NFC, IR remote
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, heart rate sensor.
  • Battery: 2800mAh battery that offers 390 hours of standby time and 21 hours of talk time.
  • Colors: charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system
  • S Health – tools to stay fit and well are offered by the enhanced S Health 3.0. It features a comprehensive personal fitness tracker, a pedometer, built-in heart rate monitor, and other tools.
  • 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.
  • All the software features that Galaxy S4 users are familiar with.

“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”

You can pair the Galaxy S5 with one of the three new wearable devices Samsung introduced: Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, or Gear Fit. The Gear Fit, just like the S5, is dust and water resistant.

The Galaxy S5 will go on sale this April.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S5, Android, Google, smartphone, Mobile World Congress
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