Samsung has officially unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, that they say is "designed for what matters most to consumers." The device is running Android 4.4.2, has a 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB storage (expandable via microSD), an IR blaster and USB 3.0. The display is a 5.1-inch (1920 x 1080 resolution) 1080p HD Super AMOLED, on the rear is a 16 megapixel camera that can shoot 4K video at 30 FPS, and can provide simulated depth of field with a new mode. The battery is a 2800 mAh which Samsung claims can hit 21 hours of talk time, plus the software includes a power-saving mode that will change the display to black and white to keep the device going for longer. Following in Sony's footsteps the S5 is also waterproof and dust resistant.
JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung said
With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers. 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.
Samsung has also included an enhanced S Health 3.0 app, that provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, as well as additional tools including such as a pedometer, diet/exercise records, and built-in heart rate monitor. The S5 is also waterproof and dust resistant and has a fingerprint scanner for security.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 will launch in blue, white, black, and gold globally in April.