Thursday, 27 February 2014

In Brief: Samsung Galaxy S5 Unpacked with 5.1 inch Display, Powerfull 16Mp Camera, We Introduce You To Its 5 Special Feature

Samsung finally unveiled its much-hyped new flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 at its 'UNPACKED 5' event on Monday, ending months of speculations. A few special features stood out, despite most of the rumored specifications turning out to be real. It launched, though, with the GS5 monicker but is it the best phone in the world? Read on where we reveal all the specs you need to know and what we thought of the device.

After Nokia Android Series, It’s the Time For Samsung New Galaxy S5 which Pack a New Avatar For users. The Galaxy S5’s design is a minor evolution of the Galaxy S4 — in fact, the two are almost indistinguishable from the front. The S5’s display is ever so slightly larger at 5.1 inches, but it’s still a 1080p, Super AMOLED panel that doesn’t look very different from the S4’s screen. Below the display is a new home key with integrated fingerprint scanner and capacitive keys for multitasking and Android’s back button.

Samsung has retained the familiar metal-looking plastic surround on the S5, though the charging port (now USB 3.0) comes with an integrated port cover for waterproofing. The S5 is IP67-rated for water and dust resistance, meaning it can be submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes at a time. 

In terms of pure specifications, the Galaxy S5 is not very different from the Galaxy S4. In fact, it is marginally bigger, thicker, heavier and has a display with relatively lower pixel density than the Galaxy S4. The improvements are essentially on the processor (2.5GHz quad-core), USB 3.0, and a 16-megapixel camera over the Galaxy S4′s 13-megapixel camera. Another improvement is on the UI front with lesser crapware and an inspired flatter look.

The only great user-centric hardware feature apart from the usual processor and camera updates is waterproofing – something Sony has pioneered with its Xperia Z series of smartphones. The great news for Indian users is that the Galaxy S5 now comes with just a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and not the Exynos version. This chipset also enables 4K video recording.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Galaxy S5 flaunts a 5.1-inch display and is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and paired with 2GB of RAM. Other features include, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,800mAh battery.

Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.. As expected, the device is water resistant and also includes a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S.

Samsung could surprise everyone by pricing the flagship lower than many of its competitors. With the specifications not matching up to the high expectations, an attractive price tag could tempt even more buyers to opt for the Samsung flagship. This could also be a ploy to better compete against the influx of dirt-cheap Android handsets coming from China. Will Be Official Launched In This April

We Likely to Introduce You to five special features of Samsung Galaxy S5:

[1] Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO: Samsung Galaxy S5 offers LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance, ensuring fast data speeds. It supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously. According to the benchmark test ran by Android Community, Galaxy S5 is the fastest device around.

[2] Fingerprint Sensor: As speculated earlier, Samsung Galaxy S5 features Fingerprint scanner like the one seen in iPhone 5S, providing a secure, biometric screen-locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers.

[3] Dust and Water Resistant: The Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant. This feature, which was used in Sony Xperia Z1 and Z2, has been used in a Samsuing Galaxy series phone for the first time.

[4] S Health 3.0: The new flagship device features S Health 3.0, a fitness-oriented software that helps people stay fit by providing a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, along with additional tools, including a pedometer, diet and exercise records and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.

[5] Fast Autofocus Speed: The device has a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface. "The Galaxy S5 offers the world's fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproduce natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances," according to Samsung. The camera has Selective Focus feature that allows users to focus on a specific area and blur out the rest or background.

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