You waited for it, and here you have it. The South Korean handset maker finally unveiled the Galaxy S5, sporting a 5.1-inch display. The device packs in a bunch of cool new features, most of which not seen on any other smartphone around. Above all, the new Galaxy S5 is water and dust resistant. So, you probably have a good reason to cheer. Before we dive into “what’s new”, lets have a close look at the specifications.
5.1-inch super AMOLED display
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
2.5 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor
2 GB RAM
16 MP primary camera
2 MP secondary camera
16/32 GB internal storage
2800 mAh battery.
You were hoping for something better than a 2 GB RAM, weren’t you? Well, that shouldn’t be a problem. Filling up the empty space is a powerful 2.5 GHz quad-core processor that promises to make things a lot faster. However, Samsung should have offered something better than a 2 MP font facing camera.
Interestingly, the S5 comes with a fingerprint censor that lets you do a lot more than just unlock the screen. It also allows you make secured payments online. Another awesome feature is the kid-mode that lets you decide which apps should not be accessed by your little one.
The handset comes with an highly impressive power-saving mode. While the battery is low, the unwanted apps running in the background are killed and the display turns Black and White. As a result a good amount of power is saved and can be used in times of emergency to make a call or send a text message. Moreover, S5 users will also be able to enjoy bonus features from some of the top apps like PayPal, Wall Street Journal and Evernote to name a few.
In terms of looks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is no different from it’s predecessors. However, it does move on to the next level by packing in a bunch of “cutting-edge” features not found in the S3 and the S4. The handset will be available in 4 colours – Black, White, Blue and Gold. Nothing is yet known about the price. But, with a whole lot of goodness pumped in, the price tag might go a bit heavy on your pocket.