More power, more pixels and a refined design are words that you will now hear continuously being echoed in resonance with the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5. It was finally unveiled yesterday (Monday) at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The phone has a 5.1 inches screen, and is apparently supposed to have better protection against water and dust.
The camera is all the rave with 16 megapixels for the rear camera and 8 megapixels for the front facing camera respectively. However, the hoopla is focussed on a feature called “phase-detect” autofocus, which allows the camera to focus in just .3 seconds. Samsung claims that’s the fastest in the world, and it could seriously change how you use the camera. In other words, the S5 camera is superfast in capturing those split second reactions which commonly elude the traditional lenses.
The battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. This is demonstrated through Samsung’s continuing penetration into wearable devices that link to mobile handsets. The Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit will be released in 150 countries on April 11, 2014. The new Gear smartwatches can monitor the wearer’s heart rate while other devices include a pedometer. Unfortunately, the full list of countries has not yet been released. So far, it is known that the UK and US are definitely on the list.
Here are the core specs as compiled by SAMMOBILE:
features a stunning 5.1-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display with Local Contrast Algorithm, Super Dimming and Adaptive Display technology, Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) SoC with a clock speed of 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 578MHz and 2GB of RAM. There are a ton of sensors on the device too, including: Accelerometer, RGB Ambient light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Fingerprint Scanner and Heart Rate Sensor.
Finally the look and feel of the cover is different with the design catering for better grip.