The wait is finally over as Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Building up on the highly successful and wildly sold Galaxy S4, the new Galaxy S5 is quite an improvement over its predecessor.
The phone hosts a 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor with 2GB of Ram. To support the added firepower, the phone also boasts a bigger battery which samsung claims, will last 20% longer than Galaxy S4 on a single charge. So when it comes to the raw processing power, Samsung has once again ensured that its flagship phone has the best hardware in the competition.
The S5 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel sporting the same 1920×1080 pixel full HD resolution as before. Just like the S4, this offers superb visual quality, though with a slightly lower 430ppi pixel density. The display offers great contrast and brightness levels while colour reproduction is pretty amazing.
The phone has a 16 Megapixel camera at the back that also supports 4K video recording. The enhanced camera also offers real time HDR processing for further enhancing the photo quality. Overall, the camera interface has been improved and the picture quality is phenomenal.
For those of you wishing for something new in design, you’ll be disappointed as the phone retains most of the design features of its predecessor. The curves and the build is almost the same as the S4. However, the back has been redesigned with a new soft dimple finish. The phone is being offered in 4 colours, black, white, blue and gold. With the new finish, Samsung has finally gotten away with the plastic, glossy finish seen in the Galaxy line before.
So whats cool about the new Samsung Galaxy S5 other than increased processing power and a larger screen? Well, the phone has a fingerprint scanner embedded in the front home button. This fingerprint scanner will offer greater device security and privacy. Furthermore, there is even a heart rate monitor at the back of the phone that can be used to monitor your heart rate.
The phone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and hosts several Samsung specific apps like before. There are also some trivial changes to the front interface which distinguish it from the S4.
The Phone will hit the market in April of this year with the price tag still a secret. However, there is no doubt that the S5 will sell like a hot cake like its predecessor because it offers great refinements and is undoubtedly the best Android phone in the market right now.
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