The much awaited Galaxy S5 is set to hit stores starting from April 11 in 150 countries including India. For the past many years, the Samsung Galaxy has been the most foreseen smartphone launches along with the iPhone and the Nexus devices. Galaxy S5 is expected to be priced between Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000., though the special pricing has not been shared by the company yet.
Samsung also announced three wearable devices. Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. These devices will be available across the country through Samsung’s retail stores and e-commerce sites from April 11 onwards. Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs.21,900 and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs.15,900.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 phone is said to be available in four colors, blue, black, white and gold. It comes with a vivid 16MP ISOCELL and 2MP camera at the front for video calling functionality. It claims to offer the world’s fastest auto focus speed at 0.3 seconds and features like HDR. The Discerning Focus feature allows the users to focus on a particular area of the object being captured and blur the background. The camera can also capture 4K videos. Although there is not much change in design department as compared to its predecessors, but the back cover now comes with a dotted tapping.
The phone comes with 16 and 32GB internal storage options along with a microSD card slot to expand it further upto 128GB. The Galaxy S5 comes with a home button that also works as Biometric scanning sensor. The 2,880mAh Li-ion battery promises a talk time of 21 hours. It also has an Ultra Power Saving Mode which turns off all features and operates the device in black and white mode.
The Galaxy S5 comes with 3G/4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 3.0, IR remote, NFC etc. It also has a Download Booster feature, which allows it to enhance data speeds by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE together. Along with these the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a special features – S Health 3.0 app, which is a full-fledged fitness tracker.
Below are the Features:
- 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920p) display
- 16-megapixel camera and 2.1MP front-facing camera
- 3G speeds at 42Mbps
- Octa-core processor capable of operating all eight cores at the same time
- 16GB internal memory which is expandable to 128GB via a microSD card
- IP67 dust and water resistant
- It has a finger scanner and biometric screen locking