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. Continue reading
Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 Android smartphone aims to ditch gimmicky features for a fingerprint sensor and heart rate and fitness tracking.
The slightly larger and more powerful smartphone has a fingerprint reader directly under the home button, which will unlock the smartphone and authenticate PayPal payments, taking the fingerprint-reading battle to Apple, its chief rival in the smartphone market.
“People don’t want a load of complex features, they just features have an impact during everyday life, like a personal fitness tracker and a super fast camera, so we’ve made the new device based on those principles,” said James White, head of strategy and product marketing for Samsung UK talking to the Guardian. Continue reading
Samsung has said that its next Galaxy smartphone release, the S5, will be as powerful as the iPhone 5S which is the first smartphone to be powered by a 64-bit processor.
The iPhone 5S is the first smartphone to feature a 64 bit processor and Samsung clearly doesn’t want to be left behind, announcing that their next Galaxy smartphone release will match the specifications of the iPhone. However, they have also said that it will be some time before the next Galaxy reaches shelves. Going by the usual release pattern, users should expect to have to wait until the end of March for an announcement and May for a release of the phone. Continue reading