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Gadget Watch: Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5Along side Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung has updated its flagship smartphone with the Galaxy S5.

Headline features of the phone include an improved camera (see the spec below), fitness tools and improved device protection, “as consumers stay fit and connected in style”.

In terms of comms, it supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, says Samsung, along with “supporting the large number of LTE [frequencies] with LTE Category 4 standard”.

On the camera, Samsung states:

The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproduce natural light and colour with striking intensity at any circumstances. Also new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.

Samsung Galaxy S5In terms of device protection:

The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.

“We’ve decided to go back to basics with the Galaxy S5 and focus on the features and things that matter the most to our customers – namely the camera, ability to view and download data and content quickly and their health and wellbeing,” said Simon Stanford, vp of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “People want a smartphone that enhances and enables their mobile life. The Galaxy S5 represents just that, and we’re excited to see the response to our latest flagship smartphone device.”

Specifications

Network

LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display

5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP

2.5GHz Quad core application processor

OS 

Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera

16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)

Video

UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLACAudio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera

Features

HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More

Additional

Features

IP67 Dust and water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Download Booster

S Health 3.0

Quick Connect

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)

Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+

USB: USB 3.0

NFC

IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16/32GB 

microSD slot upto 128GB

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery

2800mAh 

Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

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Tags: Galaxy S5, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Samsung

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