The most highly anticipated device of the year, Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally unveiled. At Samsung Unpacked Event held at MWC, Barcelona, 2014 Samsung pulled the curtains off from it’s new line of Galaxy devices including Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit. Going through thousands of rumors every day, concept designs and a lot of ifs and buts, the anticipation has come to an end today.
Specifications Overview & Design:
On the top, Samsung has used a 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED screen having 432 ppi. The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy S5 are 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and the device weighs at 145g. The earlier leaks this evening disappointed the users with the device’s design and same old hardware, but the unpacked event surely ripped off all that disappoint as Galaxy S5 turned out to be a great product. Samsung has powered up the device with 2.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805) accompanied by a RAM of 2 GB. At the back, the device sports a great and powerful 16 MP camera shooter and the front one remains at 2 MP. Samsung hasn’t made a big move in the design department, Galaxy S5 is quite similar to that of the S4 in shape but has a perforated and a very grippy dotted back. Below the Camera and besides the flash, Samsung has implemented a Heart Rate sensor. The device is given a life using a battery of 2800 mAh. Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. The device will come in a lot of color ranges the users can choose from. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S5 is water and dust resistant and comes with IP67.
Well, let’s go a little deep into the features now. Samsung has done a lot of hardwork on Galaxy S5’s device. Galaxy S5’s camera is a first timer in a lot of departments. The HDR mode is better then before, and works for video mode as well now. Samsung has tried to match the quality of Galaxy S5’s camera to that of a DSLR camera by using PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) feature. There is a new feature named as “Selective Focus” that helps the users to determine what to keep in focus and what to not. Besides all this, the camera is capable of recording UHD videos.
Battery & Ultra Power Saving Mode:
Galaxy S5’s battery is said to be improved and provides 10 hours of internet surfing and 12 hours of video play back. Not only that, Samsung has introduced Ultra Power Saving Mode in the Galaxy S5. Now this is the feature I actually loved. Ultra Power Saving Mode efficiently turns your devices’s display into a black and white display and turns of all unnecessary apps except messaging / calls running in the background. This gives the device an extra life of 24 hours. That’s huge!
UI Changes, Private Mode, Kids Mode:
Galaxy S5 comes with a lot of UI changes as well. Samsung has introduced a new user interface for the settings app. The UI is even more responsive and has a great quality. Notifications have got a new user interface as well. Samsung has introduced different modes in the device including Private Mode, Kids Mode etc. Private Mode allows the users to keep a private profile in the phone and access it only using the fingerprint scanner or a password system if there is one. No one else can access the Private Mode except the device owner. While the Kids Mode is designed if your device is sometimes serviced by kids. You can simply turn on the Kids Mode, it will allow the kids to only play the games that it offers or the specific features of this mode and won’t let them come across any personal data within the phone. Samsung has also improved Knox Security Solution for the Galaxy S5.
Fingerprint Scanner & Heart Rate Scanner:
The fingerprint scanner is just a great addition to the Galaxy S5. Unlike Apple’s iPhone 5S’s bio-metric system, Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner wants you to swipe your finger through the screen to the button and get your device unlocked / access any data where you’ve turned on this lock or make mobile payments and other feature it can be used on.
One of the new features is the Heart Rate Scanner implemented besides the flash light at the back of the phone. By tapping your finger onto the Heart Rate Scanner, the phone intelligently tells you your heart rate and helps you to stay normal.
Last, but not the least. Samsung has also introduced new headphones along with the Galaxy S5.
The release date and pricing details haven’t been unveiled yet, but we expect the device to hit the shelves by late April, 2014. As soon as we come to know about these details we will surely bring em’ right here for you. There is definitely a lot more to discuss about the device that we probably will be doing once we get our hands on the device. Do tell us how do you feel about this device and are you going to get it or not?