Monday, February 24, 2014

Samsung unveils its 2014 Flagship waterproof smartphone Galaxy S5 - And Galaxy Gear 'Fit' [Video]

After many rumours and speculations, Samsung Galaxy 5 is finally a reality and has been officially announced.

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The Samsung's 2014 flagship smartphone was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona along with Gear Fit - a wearable fitness device. It has a 5.25-inch screen, 16MP camera and runs Android KitKat 4.4. 

Software and icons now look similar to Apple's 'flatter' iOS design. Handset comes in four colours: black, white, blue and gold and is dust and water resistant Prices have not yet been announced but it will be available in April

Samsung claims it crams in a professional camera and a powerful fitness tracker while being water and dust proof - and comes with fingerprint sensor technology, just like arch rival the iPhone 5S.

The Galaxy S5 specs are:
  • 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
  • 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • 2.5GHz quad-core application processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front) camera
  • Ultra HD  30fps video recording
  • Selective Focus camera
  • Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
  • IR Remote
  • 2800mAh  battery - Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

Like Apple's iPhone 5S, Samsung's latest handset has a Fingerprint Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature.

As for the wearable Galaxy Gear 'Fit', it gives notifications about SMS, missed calls, and the like, while also serving as a way to monitor a person's heart rate while exercising.

The Samsung Gear Fit is designed to 'comfortably contour to the wrist while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display,' Samsung said. 

Gear Fit Specs: 
  • Display: 1.84inch curved Super AMOLED
  • Includes: Pedometer, exercise and heart rate sensors, stopwatch and timer
  • Notifications: For SMS, calls, emails and apps 
  • Strap: Changeable in three colours, the band is IP67 dust and water resistant
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0 LE
  • Dimensions: 23.4mm x 57.4mm x 11.95 mm
  • Weight: 27g
  • Battery: 210mAh with 3-4 days of typical usage or 5 days of low usage
Now watch the unveiling ceremony video:

Read more about it at: Mail Online

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