At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5, the successor one of last year’s best-selling Android smartphones.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen along with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of onboard memory. You can further expand the capacity by adding a microSD card. It will run on a superfast 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor. 3G and LTE versions will vary. It will also carry a fingerprint scanner and even a heart rate monitor and 2800 mAh battery. Samsung also claims that it is IP67-certified, meaning it is water and dust resistant – much like the Galaxy S4 Active and the recent Sony Xperia Z line. All the usual connectivity options are present: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and IR remote.


The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5 has also been upgraded. It now features 16 megapixels that combines the power of Samsung’s own line of digital imaging devices into the smartphone. It also includes features such as 4k video recording and real time HDR processing.


Running on the latest Android flavor – 4.4.2 KitKat, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a new TouchWiz interface. It somehow left most of the gimmicky features of the one found on the Galaxy S4, and instead focused on actual features. It appears to be a more toned-down interface compared to earlier versions of TouchWiz – which may be a good thing since now they are solely focused on features that the consumer will actually use.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released on April 11th. Stay tuned for pricing.


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