Samsung Galaxy S5 announced, headed to 150 countries

After months of rumors and anticipation, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1" Super AMOLED screen of 1920x1080 resolution, quad core Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.5 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 150Mbps LTE and a 16MP camera which Samsung claims has the fastest auto-focus among smartphones.

On the software side, the smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 with Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI and improved version of Samsung's own KNOX security system. Samsung has also introduced an Ultra Power Saving Mode which turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features giving 24 hours of standby on low battery.


In addition to these, the Galaxy S5 has been IP67 certified which means it is resistant to water and dust, and can be submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. It also features the fingerprint scanning technology which was rumored for a long time. One of the features new to smartphones is the heart-rate monitor which would make its debut on the Galaxy S5 under S Health 3.0.

The Galaxy S5 will be available in a range of colors including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold, starting April 11 in over 150 countries.

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