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Waterproof, dustproof, a better camera, brighter screen, functional Apps, enhanced security, faster processor and increased download speed, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has focused on what users want. Since Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona on February 24, positive reviews have dominated the tech sites as the world counts down to a mid-April global launch. Word is that local provider bmobile will be taking pre-orders soon in anticipation of the launch.
In what may be seen as a classic passing of the baton from the groundbreaking Samsung Galaxy S4 which reigned as one of the top smartphones in the world, the Galaxy S5 is expected to continue this dominance of the smartphone market.
So what can customers look for in the Samsung Galaxy S5? Samsung published its first promo video for the Galaxy S5 on March 4. It takes its DNA from its predecessor and improves on it in most areas. Samsung is betting big on the Galaxy S5’s increased speed and performance, as well as a heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner on the home button which will let users sign in to many services with just a swipe.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phone will be powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, run Android 4.4 KitKat and carry a 2800mAh battery. The Galaxy S5 measures at 142.0×72.5×8.1 mm and weighs 145grams but the most noticeable change is on the back, where a dimpled polycarbonate exterior takes the place of the glossy panel on the S4.
The Galaxy S5 boasts of camera functions and features that would make a pro out of any amateur photographer. A 16-megapixel camera which can also record 4k (4096 × 2160 pixels) videos coupled with real-time HDR, Selection Focus, and Fast Auto Focus promises more vivid pictures. Shooting modes such as Shot & More and Virtual Tour Shot give you more convenience and flexibility and S Studio allows you to edit your photos professionally and directly from your smartphone.
The Galaxy S5 is best friends with high speed data and incorporates the latest mobile high-speed data technology. The fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2X2 MIMO technology and two internal Wi-Fi antennas increase network performance with double the connection, more stability and faster speed. Internet speed can be further enhanced with Download Booster, which combines both Wi-Fi and mobile network high-speed data.
The robustness of the device is boosted with waterproof and dustproof design. Samsung says the Galaxy S5 is almost completely resistant to dust, rain and liquids. It is waterproof to a depth of 1m for 30 minutes providing you with enough time to react and rescue your Galaxy S5 if it falls into shallow water. The Galaxy S5 holds the promise of being one of the best smart devices to integrate with active modern lifestyles and looks set to further boost public interest in feature-rich smartphones.