Samsung announces Galaxy S5, set to release April 11


If you’re a person that likes to stay in touch with the newest gadgets, then today is your Christmas.

This is especially true if you own a Samsung branded smartphone, as the Korean tech giant announced their newest flagship device, the Galaxy S5 today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The phone is set to release in April 11 with some new features that include a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and a more user-friendly version of their TouchWiz interface on top of Android 4.4 KitKat.

One good thing about this device is that Samsung decided not to put too many S-branded features on the phone. This represents a deviation from the S4, where they tried to cram every feature imaginable into that device.

The specifications of the S5 are a 1080p Super AMOLED display, a back cover that can be swapped out, microSD slot and a removable 2,800mAh battery.

The phone is also IP67-certified, this means the device can be protected from both water and dust. Because of this, the micro-USB 3.0 port at the bottom of the phone is protected by a tab that prevents water from getting inside.

For people that like to use their phones to snap photos, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a 16 megapixel sensor in the rear and a front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera.

Some other specs are a speedy 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, an IR remote, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT+ and option of choosing between 16GB or 32GB for internal storage.

It seems that Samsung has another winner on their hands with this device, the phone will release in 150 countries, but there’s no pricing information for the phone.

You can leave a comment below on your thoughts about the new device and if you plan to pick one up when it releases.




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