Samsung unveils water and dust resistant Galaxy S5 with heart-rate monitor

Samsung on Tuesday appear the Galaxy S5, its fresh flagship Android smartphone with an Apple iPhone 5S-like biometric sensor button. The buzz is dust and water-resistant, sports a faster camera and offers fitness-related features.

The Galaxy S5, which was apparent at the Adaptable World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, will be accessible in 150 countries, including India, on April 11. However, the aggregation did not advertise the amount of the fresh smartphone.

It sports a hardly beyond 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1080 X 1920p) affectation which looks agnate to that of the Galaxy S4.

Powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, the Galaxy S5 will appear in 16GB and 32GB centralized accumulator variants, which will be abundant up to 64GB through microSD card.

“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is activity aback to basics to focus on carrying the capabilities that amount best to our consumers,” said JK Shin, admiral and arch of IT & adaptable communications analysis at Samsung. “Galaxy S5 represents an iconic architecture with capital and advantageous appearance to focus on carrying the ultimate smartphone in the bazaar today through bodies aggressive innovation.”

While acknowledging the bazaar babble about lesser-than-expected sales of Galaxy S4, Shin appear that Samsung had so far awash over 200 actor units of Galaxy S alternation phones. Galaxy S4 was launched in the summertime of 2013. It has faced boxy antagonism from the brand of Apple iPhone 5 and 5S, LG G2, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z1.

Usually, Samsung launches flagship Galaxy buzz every year afterwards World Adaptable Congress (MWC). But, this year, the aggregation appear Galaxy S5 at the MWC because it wants to alter Galaxy S4 as anon as possible.

Samsung unveils water and dust resistant Galaxy S5 with heart-rate monitor

In Galaxy S5, Samsung has alien several altered appearance aimed at fettle acquainted users in a bid to abduct Apple’s thunder. It is broadly rumoured that the iPhone maker will barrage the almsman of iPhone 5S with a clamp of bloom and fitness-related features.

“With the added S Bloom 3.0, the Galaxy S5 offers added accoutrement to advice bodies break fit and well. It provides a absolute claimed fettle tracker to advice users adviser and administer their behaviour, forth with added tools, including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, congenital affection amount monitor,” said a Samsung spokesperson.

“Galaxy S5 users can added adapt their acquaintance with an accomplished third affair app ecosystem and the adeptness to brace with next-generation Gear articles for real-time fettle coaching,”

Another highlight of the buzz is a fresh iPhone-like fingerprint sensor chip with the phone’s home button. The feel scanner will action a biometric screen-locking affection and adaptable acquittal acquaintance to consumers.

The Galaxy S5 sports a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The rear camera is able of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second. Samsung claimed the Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest auto-focus acceleration up to 0.3 seconds.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the most recent adaptation of Google’s adaptable operating system. It is IP67 certified dust and water-resistant. The aback console of the buzz sports a biconcave soft-touch cover, agnate to the Nexus 7(2012) tablet.

In agreement of connectivity options, the Galaxy S5 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC and InfraRed. The buzz supports a ample cardinal of 4G LTE abundance bands with LTE Category 4 standard. It comes with accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, RGB ambient light, Gesture (IR), and affection amount sensors.

The buzz packs in 2800mAh array with a claimed standby time of 390 hours and allocution time of 21 hours. It will be accessible in four altered colours: charcoal black, shimmery white, electric dejected and chestnut gold.

Along with Galaxy S5, the aggregation additionally appear the Gear Fit, a fresh fettle band. David Park, a chief Samsung executive, said, “Gear Fit is for bodies who appetite the functionality of Gear 2 smartwatch, but in the admeasurement of a fettle band.”

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