Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 in India, to be priced between INR 51K and INR 53K

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung India today took the wraps of the new Galaxy S5 smartphone at a press event in New Delhi. This Galaxy S-series smartphone is the latest flagship model from the company.

Featuring a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, the Galaxy S5 comes with 2GB of RAM, 16MP rear camera, 2800 mAh battery and Android 4.4. The Galaxy S5 variant being released in India is powered by 1.9GHz Exynos octa-core processor unlike the European or North American Galaxy S5 variants, which packs 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Samsung has also included a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor on the smartphone.

On the software front, Samsung has tweaked its Touchwiz UX quite a bit in Galaxy S5. The phone runs on a toned-down version of the UX and includes features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, Super Dimming, Adaptive Display, Private Mode, Kids Mode, and Knox security. Samsung has also pre-loaded S-Health, Google apps and other Samsung applications on the phone.

Pricing and availability

Samsung has not revealed the exact price of the phone. The company has stated that Galaxy S5 will be priced between INR 51,000 and INR 53,000. The final pricing will be shared on a later date. The smartphone will go on sale starting April 11 in the country in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colour options. Pre-bookings open on March 29.

In addition to the device announcements, Samsung India today revealed that has sold over 35,000,000 Galaxy devices in the country till now. This number includes all Galaxy smartphones and tablets from the company, which is pretty much the entire Android line-up of the manufacturer.


Specifications

Network

HSPA + 42Mbps

Display

5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP

Octa-core application processor (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz)

OS

Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera

Rear: 16MP (1/2.6”, Phase Detection AF)

Front: 2.0MP (1920×1080, Wide-angle lens)

Video

UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization

Video Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Camera Features

HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More

Audio

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Additional

Features

IP67 – Dust and water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving Mode

S Health 3.0

Quick Connect

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie &
TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)

Bluetooth®
: 4.0 BLE / ANT+

USB: USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

microSD slot up to 128G

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery

2800mAh

Standby time: 300 hrs (with Ultra Power saving mode)

Talk time: 21 hrs

  • PS_TechGeek

    At such an elevated price we are not even getting a Snaprdagon 801 at 2.5Ghz,, Instead we get a crappy Exynos Octacore (1.7/1.8Ghz whatever..)
    Give me a good reason why I shouldn’t get a Note 3 instead?

    You want us to pay 51K for a band-aid like looking, fake leather back and finger print scanner…? I will happily choose Xperia Z2 or LG G2 or even an iPhone 5s over Samsung.

    With S4 it was nail in the foot.. with S5 you have a Gun to your head..

  • Raj

    At the time when S4 prices have dropped to less than 30K who is gonna buy S5, which has only minor improvements over S4 (excluding all those health features which nobody wants). The 20K price difference between the two is simply not justifiable. Big Sammy is hammering its own foot.

  • harsh

    Samsung is shit.there is moto x.. Go buy. U gonna love it.

  • Romeo

    Super Over priced !!!!!