Samsung 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.
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5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Octa-core application processor (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz)
Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Rear: 16MP (1/2.6”, Phase Detection AF)
Front: 2.0MP (1920×1080, Wide-angle lens)
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
HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More
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
IP67 – Dust and water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
S Health 3.0
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie &
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
USB: USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Internal Memory: 16GB
microSD slot up to 128G
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Standby time: 300 hrs (with Ultra Power saving mode)
Talk time: 21 hrs