South Korean tech titan Samsung unveiled its flagship successor smartphone the Galaxy S5 this year at the International Mobile World Congress 2014 held back in February in Barcelona. Just after one month of its global launch Samsung today has announced the hefty smartphone for the Indian market release.
Well, important information first, Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India at a price of around Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000 depending on the different variants. The pre-booking of the handset will start taking place from March 29th, 2014 and Galaxy S5 will be available in the Samsung India exclusive online retail store from April 11. But at the same time you can expect the handset on the other e-commerce sites in India as well.
One more thing, that the India version of Samsung Galaxy S5 is not powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, instead it comes with an Exynos 5420 octa-core variant. Moreover even more exciting is the inclusion of the new sensors in the device. The multi-purpose fingerprint sensor at the front and a heart-rate sensor at the rear below the camera are few things you would have hardly seen in current existing smartphone range in the market.
The fingerprint sensor works for a number of features like security purpose, payments via PayPal, purchasing content with Samsung services and others. On the other hand, the heart-rate sensor at the back along with the company's S Health app might just emerge as an efficient tool for most athletes and health-conscious users. Although the fingerprint sensors have already been used by HTC and Apple before but those are bit different in terms of functionality and purpose.
Samsung Galaxy S5 - Specifications
The Galaxy S5 smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display offering a Full HD resolution and churns out the pixel density of 432 ppi. It is powered by Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360 coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS with the layer of the upgraded version of the TouchWiz UI including a new notification bar.
The camera which Samsung has used in this phone is something that can be considered as one of the best as it features a mechanism which allows the users to auto focus the subject in less than 0.3 seconds which means that you can also shoot moving objects with ease. There is a 2MP front-facing shooter which is enough for taking selfies and making video calls.
Further, Galaxy S5 will be offered in two variants depending on the internal storage capacity i.e. 16GB or 32GB. But you will also get a microSD card support via which the storage can be enhanced up to 128GB. It uses (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) 2x2 MIMO, USB3.0, BT 4.0(LE) connectivity options.
Moreover, the smartphone is IP67 certified which means that the Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust, so that your phone will protected from any activity or situation.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by 2,800mAh battery also comes with a Power Saving Mode.
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