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February 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 is now official

Galaxy S5

This is one I know a lot of you have been waiting for and now all the rumours can be put to bed as the Samsung Galaxy S5 becomes official. The Samsung galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 and is powered by a 2.5Ghz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage (plus microSD). The Galaxy S5 screen is wonderful as you would expect measuring in at 5.1-inches with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The S5 also features an IR blaster and usb 3.0 just like the Note 3.

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On the rear of the device there is a 16MP camera capable of shooting 4k video at 30 FPS. The camera also features a new selective focus to provide simulated depth of field and has an autofocus time of just 0.3 seconds which is very impressive. the Galaxy S5 also features a 2,800mAh battery that is said to provide 21 hours of talk time but we will wait till we receive our review unit before we believe that.

As all the leaks suggested the Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner but not just that it also has a heart rate monitor built in. A very welcome feature that we are happy to see is the water and dust proofing as you can never be to safe. We will be bringing you more on the device when we get our hands on one so stay tuned for our full review. The full spec sheet and press release is below with all the details you will need.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications


Network LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core application processor
OS Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Camera 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
Video UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo 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
Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Camera Features HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More
Additional Features IP67 Dust- and water-resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
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: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2),
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB 3.0
IR Remote
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Memory RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Dimensions 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Battery 2800mAh
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

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