South Korean giant Samsung on Monday unveiled the much awaited successor to its flagship Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner; a 5.1-inch full high-definition display; a water and dust-proof exterior and a 16 megapixel camera. The phone also has a heart rate sensor. It runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Galaxy S5 has fitness tools which work with the Gear series. It has an ‘ultra power saving mode’ which lets you use your phone for longer.
Samsung claims that at a battery level of 10%, the phone can last for 24 hours as the ‘ultra power saving mode’ shuts down most functions, leaving the battery power for essentials such as calling and text messaging.
While the design doesn’t have a very radical change, the rear has a perforated pattern for better grip. The Galaxy S5 will come in four colours other than covers in other colours.
The user interface is simpler and the icons are bigger, giving the interface a neat look. Samsung has also increased the battery capacity on the Galaxy S5 to support its new UI features
The South Korean electronics giant revealed the new watch in an unexpected announcement on the eve of the February 24-27 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The watch, available in two models — the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, which has no camera — will be powered by the Tizen operating system developed by Samsung with various partners to break free of the Android dominance.
The S4 and its predecessor, the Galaxy S III, were successful phones and helped Samsung surpass iPhone maker Apple Inc. as the world’s largest smartphone maker.