Samsung Galaxy S5

What’s new in Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung is launching its much talked new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 which is expected to hit the market on 11th April. It will be priced between INR 50,000 – 53,000 in India.  Lets have a look, what Samsung has new to offer this time.

Design and Specifications

Disappointment for those who were expecting a metal body, because it’s body is all plastic. Unlike previous models, it’s back cover is made of a higher quality soft plastic to improve grip. It has a 5.1 inch 1080p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. This time there are four colour variants – white, black, blue and gold.

It is loaded with Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat). It has a 16 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. RAM is 2 GB and internal storage capacity is 16 GB/32 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB. It also has a more powerful battery of 2800 mAh as compared to previous models.


Fingerprint Scanner - Under home button it has a fingerprint scanner which can be used to unlock your phone. It can also be used for in-app purchases and managing Samsung account on your phone.

Heart Rate Sensor - Galaxy S5 has a heart rate sensor just below the rear camera. It enables you to measure your heart rate on your phone and it is integrated with the S Health app.

Improved Camera - Probably this is the biggest improvement in this model. It has now a 16 MP fast auto focus camera which according to Samsung can auto focus in just 0.3 seconds. It also has HDR video recording capability which is helpful when the object is shaded. You can also preview live HDR correction on the camera screen.

Dust and Water Resistant – This is another good improvement. Samsung Galaxy S5 is IP67 certified which means it is water, liquid, sand and dust resistant. It can stay underwater up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

Ultra Power Saving Mode - Samsung claims that this mode can keep the phone running for 24 hours on 10% battery. Ultra power saving mode changes your screen to black & white and shuts down all unnecessary features and processes to minimize battery consumption.

Whether to buy it or not, it is a subjective decision. It depends upon personal preferences. My point was to make you aware about the new features this phone has to offer. I hope this helps. If you liked this post, share with your friends.

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