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Samsung to Bring Galaxy S5 to the U.S. in April
      #46088 - 02/24/14 07:11 PM

Samsung Mobile today introduced the Galaxy S5 with a 5.1" display, a 16MP rear camera and a fingerprint scanner. The LTE smartphone is powered by 2.5GHz quad core CPU and comes in 16GB and 32GB storage options. Here's more info on the Samsung Galaxy S 5:



The Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be available to U.S. consumers this spring across various channels. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular will carry the Galaxy S 5. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 5. Gear 2, Gear Neo 2 and Gear Fit will be available through carrier and retail channels, including the Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy.



Galaxy S5 specs:

Network
LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display
5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP
2.5GHz Quad core application processor

OS
Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera
16MP (rear), 2.1MP (front)

Video
[Email]UHD@30fps[/Email], 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

Audio
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

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: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 3.0
NFC
IR Remote

Sensor
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 upto 64GB

Dimension
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery
2800mAh
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs



The Galaxy S 5 delivers unrivaled experiences on a brilliant 5.1-inch display, powered by technology that enables amazing new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring. Building on the innovation of Galaxy Gear, Samsung's first wearable device, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo each bring new and refined features based on consumer feedback. Gear Fit was designed with health and wellness in mind, so users can stay connected while maintaining their active lifestyle.

The Galaxy S 5 introduces new features, designed with the consumer in mind, to deliver experiences that improve everyday life. The Galaxy S 5 delivers a viewing experience with an adaptive Full HD Super AMOLED display with rich colors, darker blacks and faster response times for clearer high speed content. Wide viewing angles and crisp HD video on the bright bold display that adapts to bright outdoor sunlight or indoor ambient lighting means the best seat in the house anytime, anywhere.

The new camera features and simplified controls, paired with the 16 megapixel rear facing camera elevate the photo-taking experience.

New Galaxy S 5 camera features are intuitive and responsive for high-quality photos:

. Phase Detection Auto Focus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly - first smartphone with phase detection auto focus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
. Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR - like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
. Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
. Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
. Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery



With S Health consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5.The Galaxy S 5 has the world's first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real time data before and after exercise by placing a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera.

Key platform components of S Health include:
. Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information
. Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct. A built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments. The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet.

The Galaxy S 5 uses the latest technology for the fastest browsing, streaming, and downloads, whether you're at home or on the go.
* 4G LTE Bands: Extensive support of U.S. carrier LTE bands and optimized to take advantage of the latest 4G LTE technology on all carrier networks, which means faster data download speeds and better coverage than ever before
* Faster Wi-Fi: First smartphone with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO support provides up to twice the download speeds for faster browsing and streaming









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