Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today announced each will offer the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Q2 of this year. Galaxy S 5 is the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy S family of smartphones and will be paired with the super high speed network capability of Sprint Spark and no-contract plans from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Here's more info on the Samsung Galaxy S5:
Galaxy S5 specs:
LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
2.5GHz Quad core application processor
Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
16MP (rear), 2.1MP (front)
[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 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
HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More
IP67 Dust and water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
S Health 3.0
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
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 3.0
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot upto 64GB
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs
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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