The long-anticipated fifth generation of Samsung’s Galaxy series launches this month.
And with the new S5 comes Android KitKat 4.4, a finger scanner, an upgraded camera and a faster processor speed.
But measuring 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and weighing in at 145g the new phone is a tad bigger heavier than its predecessor.
The FHD Super AMOLED screen has been bumped up a fraction from 5 to 5.1” leaving the number of pixels unchanged at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 441 ppi.
The fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac now supports LTE Category 4 boosting download speeds by allowing the phone to use both Wi-Fi and LTE at the same time.
Camera resolution has been increased from 13 to 16 megapixels.
The camera incorporates High Dynamic Range for improved color and features selective auto-focus that keeps the subject sharp and blurs the background.
Under the hood there is a 2.5GHz Quad core application processor, upgraded from 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor.
With 21 hours talk time, the battery life has been extended four hours over the previous release. To eek out these extra hours Samsung hss increased the battery’s capacity from 2600mAh to 2800mAh and added an enhanced power saving mode that switches the screen to gray scale and shuts down non essential features.
While the RAM remains unchanged at 2 GB, the 16/32GB memory can be upgraded via the microSD slot up to 128GB, instead of the current 64GB.
Full details and product images are available at
Samsung Galaxy S5 Product Specifications:
LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps), WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3, NFC, IR Remote
5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
2.5GHz Quad core application processor.
Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front) HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot.
UHD@30fps, 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
IP67 Dust and water Resistant
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
RAM: 2GB, Internal Memory: 16/32GB upgradeable via microSD to 128GB
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Ultra Power Saving Mode and 2800mAh battery. Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs
S Health 3.0, Kids Mode, 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