Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Samsung Officially Announced Galaxy S5 With Built-in Heart Rate Sensor And Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Electronics officially announced the fifth generation of Galaxy S series at MWC2014 in Barcelona. After months of hype, several rumors and lots of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally arrived.

The latest iteration of Samsung's flagship has a great resemblance with the Galaxy S4, it is 0.1-inch larger but retains the same 1080p super AMOLED screen. Although they have similar design, there is more than meets the eye.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Hardware wise, it features a fingerprint sensor incorporated on its home button, aside from unlocking your device, you can also use it to encrypt your phone's data file. Another great addition is the heart rate sensor which you can find at the back along with the LED flash. This sensor together with the S-Health 3.0 app lets you monitor your pulse by simply placing your finger on the sensor.

Samsung also puts a great emphasis on its main camera, it boasts a 16MP resolution and the ability to quickly focus on a subject for just 0.3 second. It can also shoot UHD or commonly known as 2K (2160p) videos.

Other specs include, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat 4, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT+.


  • Quad Band GSM/EDGE/GPRS/HSPA+, Hexa Band LTE
  • 5.1" Super AMOLED capacitive  Full HD touchscreen (1920x1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Dimensions:  142mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 2.5GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB internal, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
  • 16MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash, geo-tagging, HDR, Burst Shot, panorama, photo-sphere, simultaneous still and video capture
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • Video Recording up to 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps for front camera
  • Multimedia Player
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, WiFi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Micro USB 3.0 (MHL2), USB Host
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Infrared
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate
  • 2800mAh Li-Ion Battery

Source: Samsung

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