Samsung took the stage and kicked off Mobile World Congress 2014 by announcing and showcasing the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s next flagship phone that will take over the reigns and accomplish what the Samsung Galaxy S4 couldn’t.
As reports suggested, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 5.1 inch display and a finger print scanner along side capacitive keys for multitasking and a back button.
The S5 contains a lot less features that were found to be very gimmick like in the S4. Samsung seems to have focused more on usability and less on versatility; improving on what works and discarding what didn’t. Because of this, my respect for Samsung is slowly returning.
-Look and Feel
From a front view, the Samsung Galaxy S5 resembles the design of the S4. With a 5.1 inch screen compared to the S4’s 5 inch display, the S5 is able to maintain it’s trademark Super AMOLED panel that measures in with 1080p. The difference is very small; lacking almost.
Below the screen, in-between the multitasking button and the Android back button we can find the finger print scanner that resembles the home button found on the Galaxy S4.
Flipping the phone over to the back gives me great hope in this phone. Samsung replaced their awful glossy plastic looking battery cover with a soft-touch finish similar to then original Nexus 7 while maintaining a less cheesy look than the latest Galaxy note. The soft-touch finish allows for a better grip of the device and more comfort in the hand. The back covers will be available in black, white, blue, and gold.
The Android wars have taken a far turn and no longer makes phones simply to take jabs at the latest in hardware for the sake of advertisement. Manufactures are now focusing on equipping their devices with the latest, yes, but their focus doesn’t remain as narrowed focus as it once did.
With that said, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 2.5GHz quad-core processor or a 8-core Exynos processor depending on the market (and probably carrier) alongside 3GB of RAM.
The S5, as previously, mentioned will have a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution). The S5 will come with the option of 16/32GB of internam memory with the option of expanding the memory up to 64GB via MicroSD, a 16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and, get this, a hear rate sensor.
For a complete list of the specifications list for the Samsung Galaxy S5, click here (coming soon!)