Samsung has finally announced its much-talked about flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The smartphone has slightly bigger screen than its predecessor S4 and is water proof , dust proof and is equipped with heart rate monitor along with other killer features.

The phone has a 16 megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 4 K videos with 16 frame per second rate , sharper than the 13 megapixels in its predecessor. It promises faster auto focus and the ability to blur the foreground or background of an image to emphasize a subject.The smartphone is equipped with 2.1 MP front camera as well.

Samsung CEO J.K. Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. AP

Generally Samsung launches its flagship android galaxy smartphones after the mobile world congress , as per the last trends , but this time the company launched the product in the mobile world congress wireless show in Barcelona , Spain itself.

The S5 has a fingerprint sensor to use in place of a passcode to unlock the phone or make payments through PayPal. It's a feature still rare in phones, though Apple introduced it in last fall's iPhone 5s.

New Samsung S5 is water and dust proof.

While acknowledging the market murmur about lesser-than-expected sales of Galaxy S4, Shin revealed that Samsung had so far sold over 200 million Galaxy phones. Galaxy S4 was launched in the summer of 2013. It has faced tough competition from the likes of Apple iPhone 5 and 5S, LG G2, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z1.

Since there are rumors for next iphone to be equipped with many health features and health realated apps samsung has also introduced many unique features in S5 aimed at health conscious users to steal the show with APPLE.

"With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the Galaxy S5 offers more tools to help people stay fit and well. It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behaviour, along with additional tools, including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor," said a Samsung spokesperson.


The Galaxy S5 sports a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The rear camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second. Samsung claimed the Galaxy S5 offers the world's fastest auto-focus speed up to 0.3 seconds.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It is IP67 certified dust and water-resistant. The back panel of the phone sports a dimpled soft-touch cover, similar to the Nexus 7(2012) tablet.


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