The wait is finally over folks. Samsung has unveiled the highly rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Unpacked event in Barcelona. Samsung Galaxy S5 measures 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm and weighs only 145g.
By looks, the handset looks similar to the last year’s flagship, but with a few refinements in terms of design as well as improved hardware and software. The design is a little similar to Galaxy handsets, but it doesn’t feel too much plastic as with the previous iterations.
“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”
The handset comes with a little bit bigger display of 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, with a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. I’m not at all surprised as we heard over the past few weeks that it will come with 3GB of RAM, and possibly with a 2K display. Although some rumors might turn out to be correct which suggested the high-end model, that is, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime with 2K resolution will launch some time after the Galaxy S5 Standard edition.
Anyway, coming over to see what it brings at the table. On the storage side, the handset comes with 16/32GB storage options with the ability to expand it via microSD card of up to 128GB. On the rear, it features an improved 16MP camera with HDR, Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot and more, as well as a 2.1MP front-facing camera.
Other features include a 2,800 mAh battery, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Bluetooth 4.0, USB: USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat pre-installed out of the box. The handset is also IP 67 certified making it dust and water-resistant.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with several useful sensors including the Heart rate monitor, fingerprint sensor, and many more. It will hit retail in a variety of colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold
There’s no word about the pricing of the handset, but it will hit the shelves across Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers in April. We’ll update you as soon as we have more information about the handset.