The most expected thing has finally been announced, today at Mobile World Congress, Samsung had their Unpacked Event and yes unveiled the Galaxy S5 along with wearables Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The new Galaxy S5 phone has been launched with a number of updated features, including a larger screen than its predecessor, at 5.1inches (12.95 cm) and a sharper camera, with a resolution of 16 megapixels. The device also has fingerprint scanner, which could be used for mobile transactions.
But the main difference between this device and the Galaxy S4 is that the phone allows users to track their heartbeat. It’s a world first and is designed to work in conjunction with Samsung’s smartwatches to enable wearers to manage their fitness programmes. This phone also has an improved battery that will allow 10 hours of Web browsing or 12 hours of video watching.
You can expect to have a choice of four colours when it’s launched in some 150 countries in April – charcoal black, white, electric blue, and copper gold.
Full Hardware Specs
- 5.1-inch display. Android 4.4 KitKat.
- 2.5GHz SnapDragon 801 Quad Core Processor
- 16-megapixel rear camera.
- 2GB of RAM.
- Storage options of 16 or 32GB internal storage.
- MicroSD card storage.
- Waterproofing with a IP67 rating.
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Heart rate monitor
- 802.11 ac Wifi, with MIMIO (2×2).
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- USB 3.0.
- IR port.
- 2,800 mAh (removable) battery.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit
Along with Galaxy S5, Samsung announced Galaxy Gear Fit. This device is less of a Gear, but more of a fitness tracker than can sync with your Samsung smartphone. The Gear Fit features a curved 1.8 inch Super AMOLED display. Like the S5, the Gear Fit is also water proof and dust proof.
The device pairs with your Samsung Smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0LE, and the 210mAh battery. The Gear Fit is expected to launch in April
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo
With the all new Galaxy Gear 2 line, it’s clear to us that Samsung has been listening to the vast user feedback given from the original Gear, the main differences between the Neo and Gear 2 lie in the fact that the Neo is vastly thinner and the Camera module is gone, the Gear 2 still features the Camera. The device does maintain the overall look from the original Galaxy Gear. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are both waterproof, and the new much easier to find Home Button at the bottom of the new Gear 2 devices is sure a better sign from the hidden away button on the original.
The big news from the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo lies in the software, Samsung’s bought his very own Tizen OS, whilst Samsung haven’t released a Tizen phone, they have confirmed all 3 of the Gear devices are based and running Tizen.
The Galaxy Gear 2 line also have 4GB of internal storage, you can add music to the watches alone and play from them without a phone, which is a small but nice addition.
Both Galaxy Gear 2 devices are expected to launch in April.