Samsung Electronics today introduced the 5th generation Galaxy S, Galaxy S5 along with three smartwatch Galaxy fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo in India. This product was first appeared in last month at Mobile World Congress 2014.
“The Galaxy S5 is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S5 has been created to maximize consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability and an iconic design,” said Vineet Taneja, Country Head, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung India. “This sleek and innovative smartphone believes in the importance of an effortless user experience, making your life easy and hassle-free; and, it empowers your life, helping take care of your well-being. At Samsung, we’ll never stop pursuing innovation conceived by people, so we can inspire them in return.”
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 – charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue, and copper gold.
Full Hardware Specs
- 5.1-inch display. Android 4.4 KitKat.
- Octa-core processor (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz)
- 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.
- Android Os 4.4.2 Kitkat
- 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.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is priced between Rs. 51,000/- and Rs. 53.000/-. Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs. 21,900/- and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs. 15,900/- each. These devices will be available across India through Samsung’s retail stores and e-commerce sites on April 11, 2014.