Samsung announce the Galaxy S5, features a 5.1-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM

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Samsung’s press conference has just kicked off and straight away we have their brand new flagship device. The Galaxy S5 is official. The specs include a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside we have the Qualcomms Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2.5GHz quad core CPU and 2GB of RAM. The rear facing camera is a 16MP sensor with 0.3 sec auto focus. HDR and 4K recording @30fps, with the front facing side of things have a 2MP camera.

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Specs continue with the S5 being IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. A built in fingerprint sensor directly in the home button, which works by simply swiping your finger straight down. the Finger print security can handle anything a pattern or pin code lock can handle across the device. Samsung also included a heart rate sensor next to the LED flash. Connectivity includes LTE CAT 4 (150mbps down and 50mbps up WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2) Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC and an IR Emitter for remote control.

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Finally we have a 2,800mAh battery and dimensions and weight for the smartphone come in at 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g. The S5 will launch with Android 4.4 and be available in both 16GB and 32GB storage options as well as multiple color options and of course a Micro SD slot. Availability is set for April 11th in 150 countries with pricing to be announced closer to the release date.


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