5 New Things About the Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be officially announced tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, so those dreaming to get their hands on Samsung’s new device will soon be able to get the phone in retail stores locally. If you’re using an iPhone, Windows Phone or other handsets will benefit from the various features Samsung has put in its flagship…

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be officially announced tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, so those dreaming to get their hands on Samsung’s new device will soon be able to get the phone in retail stores locally.

If you’re using an iPhone, Windows Phone or other handsets will benefit from the various features Samsung has put in its flagship smartphone including a full HD display, LTE connectivity, a fast processor, above average camera and the latest version of Android.

But for those who own a Galaxy S4, here are 5 new things about the Galaxy S5 that you should consider before making the decision to upgrade your handset.

Updated Chipset

The Galaxy S5 will feature an updated Chipset from Qualcomm – t he Snapdragon 801 with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage. Samsung is also returning to using Adreno graphics cards instead of the PowerVR chips it used on the Galaxy S4.

Slightly Bigger Camera Sensor

Samsung has also upped its game when it comes to the S5’s camera. Compared to the 13MP it placed on the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 will feature a 16MP camera at the back with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The sensor size and pixel size has also been improved to 1/2.6-inch and 1.12µm respectively.

Fingerprint sensor

Samsung will also solve any feelings of envy towards Apple’s iTouch feature as the Korean company has now added a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5. The sensor is placed in the phone’s home button and is activated with a downward swipe of a finger.

Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Apps

The Galaxy S5 will also pack a heart rate monitor that will work hand-in-hand with Samsung’s S-health apps. The heartrate monitor is located at the back of the device just below the camera and will be able to get a person’s heart rate within seconds.

IP certification

Lastly, the new Samsung flagship will have IP67 certification, which means that the phone will have water and dust proofing. Specifically, the Galaxy S5 can remain submerged under a meter of water for 30 minutes without any damage. Although this feature is already present on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, this is the first time Samsung has put this feature in its flagship handset.

 

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