The wait for Android lovers has finally come to an end, because the greatest Android phone is finally here! Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed itself yesterday, February 24, in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung’s CEO presented their new flagship phone and it is truly stunning. Let’s take a look at some of the new features this smartphone has to offer.
Adjustable Focus and 4k Video
Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed 4k video capture resolution, and with this Samsung just revolutionized the smartphone industry. 4k video capture is so hi-def that even the Galaxy S5 won’t be able to play it at its true resolution. That’s right, the device can only manage 1080p, so you’ll need to play the video on a high definition television or laptop, to truly enjoy the 4k resolution.
The camera has 16MP and also an added slow motion function (we’re looking at you, iPhone 5s!) and a fingerprint reader on the home button (still looking at you, iPhone 5S). The post-capture refocus selection is something that all people will enjoy. The Galaxy S5 also just became the smartphone with the fastest autofocus – it will lock on in only 0.3 seconds!
Under the Hood
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 2.5GHz Snapdragon processor… and yes, it’s quad-core! It has 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 and you can choose between 16GB or 32GB of storage. It also features a microSD card slot, so you can upgrade your hard drive capacity. Rumors say that the new iPhone 6 will offer 126GB of storage, so Samsung’s move with the card slot was a calculated one.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Revealed Heart Beat Function
The heart rate monitor will track its user’s pulse and provide information through the fitness monitoring app. What do you think about this addition? Would you want to see your heart beat all the time? We think it’s quite a gamble and only time will tell if it’s going to stick.
One area that Samsung seems to have forgotten to improve is the battery life. They keep putting new features that will squeeze the life of the battery, yet it doesn’t do anything to help it out. For example, Lenovo’s S860 was revealed and it has more than double battery life than the Samsung Galaxy S5. Sure, it is more bulky and a lot heavier, but that won’t keep people from buying it.
The phone will come into stores on April 11, but no official pricing has been made available just yet. Start saving, it’s not going to be cheap!