Samsung Mobile India today launched their flagship smartphone for 2014 in India – the Samsung Galaxy S5 along with the complete series of next generation Samsung Galaxy Gear wearables.
At an event in New Delhi, Samsung announced that India has approximately 35 million Galaxy devices in their pockets and it is expected to reach greater heights in future. Samsung Galaxy S5 is proudly is the first smartphone to have a camera with 0.3s shutter speed which was quite bragged about at the event.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 focuses on five pressure points which are Design, Speed, Camera, Life and Fitness. The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inches full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution in an iconic Samsung build with a perforated pattern on the back creating a modern glam look. It comes powered by the Samsung Exynos octa-core processor (Quad-core 1.9 GHz + Quad-core 1.3 GHz) with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory. It supports external microSD cards which can expand the storage up to 64GB.
It comes with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR controls, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and a microUSB USB 3.0 port. It is IP67 certified which means it is water and dust resistant. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a customized TouchWiz user interface which has totally changed for this smartphone release.
Samsung Galaxy S5 as mentioned earlier has the fastest shutter speed in a smartphone camera category featuring a 16MP rear shooter and a 2MP wide angle lens front-facing. It comes with Selective Focus feature which makes it very easy to click a DOF picture. Galaxy S5 comes with a ultra power saving mode which literally fades out the device keeping only the calling and messaging active and even making the display monochrome which excessively saves the battery. There are few apps which comes bundled like the S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private mode and the kids mode along with the usual Google services.
Along with this Samsung has also launched the Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and the Galaxy Fit in India depending upon the use case. Galaxy Gear 2 is a finished form of the Galaxy Gear which was launched last year it somehow have similar features but improved specification set. Galaxy Gear 2 Neo is a cut down of the Galaxy Gear 2 missing out some specifications and lowering the pricing.
Galaxy Gear Fit on the other hand is especially designed for those who exercise or those who can’t bear the heavy weight of Galaxy Gear 2 on their wrist yet need a wearable. It is worth mentioning that Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo runs on Tizen operating system. More details about the products have been listed below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications
- 5.1-inch full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution Super AMOLED display
- Octa-Core Exynos 5422 (Quad-Core A15 1.9 GHz ＋Quad-Core A7 1.3 GHz) processor
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI and Ultra HD video recording
- 2.1MP front-facing camera
- IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
- Infrared LED for smart TV remote
- S Health 3.0, Heart rate sensor
- 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC
- 2800 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo Specifications
- 1.6-inch Super AMOLED 320×320 display
- Tizen operating system
- 1GHz dual core processor
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory
- 2MP camera (only on Galaxy Gear 2)
- IP67 rated
- Changeable straps
- 300mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit Specifications
- 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display
- Changeable strap
- IP67 certified
- Bluetooth v4.0
- 210mAh battery
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is priced between Rs. 51,000 and Rs. 53.000 and will be available in an array of vivid colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold. 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 starting April 11, 2014.