As expected, Samsung has made available its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in India. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for Rs 51,499 from online retailer Saholic. The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to feature water resistance capability and fingerprint sensor. Besides, it also comes with a fingerprint sensor which can be used by interacting with the new TouchWiz user interface.
The 8.1 mm thick and 140 grams weighing Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1920×1080 resolution. This display has been made using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for strength and resistance against usual wear-tear. Samsung has powered it with a quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM. Samsung added the new TouchWiz User Interface over the Android 4.4 KitKat in the Galaxy S5.
At its rear, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel camera that can record full HD videos and even Ultra HD 4k resolution videos. There is an LED flash besides the rear camera as well. The rear camera has a 1/2.6-inch sensor and features face detection, autofocus with quick 0.3 second speed. Samsung has placed a 2 megapixel camera in the front of the phone for HD quality video calls.
The Galaxy S5 supports 4G LTE networks to offer speeds of up to 150 Mbps theoretically and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) support includes the new Download Booster feature for faster downloads at up to 400 Mbps. Samsung has also added the WiFi Direct feature to connect with supporting devices. Bunch of sensors on the smartphone includes Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint and Heart Rate Sensor.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 include Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+, Infrared LED, Near Field Communication and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.
Samsung Galaxy S5 will be offered with 16 GB on-board storage and a memory slot to hold up to 128 GB MicroSD card. Supporting micro USB 3.0, the Galaxy S5 packs a 2800 mAh battery.