Samsung is all set to launch its flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S5 – in India on March 27. The company has issued invitations to media organisations for the launch event in New Delhi on the said date. The water and proof handset is expected to hit the market only by second week of April and is likely to be priced above Rs 45,000 in India.
Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. This touchscreen has been constructed using the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Samsung has packed the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC mobile chipset in the handset along with 2 GB RAM.
The Galaxy S5 is being offered internationally in 16 GB and 32 GB versions. As of now, we estimate that Samsung will offer 16 GB version first. Thankfully both models have a memory card slot to support up to 128 GB micro SD card. The new TouchWiz user interface packing several new features runs on top of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat version.
The Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel camera with autofocus speed of 0.3 seconds at the back and it also boasts of the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. The camera can be used to shoot 4K resolution videos. There is a 2 megapixel front camera in Galaxy S5 for video calling.
Samsung has also implemented the fingerprint sensor which can recognise up to three fingerprints. However it takes eight swipes to register the same instead of holding your finger on a certain place. The Galaxy S5 packs compatibility of the nano SIM but as of now, there is clarity on whether the phone will support the 4G LTE networks in India.
Samsung has added fifth generation WiFi (802.11ac) support along with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, infrared port, micro USB 3.0, USB on the go, DLNA, and WiFi Direct features. The Galaxy S5 is powered with 2800 mAh battery and is expected to deliver longer run time with new Ultra Power Saving mode. The handset also comes integrated with a heart rate monitor.