The Samsung Group has released its recently launched and much talked about smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S5 in India. The phone is priced on the Samsung India eStore at Rs. 51,500. If that didn't give you a mini-heart attack, you might get one when you see it listed on Flipkart at Rs. 53,499. For that hefty sum of money that consumers will be putting in to buy this smartphone, it is very important to know what you are being offered in the latest Android handheld device from Samsung. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 Inch Display with Super-AMOLED Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels resolution. Samsung claims that the screen automatically optimizes the colour range. If there's not enough light, it allows the display light to dim so that eyes feel comfortable in the dark.
Powered by a Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) and XMM6360 processor, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a IP67 Certificated Dust and Water Resistant body. Running on the Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system, the smartphone has a 16 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front one. With dimensions 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm, the phone packs inside it a 2800 mAh battery that offers a talk time of 21 hrs on 3G and weighs just 145 g. Coming to the storage - there's internal memory of 16 GB which is expandable up to 64 GB thanks to the microSD card support. The RAM is 2 GB.
For the connectivity needs -there's GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB connectivity. Interestingly, the 5th Generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2 x 2 MIMO Technology equip Galaxy S5 with two internal Wi-Fi antennas that double the connection and accelerate the speed of Wi-Fi.
Coming to the innovative features - The Galaxy S5 supports the newly introduced Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2. There's the fingerprint access security and ultra power saving mode - that changes screen black and white and stops unnecessary features to dramatically minimize the battery consumption. Other than that, the Galaxy S5 provides dedicated fitness tools such as the ability to set tailored goals for workouts, track fitness progress and measure heart rate with built-in heart rate sensor.
Available in a range of colors, including - shimmery White, charcoal Black, copper Gold and electric Blue, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been put up on sale on the aforementioned price tag.
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