The wait is over! Samsung has officially unveiled the special features, specifications, and functions that are included in the new Samsung Galaxy S5. For the past two months, there were lots of rumours spreading across the web about Samsung Galaxy S5. Like Samsung Galaxy S4, it’s forerunner also comes with some new exciting special features. The details were officially revealed in an event named Samsung Unpacked 5, during the Mobile World Congress 2014 held in Barcelona.
Newly added features in Samsung Galaxy S5
The new Samsung galaxy S5 comes with a finger scanner. The home button acts as the finger scanner. A finger scanner is used as the ultimate tool to validate your identity. It is encrypted on the device and never shared. Just a simple swype is needed for secure mobile payments. You no need to enter your debit or credit card number, just a finger swype is enough and more. There is also a private mode which opens up the private pictures, videos and other documents that can be accessed only using finger scanner.
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Ultra power saving mode which is accessible via power saving option, enables to conserve the battery to the maximum, provides longer operating time. In this mode, the screen uses grey scale and limits its access to applications. In this mode, the display will turn black and white and will shutdown all features except the essentials like calls and sms. So, if the battery is down to 10%, then also the phone can remain in standby mode for the next 24 Hrs.
With 2800mAh battery and optimized power mangement Galaxy S5 powers 10Hrs of web serving with an LTE connection and 12Hrs of Video playback. Galaxy S5 supports wireless charging.
Water and Dust resistant
Like the android smart phones in the Sony Xperia series, Galaxy S5 is also IP67 resistant to water and dust.
Galaxy S5 packs 5th generation WiFi technology, comes with full LTE coverage, support of LTE CAT.4(category 4 which supports a large number of frequencies.), voice over LTE and much more. It also provides the fastest and most stable WiFi performance with WiFi MIMO(802.11 ac). Galaxy S5 also support smart finding for WiFi and LTE to create faster and even more stable connection. With this connectivity, the manufacturers promise a 1GB download in just 30 seconds.
Galaxy S5 has a 16MP camera. It gives the users, the top three most wanted camera features and functions.
First comes the Fast Autofocus. It uses two technologies. The contrast Autofocus which is common in most smart phones and the phase detection Autofocus which is used in many Digital SLRs . The Autofocus in Samsung galaxy S5 is 0.3sec, the fastest in smart phones, 3 times faster than conventional Autofocus found in other smart phones. S5 also provides selective focus with which you can take pictures with many backgrounds and even adjust the focus after shooting.
HDR is a solution for taking good photos under too low or too much light conditions. If you need High Dynamic Range(HDR) photography, you have the HDR rich tone function which lets you control the light exposure and preview in real time. HDR rich tone function can be used with both pictures and videos.
Improved user experience
It provides new resources to make people stay fit. These dedicated tools are designed to work with Galaxy Gear 2 to provide the user best personalised experience.
Heart rate sensor
There is a built in heart rate sensor in Samsung Galaxy S5, which is located just below the primary camera and measures the beat per minute when the user fully covers the sensor with his finger. By this, Samsung Galaxy S5 has become the first android smart phone to pack an inbuilt heart rate sensor.
Samsung Knox Security
Galaxy S5 provides the highest level of security for enterprise users with new evolution of Knox
Design and Display
Galaxy S5 has a unique perforated back cover which gives a smarter and glam look.and it is available in four different colors((electric blue, charcoal black, shimmery white, and copper gold). Display of Galaxy S5 is a 5.1inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen which delivers superior viewing experience. Local contrast enhancement uses a new algorithm to automatically analyse and segment the display on the changing light conditions. There is a super dimming option for easy under low light or dark conditions. The adaptive display analyses the incoming light and the content viewed by user to optimize the screen to give the user, the best viewing experience.
The new features of s5 are compliment to the new gear devices. Samsung’s Gear portfolio has 3 new editions. They represent the next generation S smart wearables designed to balance the visual style with personal life and connectivity needs. Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo are personal devices that help consumers manage their life using a wide range of features. The Gear 2 strap comes in three colors-black, blue and orange. A home button is newly added in Gear2 like in smart phones to quickly return back while using apps. With 4GB memory Gear2 is also a stand alone music player, just transfer the playlists to Gear2 to enjoy the music. Gear 2 has a longer battery life lasting upto 3 days. Like Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 is also water and dust resistant. The new Samsung Gear Fit has an iconic design for those who are focused on being stylish on the go. It is the world’s first curved Super AMOLED touch screen display on a wearable device. It is light weight, weighs just 27grams. It is an ideal device to check your heart beat when you are doing excercise. It conveys messages, sms updates, missed calls and more. It also features a swap out changeable strap in black, grey and orange colors. You outstanding feature of Gear Fit is the ability to control the instant notifications which include call reject, alarm control and quick sms. All the Gear devices have a built in heart rate sensor.
In kids mode, the phone becomes attractive to kids with lots of pre installed apps and features.
Like Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 also give importance to health. S Health is an all in one fitness management solution. Galaxy S5 comes with built in ANT+ support.