Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India from April 11, price starts at Rs 51,000
Samsung has recently launched its Galaxy S5 smartphone in the Indian market and the price for the smartphone starts from Rs 51,000. This is the new flagship smartphone from the Korean manufacturer which also features a fingerprint scanner on its home screen and a heartbeat sensor on the back.
While the device has been officially announced in the market it will start selling from April 11, which is its global launch date. Samsung will start the pre-booking for the Galaxy S5 from March 29.
This new smartphone looks quite similar to the Galaxy Note 3 but features a new perforated plastic back panel. It sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Galaxy S5 is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor with a set of 1.9GHz A15 quad-core and another 1.3GHz A7 quad-core processors. in terms of the memory the smartphone has 2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of built-in storage capacity It also support expandable memory up to 64GB using a microSD.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel primary camera which comes with a few nifty features like selective focus, amongst others. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S5 has the fasters auto-focus of just 0.3 seconds. Beneath the 16 megapixel camera it has a secondary camera and a flash module, which helps monitor the heart rate. The device also has a 2 megapixel front facing camera.
The Galaxy S5 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. With the update TouchWiz, Samsung has not only flattened the UI but also given more importance to Google services.
Just like the latest iPhone, the Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner on the home button and a heart rate sensor which is placed next to the primary camera on the back.
The smartphone is dust and water resistant and it has a IP67 rating just like premium Sony Xperia smartphones. It also comes with a 2,800 mAh battery and connectivity features include support for 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and infrared remote capability.