updated 02:35 pm EST, Mon February 24, 2014
New device full HD, 5.1-inch AMOLED display
Moments ago, Samsung President and Chief of IT and Mobile Communications JK Shin showed the Barcelona crowd the new Galaxy S5 smartphone, the flagship phone of its line. The device, in a similar form factor to the S4, boasts a 5.1-inch AMOLED display, enhanced 2,800mAh battery, and greatly improved camera compared to the previous Galaxy S phone.
The new phone features a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. Other features include a swipe fingerprint scanner, Android 4.4 KitKat, and dust- and water-resistance in accordance with IP67 certification requirements. The camera is a 16MP model with UHD recording, and real-time HDR capture.
The Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and supports the wide spectrum of LTE frequencies with LTE Category 4 standard. For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the Galaxy S5 now features Download Booster, an Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by multiplexing Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously.
The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating what the company calls "a modern glam look." Its new contoured polycarbonate shape casing comes in an array of colors, including charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue and copper gold. The new device will ship in April worldwide, but no cost has yet been announced.