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MWC: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit Officially Unveiled

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BARCELONA, Spain – Samsung has renewed its flagship smartphone by announcing the Samsung Galaxy S5 on day one of the Mobile World Congress 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Korean giant labels the Galaxy S5 as a device “designed for what matters most to consumers”. The smartphone has improved upon different performing areas by featuring a more advanced camera (with 4K video recording), dedicated fitness tools (heart-rate monitor), enhanced device protection features (fingerprint scanner) and fast network connectivity (LTE Cat 4).

Taking a look at its specs, the Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1” full HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, Android KitKat 4.4.2, a 16 MP primary and 2 MP front-facing camera. The camera software allows for rich HDR tones capture, Virtual Tour shot, Selective Focus, and video recording at 4K.

Samsung Galaxy S5 electric blue

The handset is IP67-certified which means it is both water and dust-resistant.

The device offers multiple connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 with MIMO 2×2, IR, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. It also comes with additional built-in sensors including heart-rate sensor, ambient light sensor, fingerprint scanner, Gesture (IR) and other conventional ones.

Samsung has ensured a substantial battery capacity of 2800mAh, offering up to 21 hours of talk-time, and an additional 24-hour use in Ultra Power Saving Mode, where the screen can even be limited to grayscale colours.

Samsung also ventured into the fitness smart-wearable device market by launching the new Gear Fit, that offers a small 1.84” curved Super AMOLED screen offering 432×128 resolution.

Samsung Gear Fit orange

The Gear Fit can be used for multiple purposes, such as a pedometer, sleep monitor, heart-rate monitor, and by examining these, it can provide workout suggestions. The smartband from Samsung will even notify users of calls and e-mails and has features like Smart Relay and Media Controller.

Samsung Gear Fit

The Gear Fit has a changeable band which is available in different colors of orange, black and mocha grey, allowing users to style up in their own way. The device is also IP67-certified, making it a dust and water-resistant. This smartband offers Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which provides connection to smartphones.

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By , International Correspondent, Quebec office on Feb 25th, 2014 GMT +2


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