Samsung introduces GALAXY S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit (video)

As you wake up to the morning (in my part of the world), you might notice that Samsung had announced the 5.1-inch Samsung GALAXY S5. It is the successor of the S4. As what many have expected, it looks similar to S4. However, many of the features come from within the handset.

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As you can see from the above image, GALAXY S5 is now IP67 certified. That means it is water and dust resistant (not waterproof). And another small details is that Samsung has incorporated a heart rate monitoring feature into it. The sensor is just located below the rear camera,

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BTW, did you notice the new perforated back design? In my opinion, it looks just ok. The next feature is the Fingerprint sensor. It is located in front.

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There are a lot more features. One of them is the Ultra Power Saving Mode. When the mode is activated, it can last up to 24hrs with just 10% of battery juice (according to the presentation during the Unpacked event).

When it is activated, it will switch the phone from Color to Black & White and shut all unnecessary features.

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Here is the first look video of Samsung GALAXY S5

Specifications of Samsung GALAXY S5

Network: LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
AP: LTE: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080), 432 ppi
Dimension: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
OS: Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Memory: RAM : 2GB, 16/32GB User Memory + microSD slot (up to 128GB)
Connectivity:
  • WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
  • Download Booster (LTE + WiFi simultaneous reception)
  • NFC, Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
  • USB 3.0
  • IR Remote
Additional Features: IP67 certificated Dust & Water Resistant, Emergency Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Health, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
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Camera: Main(Rear) : 16MP (1/2.6”, Phase Detection AF), Sub (Front) : 2.0MP (1920 x 1080, Wide-angle lens )
Camera Features: HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot
Video:
  • UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
  • Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
  • Video Format : MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio
  • Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio Format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Sensor
Battery: 2800mAh, Standby time : 390 hrs (LTE) / Talk time: 21 hrs (WCDMA)
Google Mobile Services*: Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
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Next, the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit

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Here are their specs

Samsung Gear Fit

  • 1.84″ Curved Super AMOLED
  • IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
  • Typical usage : 2~3 days, Low usage : Up to 4 days
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Samsung Gear 2

  • 1.63″ Super AMOLED
  • 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus
  • Metal body
  • IP 67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor, IRLED
  • Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
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Samsung Gear 2 Neo

  • 1.63″ Super AMOLED
  • IP 67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor, IRLED
  • Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE

What is interesting is that Samsung realized that consumers might want to change the strap. Therefore for Gear 2, the camera are all on the main unit itself. It is no longer on the strap.

As for the Gear Fit, for those people who had an active lifestyle, you might want to take a look at it. Finally, they had improved the battery life of Gear 2 from 1 day to become 3 days.

BTW, all devices have touch screen. I am still waiting for the official information of the arrival date of S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit in Singapore. Stay tuned.

Click Here to Samsung GALAXY S5 Site

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