Samsung the leading smartphone manufacturer and one of the top players in the market have launched its newly announced flagship smartphone – Samsung Galaxy S5 in India today on March 27, 2014. The flagship smartphone pricing has not been revealed yet but it is known that it will arrive for somewhat between Rs. 51,000 to Rs. 53,000.
Samsung Galaxy S5 features the Exynos 4422 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and only 16GB internal memory variant in the country. It comes with 16MP AF rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The rear camera bags the title for fastest shutter speed of 0.3s in a smartphone and selective focus which shoots amazing clicks in DOF. The smartphones comes with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC and IR sensor to facilitate IR controls.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is IP67 rated which means it is water and dust resistant. The perforated back and the covered USB port make sure no amount of dust or water enter the chasis keeping it protected up to an extent.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications
- 5.1-inch full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution Super AMOLED display
- Octa-Core Exynos 5422 (Quad-Core A15 1.9 GHz ＋Quad-Core A7 1.3 GHz) processor
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI and Ultra HD video recording
- 2.1MP front-facing camera
- IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
- Infrared LED for smart TV remote
- S Health 3.0, Heart rate sensor
- 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC
- 2800 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy Gear on the other hand has evolved into three new products – Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, Galaxy Gear Fit. Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is an improvement over the Galaxy Gear with similar design language making use of better material resulting in a product with better finish. Gear 2 Neo is a cut down of Gear 2 missing out some of the specification set and lowering down the price. Galaxy Gear Fit is completely different. Featuring a curved display, extremely lightweight it makes a perfect companion for fitness freaks losing out the features which they don’t want in Gear 2.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is priced between Rs. 51,000 and Rs. 53.000 and will be available in charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold color options. Galaxy Gear 2 has been priced at Rs. 21,900 and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs. 15,900 each. These devices will be available across India starting April 11, 2014.