Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has arrived. While the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a blockbuster event, the successor to the role of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t made nearly such an impact despite sporting strong features and specifications.

The LTE-equipped Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) display and rocks a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC (2.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32GB of onboard storage (with a microSD slot that allows for another 128GB), and 16MP/2MP rear/front cameras.

The 16MP on the back had autofocus, HDR, selective focus, and shoots in UHD at 30fps, while the wide-angle front camera can capture selfies at a resolution of 1920x1080.

Samsung Galaxy S5

There are multiple sensors, including a heart rate sensor that works with Samsung’s S Health to monitor your heart rate before, during, and after exercise and help you meet nutritional goals. The phone also comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, gesture, and more.

The S5 also offers IP67-certified resistance to dust and water, a Private Mode, a Kids Mode, and much more.

The handset retails for up to $660, but you’ll only pay $199.99 with a 2-year contract from AT&T or Sprint. Verizon offers the same but with an attractive buy-one-get-one free deal, and T-Mobile’s monthly payment plan folds the entire cost of the phone into its monthly plan fees.
Via:  Samsung
RJeffries 8 months ago

I'm unimpressed, I don't know what I was expecting but none the less. I'm thinking about waiting for next years releases with the 2K+ Displays and Next-Gen Processors.

Lurch1111 8 months ago

That's the problem with technology like this; because it's in a constant state of evolution, sooner or later you have to pick a jumping-in point, knowing it will be effectively obsolete within 3 years. Even those 2K+ displays and Next-Gen processors you speak of will be superceded sooner rather than later.

NicoPetrauschke 8 months ago

Lol an old snapdragon 800 :D

NickModrowski 8 months ago

Nexus 5 FTW.

CJJacobs 8 months ago

So, um, yeah, about that SnapDragon 800.... It's an 801!

scolaner 8 months ago

Indeed, good catch.

WendellBeverly1 8 months ago

As a long time iPhone user (still rockin' the 4) this makes switching tempting. I've shied away from Android phones as people I know that had iPhones and switched to Android phones were sorely disappointed. Could have been the phone they ended up with, but maybe not.

Wait until September to see what Apple comes out with or plunge into an Android. Decisions decisions.

ChrisFarscapeFredKim 8 months ago

Don't they have the 805?

HazemAhmedElgindy 8 months ago

rapid1 8 months ago

I don't know yet what I am going to do really. To tell you the truth my S4 still does everything I need it to and yes I use for all kinds of things every single day from GPS to a few professional applications and GPS and several webpage based apps for logging into getting details filling in/out job details and logging out of jobs as well as a game or two I mess around with calculator square cash reader for transactions bank and credit monitoring products I use.

The thing is it is still doing what I want and I might wait for the Galaxy note 4 as far as it goes it is a little bigger screen and 2K as well from what I hear with the pen. The thing is the S4 is such a good phone I don't need the 5 yet at best I will wait till everything in this series (Minus the next note it comes out in September I think) and all the other companies releasing by June/July are done then I will make my decision this time around.

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