MWC 2014 | 5.1" Galaxy S5 introduced with fingerprint scanner and 16MP camera
Samsung's Unpacked 5 event is finally under way, and after all the wait, it is indeed the Galaxy S5 that has been announced. Coming in at 5.1", the fifth iteration of Samsung's flagship Galaxy device features a new design, a slightly larger screen and a powerful camera.
For starters, the phone's display comes in at a full-HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU. The S5 also comes with a 16MP rear-facing camera, which supposedly has the world's fastest autofocus speed at just .3 seconds. 2GB of RAM are also included along with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, while 4G LTE capabilities and a battery life of 21 hours round out the package.
Samsung has once again changed the look of their flagship device, which now has a perforated pattern on the back cover and will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colors. The S5 also takes a page out of the iPhone's book with a fingerprint scanner on the home button, though it adds to that with a heart rate monitor included in the camera sensor.
Pricing for the Galaxy S5 has yet to be revealed, but it should be coming sometime this April with a global launch planned.