Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled with Fingerprint and Heartbeat sensor

Well, it happened. It was the most anticipated phone that would be presented at the Samsung Unpacked Event 5, the Galaxy S5. The phone is standing out from all the Android phones in the market.

Hardware

The S4 really isn’t much different to the S5. The back is a bit different though. The fine, glossy back has now been replaced with a soft, dimpled look, which Samsung calls ‘modern glam’

The height of the phone is a little larger but not quite noticeable. Super AMOLED panel has 1080p resolution just like the S4. The processor is a 2.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. It has a 16MP camera with a 4K camera installed.

The phone is water and dust resistance and you can go under water for 30 minutes though I wouldn’t be doing that without a case! It has a gyro, barometer, gesture(IR), finger scanner and heart rate sensor installed.

Software

Samsung is launching with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s S5. There is a new S Health App that uses the new heart rate sensor installed. According to The Verge, the heart sensor is good but the finger print scanner is terrible. The Verge said it is “quite unreliable and virtually impossible to activate one-handed.”

There is a Kids Mode which includes apps and games for kids. There is a Private Mode which shuts off various sections of the S5 and a Power Saving Mode.

Hands On

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The Verge

That’s it for this weeks post. Now some may realise that I did not do a post last week. I am sorry for that, but I will keep the posts coming! Signing off, Mekul.

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