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Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy S5 which the company claims to be water-resistant. The new flagship Android smartphone comes with an Apple iPhone 5S-like biometric sensor button.
Apart from being dust and water-resistant, the smartphone sports a faster camera and offers fitness-related features.
The Galaxy S5, will be available in 150 countries, including India, on April 11. No announcement has, however being made about its price.
In Galaxy S5, Samsung has introduced several unique features aimed at fitness conscious users in a bid to steal Apple’s thunder. It is widely rumoured that the iPhone maker will launch the successor of iPhone 5S with a clutch of health and fitness-related features. It sports a slightly larger 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1080 X 1920p) display which looks similar to that of the Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S5 will come in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants, which will be expandable up to 64GB through microSD card. Another highlight of the phone is a new iPhone-like fingerprint sensor integrated with the phone’s home button.
The Galaxy S5 sports a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The rear camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second. Samsung claimed the Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest auto-focus speed up to 0.3 seconds.
In terms of connectivity options, the Galaxy S5 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC and InfraRed.
The phone packs in 2800mAh battery with a claimed standby time of 390 hours and talk time of 21 hours.