Samsung Galaxy S5 to Launch in India on March 27th

It looks like Samsung is launching their latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, in India on Thursday (the 27th of March) at an approximate price point of Rs. 45,000-50,000.

Samsung Galaxy S5 FrontIn the looks department, nothing much has changed from the S4 days. In fact, if you look at the front profile, it looks almost the same. Samsung has changed the back of the phone. It now features a dimpled design which presents itself at the back.

The S5 comes with a slightly bigger screen that the Galaxy S4, by slightly, I mean around 0.1mm more. The screen is a 1080p AMOLED display. It’s powered by a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, so Samsung has given up on Octa-core processors for now. The phone comes in a 16GB and 32GB variants, but we’re not sure if both will be available at launch.

The Galaxy S5’s camera system features a 16 Megapixel rear camera capable of capturing 4K video, and a auto-focus speed of 0.3 seconds, which they claim is the fastest. It also has a 2 Megapixel front shooter.

Samsung has further added a fingerprint scanner on the S5, so now Android users don’t have to envy the iPhone specs anymore. It also features a heart rate monitor which uses a sensor near the rear camera’s flash and health and fitness tracking apps bundled with the phone.

In the battery department, again the S5 comes with a slightly higher capacity than the older S4 at 2800mAh. This aside, Samsung promises 21 hours of talk time and around 16 hours of standby time. It also features with an Ultra Power Saving mode which they claim doubles battery life if you’re running low on charge.

The Galaxy S5 is also dust proof and waterproof and is IP67 certified. This doesn’t mean that you can take this phone for a swim yet. It just means that it is totally protected against dust and against the effect of temporary immersion in liquids in depths between 15cm and 1 meter.


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