Sunday 26 October 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale across the country

Rhiannon Williams

Published 11/04/2014 | 11:02

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit fitness band are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit fitness band are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Attendees inspect a display of Galaxy S5 smartphones at the Samsung Electronics Co. pavilion at the recent tech summit in Barcelona.
Attendees inspect a display of Galaxy S5 smartphones at the Samsung Electronics Co. pavilion at the recent tech summit in Barcelona.

Samsung's much-anticipated latest flagship model the Galaxy S5 has gone on sale across the country.

Launched only 11 months after its predecessor the Galaxy S4, the S5 features a 16MP camera, the ability to combine 4G with WiFi for ultrafast downloads and a fingerprint scanner which acts as identity verification for online shopping payments.

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, the device will go on sale sim-free for €649, or can be purchased on contract for typically around €55 per month.

Customers who preordered handsets will receive their phones from today, and are available in ‘Shimmer White’ and ‘Charcoal Black’. ‘Electric Blue’ models will be delivered by 22 April and ‘Copper Gold’ by 20 May.

Samsung will be relying upon the S5 to perform well after the company announced it expected its profits to decline for the second financial quarter in a row.

Samsung estimated on Tuesday its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3pc to 8.4 trillion won, slightly below an average forecast of 8.5 trillion won by 40 analysts.

The company also unveiled nine stand-alone stores across the UK this week in a bid to challenge Apple's dominance on the high street.

Manufacturer’s specification

Video UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization, Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera Features HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More

Additional Features IP67 Dust and water Resistant, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0

Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote

Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory RAM: 2GB, Internal Memory: 16/32GB, microSD slot upto 128GB

Dimension 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery 2800mAh, Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

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