The new leader in modern mobile technology has struck gold again with their newest flagship smartphone model, the Galaxy S5. This new smartphone is set to release sometime in April.
From a design standpoint, the Galaxy S5 looks fairly similar to its predecessors. It features a new backplate composed of perforated soft-touch plastic, and it takes on a slightly less round appearance than the Galaxy S4. It is slightly thicker than the previous models, but only by a couple of millimeters.
The phone is certified water resistant, thanks to the flap that covers the phones USB 3.0 port. Four colors have been announced for the S5 are Ceramic White, Silver, Gold, and Metallic Blue, and there has been talk of a black model for the U.S. only. For more information on the design of the phone, as well as more rumors, check out TechRadar’s breakdown.
Not only does the Galaxy S5 look gorgeous, but it is also a powerhouse under the hood. According to CNET, who got their hands on and reviewed the device, it comes equipped with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, the latest in mobile hardware technology. It also boasts a larger display than its predecessors. At 5.2 inches, the Super AMOLED display will be one of the small but welcome upgrades that this phone has to offer.
Other upgrades include the camera, which is now 16 megapixels, and a 2,800mAh battery which is slightly larger than the 2,600mAh battery found on the Galaxy S4. In addition, the phone features a new fingerprint sensor on the home button of the device, and a heart rate sensor located on the back of the device. Check out CNET’s review to view some of the phones software features, as well as more technical specifications.