First Look: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 Unveiled (Unpacked)
Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 going gold? Will it have a 16-megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner AND be waterproof? These photos don’t lie. Stylish & functionality and it’ll all be revealed later today at Samsung’s Unpacked event.
Samsung’s Gear 2 has been announced and it’s come along with a few upgraded changes. The Gear 2 camera has been repositioned to the top of the watch’s face and there’s the addition of a front facing home button as well. You can now listen to your music as well via the bluetooth enabled music player.
Also, taking a page out of Apple’s book – the first pics of the Samsung Galaxy s5 in Gold has been revealed! We’ve been talking gold smartphones since 2009 (remember the gold Blackberry) and it’s finally Samsung’s turn to take a turn a a golden device… take a look at the device below.
The Galaxy S5 blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests. The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look. Its new sleek, contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold, to complement the style of the individual consumer.
What else do we know for certain? We’ll have to wait to see exactly what the new devices will be packing as more details of the Gear 2 specs and Galaxy S5 , will be unveiled later today (2 PM ET) at The Unpacked5 event. (STAY TUNED)
The Galaxy S5 combines an advanced camera, the fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected in style.
The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproduce natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances. Also new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.
The Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and supporting the large number of LTE frequency with LTE Category 4 standard. For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the Galaxy S5 now features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously.
Be more fit and active
With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 offers more tools to help people stay fit and well. It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor. Galaxy S5 users can further customize their experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation Gear products for real-time fitness coaching.
Essential device protection
The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.
The device will be available globally through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers on April.
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