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The Galaxy S5: What we know now

As my previous article stated, the Galaxy S5 was announced yesterday at Unpacked 5. In this post, I will share what we know so far.

 

The design:

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The design looks familiar, although not too familiar. Samsung shed the glossy plastic, infamous for its use in the previous generation. Samsung instead opted for a new finish that looks very nice in my opinion. Although different, you can still see that it looks like a Samsung device. Unfortunately, they did not opt for a metal casing.

 

The specs:

Against previous speculation, Samsung did not announce a non-premium/premium variant, it is just the S4. The specs are as follows:

  • 2.5GHz quad-core CPU
  • 2 gigabytes of RAM
  • 20% longer battery w/Stamina mode
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Heart rate monitor
  • 16MP rear-facing camera with 4K functionality.
  • And last but not least, it has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display.

 

Although the S5 has better hardware, I do not think it is necessary to upgrade from the S4.

 

Release date:

 

The Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11th, 2014.

 

The Galaxy S5 looks nice, and I personally think it will be a success for Samsung. However, if I can get my hands on one, I’m opting for a “All New One.” Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

Source: The Verge

About the Author Logan Garner

I am a 18 year old student currently in college for Computer Science. My passion is technology.

I am a 18 year old student currently in college for Computer Science. My passion is technology.

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