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Samsung makes the Galaxy S5 official, focusing on usefulness rather than specs

7 months ago 44

What do you know, rumors aren’t always true! Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S5, and it isn’t very much like the rumors stated it would be. In fact, it’s quite conservative even compared to many of the believable rumors. However, it still looks like a pretty decent upgrade to the original.

This flagship device features a 5.1-inch full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad core processor (Snapdragon 800 or 801), 2GB of RAM, a choice of 16 or 32GB of memory with a microSD slot, a 16MP camera, a 2,800 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat running TouchWiz on top. The specs aren’t amazing by any means, but there are some cool features. The rear door is removable and features a water seal, making the device water and dust resistant to an IP67 level. It also has a heart rate monitor next to the camera flash, making it a more heath focused device, and a fingerprint scanner for security.

It looks like Samsung is changing its focus from specs to more useful features, trying to make the Galaxy S5 flagship as feature packed as possible. There is category 4 LTE, WiFi MIMO, and the ability to combine the use of mobile and WiFi networks for faster downloads. It’s arguable if that’s a good thing, but that’s up to you to decide. What do you think? Is it a disappointment, or is Samsung moving in the right direction? Leave a comment!

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