Meet the Samsung Galaxy S5 & the Gear Fit

The Samsung Galaxy Fit

The pressure was on for Samsung — they are the leading Android phone manufacturer — and when time comes to replace and existing flagship, the new Galaxy S5, had to step up. It has a  refined and updated take on last year’s popular galaxy s4. Samsung has en-devoured to make all its latest devices look similar. Like the new Gear wearables, and the Galaxy S5 will not be a strange device, but offers several enhancements and improvements compared to last year’s Galaxy s4.

In terms of design the Galaxy S5’s design doesn’t change much compared to the Galaxy S4 — in fact, you will hardly tell them apart from the front. Running down the spec sheet we have:

galaxy gear fitBack of the Galaxy s5

  • 5.1 inches, but it’s still a 1080p, Super AMOLED
  • A new home key with integrated fingerprint scanner (for phone unlocking, quick payments, and data security)
  • Capacitive keys for multitasking and Android’s back button.
  • 2GB of RAM
  • A fast 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • LTE capabilities CAT 4
  • 5th Generation WiFi with MIMO technology support
  • That familiar fake metal-looking plastic
  • Charging port (now USB 3.0)
  • Waterproofing with IP67-rated for water and dust resistance (submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
  • Glossy plastic battery cover with a dimpled soft-touch finish aka “modern glam”
  • S5 will come in four different colors — black, white, blue, and gold — but the black and white are the most attractive options in our opinion.
  • Runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s user interface
  • There are S-branded apps in many places, including the S Voice personal assistant, and Samsung’s signature bloops and whistles are present every time you interact with the device.
  • There is also  My Magazine feature, Samsung’s Flipboard-like news reader that  we saw on the Note 3
  • Fitness tracking works hand in hand with the S Health app and new heart rate sensor on its back. The company also launched the Galaxy gear fit a stylish smartwatch that Samsung claims are an inspiration to them.
  • Kids Mode
  • Larger battery with a promised 20 percent better stamina  that the company claims has an Ultra power saving mode.
  • A camera upgrade from 13MP in the Galaxy s4 to a 16MP with 4K video capabilities, with real-time HDR and ADRF processing for better photos in mixed lighting.
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The Galaxy S5 is scheduled to launch globally on April 11th and will be available on over 150 markets around the world.

  • Ellz

    i’m inclined to say that i’m switching to Samsung simply because i need the Gear Fit :(. If only Apple unleashes its own curved display fitness wristband fused with a smart watch as a major comeback…

    • rogekk

      Welcome to the club… we love the gear fit too…

      • Ellz

        thnx admin – can’t wait for your fitness wearable devices review & comparisons 🙂 – i’m stalking these things like crazy.