Now we know all the Galaxy S5 which was formalized by Samsung at its Unpacked event live 5 . The phone has been a lot of rumors and expectations. It was more than any other and expected to turn the fans waiting for a major renewal of the new premium brand of Galaxy. The Korean manufacturer has he won his bet? We update on everything we know about the Galaxy S5.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5

As might be expected, it is very upscale, although some points are not exactly those that were expected. We think of the screen that is not 2K but “only” Full HD, although this is more than enough for a screen of 5.1 inches.

Screen : Super AMOLED 5.1 inch Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor : Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5 GHz 801
Memory : 2GB of RAM
Storage : 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, expandable via MicroSD
Multimedia : camera 16 megapixel
Front sensor : 2.1 megapixels
Battery : 2800 mAh
Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, NFC
OS : Android 4.4.2
Color : black, white, electric blue and gold

A design not up to expectations?

While the All New HTC One is aluminum and the Sony Xperia Z2 glass, it was expected that Samsung abandons the plastic for its new flagship. This is unfortunately not the case. The design has changed little and found a textured plastic with small holes in the hull for better grip. The different colors will surely not be enough for some to fill some disappointment at this level.

A 5.1 inch Full HD screen

The screen size as its resolution does not change much compared to the Galaxy S4 which was already very good this side. This is once again technology Super AMOLED which is used, what offer vivid colors and high brightness. No 2K resolution as expected from Samsung. The side of the competition, the Sony Xperia Z2 has also chosen not to increase the resolution. In contrast, the All New HTC One could take this course and propose a novel pixel density for its screen.

Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of the latest generation

Again, Samsung and Qualcomm trusted team’s new high-end processor phone 801 Snapdragon 2.5 GHz . A monster power that allows the device to perform any action very quickly and without any slowdown in multitasking. One more proof that Samsung Exynos SoC are not accurate enough on the high end.

A 16-megapixel camera that shoots in 4K

With its 16 megapixel camera of Galaxy S5 announced major improvements. Autofocus is four times faster than the Galaxy S4 , the HDR mode is now live and the “Selective Focus” feature allows to focus on a specific topic by adding a blur effect to the background. Rendering reflex somehow. ISOCELL The sensor also shows more efficient in low light, what always take best shots, whatever the shooting conditions.

A heartbeat sensor and a fingerprint reader

We expect this new model Samsung did. You will find a fingerprint reader that uses the screen and the home button to work. It allows secure access to the phone, but also the applications of your choice. Several fingers are configurable and password will be requested relief.
The heartbeat sensor is in turn placed in the rear under the camera. Must keep his finger down to take your heart rate. A feature that is part of the “health” that Samsung wants to offer with its “Health” application and its connected and sports accessories, Gear 2 and Samsung Galaxy Fit experience.

Galaxy S5 is waterproof and resistant to dust

Resistance to water and dust Galaxy S5 are new elements for the high end Samsung. Indeed, his predecessor S4 does not allow it. A demonstration of the tightness of the Galaxy S5 is already online. An IP67 certification which should please those who often mess the phone or take the phone in the bathroom.

A reworked interface TouchWiz

The new version of the Samsung TouchWiz interface brings some new, starting with a “flat” design that is characterized by round icons on the 2D appearance . This makes clearer and pus simple interface, though that Android is known to be quite reversed in the phone settings.

There are also “My Magazine” to manage your news feeds and social networks. The interface of the camera has also been reworked, with no great revolution. Samsung apps are of course part and a “Ultra Power Saving Mode” has been added, we will return in the next section!

A 2800mAh battery and a new power saving mode

2800 mAh, it seems the minimum for a phone with such a processor and a 5.1 inch screen Full HD. Where some of its competitors offer more substantial batteries, like the LG G2 with its 3000 mAh battery , Samsung replica with a new way of saving energy, ” the Power Saving Mode Utra “. So you can take 24 this mode when your phone is almost out of battery.

However, it requires some sacrifices to the extent the screen will black and white and some features will not be accessible . The key here is kept as the ability to call, send messages or read his emails. We will give you our opinion on this solution at our full review of the Galaxy S5.

Price and release date of the Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 should be available around April 11 at a price of 680 euros . High for a premium product finishes by forcing the height that can offer competitive rates in 2014. But the phone is a concentrate of technology and should be better in every way than its predecessor. it’s your turn to tell us what you think of the Galaxy S5!