If you want to get the latest edition of Samsung’s popular smartphone series carriers, Vodafone, Telstra and Optus are set to are starting to take pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 which is tipped to launch in Australia on April 11 or 12th.
The S5 has a 5.1-inch display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone will run Android KitKat operating system, and come in two colors: a matte black and a shimmery white. It has 16 gigabytes of internal storage, but you can add up to 128GB of extra storage with a removable MicroSD card.
The device which will be offically launched to the media on Wednesday night in Sydney will also be sold by mass retailers.
The new Samsung offering boasts impressive features and specs they include:
Dust-Proof And Water Resistance Features
Having an IP 67 certification, Samsung Galaxy S5 sports dust-proof and water resistant features. Although the handset is not waterproof, it can be immersed in one-meter deep water for 30 minutes, which means that it is safe to carry the smartphone in the kitchen and bathroom.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is still sporting a polycarbonate build but it does not mean that there is no upgrade over its predecessor. With a perforated back and matte-like finish, Samsung Galaxy S5 is easier to grip than Galaxy S4. Although it does not offer the same premium look as a metal build, the design of Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a home button but there is more to it than being a standard navigation tool. It allows users to exit apps at an instant and add filter of security unlike Galaxy S4. Also, Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a biometric fingerprint reader that can be used to unlock it by swiping down from the home button. The fingerprint sensor has been made accessible to app developers, which mean that there will be apps taking advantage of the feature soon.
This Galaxy S5 comes with camera improvements that certainly make it more attractive than Galaxy S4. Apart from the 16 MP sensor camera, Galaxy S5 also comes with great software features, not to mention the ability to shoot high-quality 4K videos. Auto-focus speed has also been improved.