MUMBAI: Samsung will launch the Galaxy S5, in India from Arpil 11 in a price range of Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000.
The device can be pre-ordered from March 29. India is one of the 150 countries where the Galaxy S5 goes on sale on April 11.
Making this announcement for the launch, Samsung President and IT and Mobile Communications Division head J K Shin said,
“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers.
“The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.’’
Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month, the Galaxy S5 features :
fingerprint-reading technology as in the iPhone 5s. Its fingerprint scanner allows users to unlock it with the swipe of finger at the bottom of the display. This enhanced security features does away with the four-digit code.
A heart-rate sensor which gets activated by putting finger on the flash and ANT+ compatibility for fitness accessories.
A larger display of 5.1 inches, as against the 5-inch of the S4. However, its resolution remains same at 1920×1080. Which is much less than the rumoured 2560×1440.
20 percent more battery battery life than the S4. Thus, the Galaxy S5 allows up to 12 hours of video playback and 10 hours of web browsing. Its energy saver mode minimizes energy consumption and the number of opened apps.
A new 802.11ac MIMO WiFi antenna allowing users to download files three times faster than the S4. Files can also downloaded simultaneously by Wi-Fi and LTE connections through a new feature.
A 16-MP hybrid autofocus camera. New features allow users to blur the background of photos to create a bokeh which only professional DSLRs can create. It also has a 2.1-MP front camera.
Water-proof technology. This IP67 certified device can withstand 30 minutes at the bottom of a meter-deep water.
Qualcoom 2.5-GHz quad-core processor and features Android 4.4.
Spruced-up interface, with buttons and apps now becoming a lot easier to operate.
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm measurement, weighs 145g and offers 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
Its back has a leather feel.