Now in India

Updated: Mar 30 2014, 07:45am hrs
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone in India. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an upgrade of the Galaxy S4 and sports a full HD screen with the same Super AMOLED panel. The new phone is dust- and water-resistant. Galaxy S5 comes with a 16-MP camera with an autofocus speed of 0.3 seconds, plus an advanced high dynamic range. The phone can also shoot 4K videos.

The new S Health 3.0 provides a personal fitness tracker with tools such as a pedometer, diet and exercise records and a new built-in heart rate monitor.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on a 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2 GB of RAM. It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants with a microSD slot (up to 64 GB). With a 2800-mAh battery, the phone has a talk time of 21 hours. It weighs 145 gm and is 8.1 mm thick.

Galaxy S5 has a finger scanner too, which provides a secure, biometric screen-locking feature. Samsung said the price of Galaxy S5 will be between R51,000 and R53,000.