At Samsung UNPACKED we announced the next-generation GALAXY S5 and Gear wearables. On the GALAXY S5 is a new perforated back cover that not only feels great to hold, but also comes in four vivid colors -- electric Blue, shimmery White, charcoal Black, and copper Gold -- for a modern, glam look. Plus, you’ll love watching content on the S5’s stunning 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen with adaptive display.
We’ve added a finger sensor on the Home button, so that only you can activate your device, as well as providing an extra layer of security for when you need to use sites like Paypal. With the GALAXY S5’s ultra power saving mode, you can conserve your phone’s battery to the maximum.
While we’re on the subject of power, you’ll notice that the S5’s micro USB has a port cover. We’ve made the GALAXY S5 water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating, so you won’t have to worry about your phone getting damaged in the rain.
The S5 has an incredible 16-megapixel camera, with features that let you effortlessly take, edit and share great photos. We’ve added super-fast autofocus that’s three times faster than conventional auto focus. And if you want to add depth to your images, the S5’s Selective Focus feature lets you focus in on a specific area, even after you’ve taken your photo. The S5’s advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature means that you can preview not just how your pictures will turn out, but also videos.
Once you have a great picture or video, you want to share it with friends and family, which is a breeze with Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO. The GALAXY S5 also supports LTE Cat 4 and VoLTE. Plus, with Download Booster, you can increase the speed using Wi-Fi and LTE networks simultaneously. With the GALAXY S5, you'll have the fastest connection no matter where you are.
As more of us use technology to track fitness, we wanted to ensure that the GALAXY S5 could match an increasing demand to help people pursue an active lifestyle. A unified dashboard lets you monitor your lifestyle, set goals and manage activities. With the S5’s built-in heart rate monitor, tracking your progress is simple and intuitive. Press your finger over the sensor and the GS5 will measure your beats per minute.
These new features work perfect with our new wearables.
Get into Gear 2
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve updated the first-generation Gear, with three new models to suit every lifestyle: Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.
We’ve made the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo slimmer and lighter, with changeable straps and customizable home screens to match any outfit. We’ve also slotted the camera into the main body of the Gear 2, ensuring that it retains a sleek, sharp and premium look.
Both the Gear and Gear 2 Neo work with a wide variety of Samsung devices, letting you accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and providing all the notification settings that you loved on the original GALAXY Gear. Also, with 3G functionality, you don’t need your mobile to make and receive calls on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Finally, for fitness enthusiasts, we’ve got the Gear Fit. When you want a portable device that doesn’t detract from your workout, the 27-gram Gear Fit is the smartest option. With a curved, Super AMOLED screen, the Gear Fit is the premier wearable device for the active consumer.
Of course, the Gear Fit doesn’t just track your progress, but features the same notification functionality as the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, allowing you to continue your workout without skipping a beat.
The GALAXY S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be available around the world beginning this April.
Which device will you be trying out?
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