Samsung to launch Galaxy S5 in India this Thursday

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The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s 2014 flagship device. At least for now since we don’t know if rumours that the Galaxy F/ Galaxy S5 Prime we’ve been hearing about are true. The device, unveiled at MWC last month, packs the latest from Samsung in terms of hardware and software. It will be officially launched in the Indian market on the 27th Of March, almost two weeks before the global roll out of the device starts on the 11th of April.

Here are some of the Galaxy S5’s key specifications:

  • 5.1-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels… 432 ppi) Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. An Exynos variant may exist for certain markets.
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal memory,  expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a refresh of Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI
  • 16 megapixel camera at the back with LED Flash, BSI and supporting 4K video recording at 30 fps and 1080p video recording at 60 fps; a 2.1 megapixel shooter that can record video at 1080p sits on the front of the device
  • IP67 certified for dust and water resistance.
  • Infrared LED for smart TV remote using Samsung’s built-in WatchON application
  • S Health 3.0 and a Heart rate sensor at the back of the device
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC
  • 2800 mAh Battery

The Galaxy S5 will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colours at a yet to be revealed price. However, if pre-orders in various markets around the world through carriers and independent resellers are anything to go by, the price is expected to be either above or just shy of $800 without carrier subsidies.

In certain markets, Samsung is likely to pair the device with its new wearables like the Gear Fit and the Gear 2 smartwatches. We don’t have specific information of how things will be for the Indian market but we’ll update with more information as it comes in.

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