Korean tech-giant Samsung unveiled it’s much awaited smartphone – the Galaxy S5, on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
The fifth phone in the Galaxy S series comes with additional fitness and security features, apart from the usual ones.
The smartphone runs with the latest Android KitKat version 4.4.2 operating system, with a 5.1 inch screen. It also comes with IP67 dust and water resistance, which makes it water proof like the recently unveiled Xperia Z2.
A defining feature of the Galaxy S5 is its enhanced biometric security system: a fingerprint scanner for locking the screen and making mobile payments. This feature has so far only been available in the Apple iPhones.
Another important feature is the phone’s 16 megapixel camera, with fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and a selective auto focus feature which allows users to create a shallow depth of field effect.
Samsung has also included various fitness tools, including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a built-in heart rate monitor. This feature is inline with the company’s attempts to market the Galaxy S5 as a lifestyle product.
Galaxy S5 will be available across markets in April, in black, white, golden and blue. It Price range for the phone hasn’t been revealed yet.