Samsung has now officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 in beautiful Barcelona, bringing revamped specs and a whole new look — at least for the back of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a brand new soft touch (removable) back plate that is somewhat reminiscent of the Nexus 7 (2012). This is a pretty dramatic departure from both the glossy back found on the GS4 and the faux leather design introduced with the Note 3. Not surprisingly, the design is still plastic, though it does add IP67 dust and water resistance to the mix.
Whether the new look is a good change or a bad one probably comes down to your own personal taste.
As for the front? At first glance, it’s pretty much the same as always, though the Samsung home button introduces an integrated swipe-based fingerprint scanner. Turning to the display, there’s a 5.1-inch super AMOLED with the same 1080p resolution found on the Galaxy S4, despite rumors that suggested the Galaxy S5 would introduce a Quad HD display.
As you probably guessed, adding an even larger display means that the Galaxy S5 is taller (6mm), wider (about 2mm) and thicker (.2mm) than its predecessor with a slightly heavier weight of 145 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications
Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 432 ppi
Processor: 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330
Battery: 2800 mAh
Cameras: 16 MP rear LED flash with ISOCELL and 4K recording (limited to 5min), 2.1 MP front
Networks: 3G, LTE Cat. 3 2X2 MIMO
Connectivity: GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Dimensions: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, 145 grams
Colors: Black White, Blue, Gold
Waterproof and dust resistant: Rated IP67 – USB port covered with plastic flap
Software: Android 4.4
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As you can see, while the rumor mill got some things right, there are at least a few surprises in terms of design language and specs.
Source: Android Authority