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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets shown off

Posted on Tuesday, February 25 2014 @ 13:26:28 CET by


Samsung showed off its Galaxy 5, a 5.1" smartphone with a 1920 x 1080 pixels HD AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 432ppi. The device runs Android 4.4.2 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with a frequency of 2.5GHz. The Korean electronics giant also presented three new smartwatches, the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the wriststrap-like Gear Fit. The latter device is the first wearable device that features a curved, super AMOLED screen.
Icons on the screen are Sir-Jony-Ive flat and there is a good feel to the user interface. Judging by a quick hands-on, the Android 4.4.2-powered gadget felt really rather snappy, and that’s down to its 2.5GHz ARM-compatible quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip processor. It’s clearly using the Samsung Touchwiz interface, too.

The big emphasis on fitness means that in addition to the supplied exercise encouragement app, the handset is ruggedized to the IP67 spec, which means its casing is better than splash-proof but it's not absolutely waterproof: IP67 means it's dust tight, and can withstand 30 minutes under one metre of water. Thus, it will survive an accidental dunk but don’t go swimming with it. More practically, you can use it as a music player in a steam-filled bathroom or go snowboarding with it.
Full details at The Register.

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