We saw a lot of awesome devices being launched today at MWC 2014. It was a pretty busy day and it ended in style, with Samsung’s Unpacked5 event, where they announced their new flagship smartphone, the highly anticipated (and leaked) Galaxy S5. If you’ve been keeping tabs on the rumours, then you know everything the phone has, including how it looks, as today we saw the leaked photos just a few hours before the official unveiling.

Samsung’s track record with the Galaxy series is pretty impressive, having sold over 200 million devices worldwide, and if the trend keeps it, the Galaxy S5 will have lots of sales. The design of the device is somewhat similar to the old Galaxy S2, having a more “blocky” design than the Samsung Galaxy S4. The look of the device is also influenced by its colour, and in this case, the Galaxy S5 will be available in charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs

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Samsung has packed a lot of power in their Galaxy S5. Even though we knew most of its features before it saw the light of they, we are still peased that Samsung has decided to add the fingerprint scanner and make the device water resistant. However, the pattern design on the back might not be to everyone’s taste. Nevertheless, we should take a look underneath the hood of this awesome smartphone and see what makes it tick:

  • Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • Cameras: 16MP (rear) with UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization, 2.0MP (front)
  • CPU: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB with microSD slot upto 64GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
  • Battery: 2800mAh (Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs)
  • Dimmensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Apart from the specs, Samsung has also added a host of features to the device, making its software package just as important as the hardware it runs on. Of course, if you’re like me, the software features of the device won’t be as important as the hardware, but still, if you find it interesting, here are the most important features of the device:

  • IP67 Dust and water Resistant
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Download Booster
  • S Health 3.0
  • Quick Connect
  • Private Mode
  • Kids Mode

Overall, Samsung has created a pretty good device. Certainly worthy of being the flagship of such a big name in the mobile industry. However, gone are the days when Samsung had the very best smartphone of all, and this year more than ever, when you stack it up against such stiff competition such as the Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G Flex, you have to wonder if it can keep its position and its sales.


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