Samsung unveiled the highly-anticipated Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress press event. This year’s model is pared down a bit as it lacks the extra (read: gimicky) features its predecessor the Galaxy S4 had.
Specs listing for Samsung’s latest phone
Other specs for the new model include 5.1 FHD Super AMOLED display, 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of RAM with microSD support of up to 64GB, 16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording and 2.1-megapixel front camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Android 4.2.2 Kit Kat operating system, heart rate sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
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Samsung initially listed just one processor, the 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU from an unknown origin. A recently published graphic indicated the Galaxy S5 will feature two processors like its predecessors. However, Samsung pulled the image since publishing.
Samsung’s decision to keep second CPU under wraps
BGR’s Chris Smith explains, “Samsung felt compelled to keep the processor a secret so far. Comparatively, in the Galaxy S4 press release the company has clearly specified the two CPU options for the handset, although in similar materials for the Galaxy S3 it did not mention processor or memory choices. t’s not known what kind of processor the 2.1GHz octa-core CPU is, and Samsung is yet to unveil new Exynos mobile processors. The company teased Exynos announcements before both CES 2014 and MWC, although it didn’t unveil new CPUs. At this time, it’s not clear when the octa-core Galaxy S5 will be unveiled and whether the second handset version will also have other specs compared with the 2.5GHz Galaxy S5 model.”
Now that the Galaxy S5 phone has been officially unveiled, tech fans can decide if this new upgrade meets their wants and needs. For those who are disappointed and/or want something more, Apple will release the iPhone 6 sometime this year, more likely in the latter part of the year.