Samsung Galaxy S5: A First Glimse

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The Korean manufacturer Samsung at Mobile World Congress 2014 unveiled the fifth iteration of its flagship Android smartphone. The Galaxy S5 shows a renewed focus over the predecessor, the Galaxy S3 with a better 16MP camera, fingerprint scanner, a faster LTE connectivity for web browsing, personal fitness tracking, protection, and a modern and glam look.

First Look:

If you want a better camera phone, a brighter and vivid AMOLED screen, a faster Octacore processor and a more solid design, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be an ideal phone for you. Having said that, the Galaxy S5 features the same cheap plastic design and if you have been using the HTC One M7 or the iPhones, you will feel, at first impression, that the polycarbonate body of the S5 as cheap and ugly. Although, Samsung has managed to add some new feature in the Galaxy S5 with waterproofing and dust proofing (IP67 rating,) which means it’s almost completely resistant to dust and waterproof to a depth of 1m for 30 minutes.

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With Galaxy S5, you’ve also got a super fast autofocus that Samsung reckons can capture a photo in around 0.3second. The processing has also been improved with the latest generation Snapdragon 801 processor, although the variant which we might see here could be an Exynos Octacore.

At a Glance:

  • IP67 certification – water and dust proof
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with a new and improved version of TouchWiz UI.
  • 5.1″Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 PPI)
  • Snapdragon 801 chipset with quad Krait 400 cores and an Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 MP camera capable of shooting 4K videos.
  • 2800mAh battery


  • Ultra Power Saving Mode- “If my Galaxy S5 is down to only 10% battery, it can still last up to 24 hours on standby.”
  • a built-in heart rate monitor, located next to the LED flash.
  • Finger Scanner

We were excited about the arrival of the most anticipated smartphone of the year but this time around Samsung seems to have played it safe and we could only see small upgrades over the older Samsung Galaxy s4. The global launch will be on April 11th,2014. We expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be launched on the same day here in Nepal according to IMS,the official distributors of Samsung mobiles here in Nepal.

cut-to-chaseWhat is it? The sequel to the Galaxy S4 – a more refined phone with fewer gimmicks
When is it out? The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available for purchase starting April 11
What will it cost? The Galaxy S5 will cost around Rs.80,000 to Rs.85,000