Samsung Galaxy S5 official and UK release date
The Samsung Galaxy S5 measures 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm and weighs only 145g and retains the Galaxy S-class looks.
The handset comes with a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood is a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and 2GB of RAM.
There was talk of the S5 packing 3GB of RAM, and possibly a 2K display but, if the rumours pan out, we could be seeing a high-end model, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, with that very spec hitting the shelves after the S5 has got comfy in the shops.
The Galaxy S5 comes in 16/32GB flavours with the ability to expand it via microSD card up to 64GB.
Around the back you’ll find the leaked dimpled rear and an improved 16MP camera with HDR, Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot and more, with a 2.1MP unit up front.
Other features include a 2,800 mAh battery, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat pre-installed out of the box.
“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with several useful sensors including the heart rate monitor, fingerprint sensor, and many more.
It will hit the UK on April 11th in a variety of colours, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.
In the UK, several retailers and carriers have confirmed they’ll carry the flagship device from the Korean OEM, but failed to mention anything about the pricing of the handset.
You’ll be able to drop a note to EE, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and Phones 4U via their pre-registration pages to find out more about the pricing and availability of the handset in the UK.