MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S 5 and new features

Galaxy S 5 smartphone from Samsung is set to excite users with several features though it still look like S4. The latest device was announced at MWC 2014 today.

The Galaxy S 5 will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

New Galaxy S 5 camera features:

Phase Detection Auto Focus

Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly – first smartphone with phase detection auto focus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras.

Real-Time HDR

High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR – like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.

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Selective Focus Mode

Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot.

Shot and More Mode

The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo.


Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery.

S Health

With S Health consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5. The Galaxy S 5 has the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real time data before and after exercise by placing a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera.

Key platform components of S Health include:

Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information.

Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking.

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct.

A built-infinger print sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments.

The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet.

The Galaxy S 5 uses the latest technology for the fastest browsing, streaming, and downloads, whether you’re at home or on the go.

4G LTE Bands: Extensive support of U.S. carrier LTE bands and optimized to take advantage of the latest 4G LTE technology on all carrier networks, which means faster data download speeds and better coverage.

Faster Wi-Fi: First smartphone with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO support provides up to twice the download speeds for faster browsing and streaming


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