At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung revealed its new flagship GALAXY S5, which will be the first commercially available phone powered by the newest addition to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ family—the Snapdragon 801 processor.
The Snapdragon 801 processor is an update to the highly popular Snapdragon 800 and includes several new features designed to enable enhanced mobile user experiences and overall performance. The Snapdragon 801 powers higher quality imaging with support for larger, faster camera sensors and improves image post-processing, as well as mobile graphics and gaming, higher speed SD card memory and dedicated hardware for dual-SIM/dual active (DSDA) service in China. Like the Snapdragon 800 processor, the Snapdragon 801 includes integrated 4G LTE, designed to offer smooth connectivity and high performance features.
The Samsung GALAXY S5 also boasts a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, dust and water resistance, a 16 MP camera with an enhanced menu and—according to Samsung—the world’s fastest autofocus speed at up to 0.3 seconds.
Samsung’s GALAXY S5 also features S Health 3.0 that provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker, an Ultra Power Saving Mode that turns the display to black and white while also shutting down unnecessary features, a finger scanner that provides both secure, biometric screen-locking, plus seamless and safe mobile payment experiences.
Available in 16 GB and 32 GB options, the Galaxy S5 comes with a perforated pattern on back, with shimmery white, charcoal black, electric blue and copper gold color options. It will be available globally through Samsung’s retail channels, online and through carriers in April.