A New mysterious Samsung device has leaked from GFXBenchmark3.0 codenamed "SM-G906S" with a very High-End Specifications which may points to a new flagship device or a premium version of the current Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung SM-G906S packs a 5.2" QHD display with a resolution of 2560x1440.
As for the performance, SM-G906S is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 Quad-core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. The main camera of the device is 15MP and its capable of shooting 1080p videos with flash and face detection. The device as usual has all the communication devices needed for any flagship (Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC... etc).
There is no release date for the Samsung SM-G906S or a market Name revealed yet, but it looks like a High-end device to carry such powerful CPU and High-res display. We will keep you posted with any further details about this device.
After released the Galaxy S5, Samsung is now planing to release the Camera version of its flagship device, Galaxy S5 Zooom which is rumored to be called "Galaxy K Zoom". We have the first leaked live photo of the device, which shows us the final look of the device back before it gets official very soon.
There's also a Xenon flash and the leather-like texture on the back, which is a nice step up from the unimaginative and rather smudgy gloss of old. The inscription on the lens also confirms the 10x zoom covering the 24-240mm range in 35mm equivalent. There's much else but the source does stick to the 20 MP resolution.
The rest includes a 4.8" 720p display, Android KitKat with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. We're also expecting either a Quad-core 1.6 GHz chip or the new Exynos hexa-core with two Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.
Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available by the end of next Month. However, its stock (pre-installed) Apps is currently available as an APK files, giving you a sneak peak on the New S5 UI & Apps and an early access to its features.
The leaked Apps are S Note, WatchON, Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Calculator, S Health and S Translator.
These Apps will be installable on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 but would probably need you to be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. S Health requires a hear monitor sensor which currently exists only on the Galaxy S5. Download the Apps From HERE at your own risk.
We are still a month away from the Galaxy S5 market launch, but we still can get a closer look at the device. A russian Mobile-tech fan has uploaded a 30 min long video review of th Samsung Galaxy S5, which cover in-depth almost everything about the handset from its design, to its features.
Enjoy the Video below!
Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Full Specifications leaked from the GFXBench database, revealing the main features of the Hybird device (model number SM-C115) that will be released later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom has a 19MP main camera that can record 1080p video, at least that's what the benchmark managed to detect. There's a front-facing 2MP / 1080p camera too.
This hybrid Camera/Phone device also has a 4.8" 720p screen, probably a Super AMOLED. It's powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa chipset with a 1.3GHz clockspeed, which should be the four Cortex-A7 cores. The two Cortex-A15s run at 1.7GHz. The chipset also packs 2GB RAM and a Mali-624 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom ran Android 4.4.2 KitKat and by the looks of it, it will have 16GB of built-in storage with a big chunk reserved for the OS and TouchWiz. The device will feature NFC connectivity and, of course, a SIM card slot. We're betting on a microSD card slot too.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to April 11th release date, until then we rely on the reviews & test around the web to what this device can do. This time we get to see how the IP67 certification of the phone holds water, literally.
The reviewers did a little waterboarding exercise on the device, whose results you can briefly see in the video below.
The IP67 certification is real, despite that Samsung humbly calls the phone "water-resistant". It not only survives splashes of water jetting on it from all sides, but can also be immersed fully in up to three feet of the liquid, and stay there for half an hour, just as its IP67 tag suggests.
As you may know, Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to internationally on April,11 (next month). However,h some markets may be getting the Galaxy S5 even earlier than this date.
The three biggest carriers in Malaysia have already confirmed they will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on contract once it becomes officially available. It seems the date has been just recently cleared out as well March,27th. Or at least that's what the latest teaser picture suggest. There is no info on whether March,27th is the date the carriers will begin taking pre-orders for the April 11 launch, or it is the actual release date for the Malaysian market.
Today, Vodafone UK has announced through its blog that it has acquired the Exclusive Rights to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Gold Edition. The Galaxy S5 was originally announced in 4 color options (Gold, Black, White and Blue), but it seems if you're in the UK and want to get the S5 (in Gold) through a carrier then Vodafone UK is your only option.
Vodafone will have all three colors along with the exclusive Gold color up for pre-order starting March,28th and the phone will be available in stock by April,11th.
Samsung is allowing customers to try out the Galaxy S5 in various stores in select markets. However, in case you can't visit a store that has the S5 on display, Samsung officially launched a Galaxy S5 Experience App that "provides interactive introduction on Galaxy S5 and Wearable Devices." on the play store for any Android device.
Don't expect the app to work as if you're actually playing with a real Galaxy S5. This is merely a walkthrough of the main features that you'll find on the new smartphone, including its camera, the S Health app, the Ultra Power battery saving mode, and so on.
S5 EXP App Features:
- GALAXY S5 Feature Experience mode - Interactive experience modes offered in an intuitive way.
- GALAXY S5 Hands on Video - Video clips of key features (linked to YouTube).
- GALAXY S5 Design Preview - Experience design with different colors and angles.
- Wearable Device(Gear2 and Fit) - Introduction of Gear 2 and Fit main features.
- GALAXY S5 Accessories introduction - Introduction of GALAXY S5's key accessories.
You can download the Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Experience App for free from the Google Play link below.
Sprint has announced the pricing and the release date details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 on its network. The latest Galaxy smartphone will cost $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a 2-year contract or $649 without any long-term commitment.
The carrier is also offering the Easy Pay option for the Galaxy S5 and if you prefer to opt for it, then you will have to pay $27.09 a month for a period of two years, with $0 down. Pre-orders starts right now, head to the source link below.
The rumors are true, Samsung is facing production issues with the Galaxy S5. The first reason that one of their factories caught fire, causing lose in production equipment and volume. The second reason is that Samsung is having difficulty with properly centering the optics in the S5's 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor.
On top of all this, Samsung is facing stability issues with the coating process for the S5's lens module. Although they are making good progress in fixing these errors, the Korean tech-giant has definitely taken a hit as a result.
Samsung India just launched its latest flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S5 in India, along with the Samsung Gear 2. These two products are the top in Samsung's 2014 lineup. All the devices will be available starting April,11 in all retailers across India.
As for the prices, The Galaxy S5 will be priced between INR 51,000 ($848) and INR 53,000 ($881). The Samsung Gear 2 is priced at INR 21,900 ($364), Samsung Gear Neo and Gear Fit has been also launched in India for a INR 15,900 ($264).
Samsung Galaxy S5 Hits the US ahead of schedule, the device is already available on pre-order worldwide from popular carriers and retailers and will launch officially on 11,April. You can Buy an Unlocked Galaxy S5 Now in the US as many retailers offers contract-free units that came from South Korea.
You can find the flagship at WElectronics for $900, while various sellers have it listed on Amazon starting $820. You can still wait for 11,April launch to get a better price thought.
Samsung launched its flagship for this year Samsung Galaxy S5, and it's now preparing for its younger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. As the rumor has it the Samsung "SM-G800" Galaxy S5 mini will pack a 4.5" 720p Super AMOLED display and will run on a Snapdragon 400 chipset with Quad-core CPU.
Other leaked specs suggest the Galaxy S5 mini will come with 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of expandable storage via microSD, 8MP rear and 2MP front camera, IR blaster and a 2,100 mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with TouchWiz should come pre-installed out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy S5 support wireless charging but it needs an extra cover for that. Today, Samsung Unveiled four charging covers for the
the Galaxy S5. All four covers are available for Pre-order as they are "Coming Soon!".
The standard back plate, available in black and white, offers Qi wireless charging compatibility, for $29.99 and it covers only the Back of the device.
There is also an S-View Flip Cover version, also available in black and white. The cover is priced at $69.99. Both cases are available in two colors, Black & white. Head to the Source link to Pre-order.
Samsung Galaxy S5 holds a IP67 certification, which means its water resistant up to 1 meter, In an Extreme water test, the device went for a swim in 1 meter of water. And instead of waiting 30 minutes, the phone was left underwater for one whole hour. Will it survive? Watch the Video Below.
Spoiler! The Samsung Galaxy S5 might have been all wet, but it was still working perfectly after 60 minutes. But there was another test left. The phone was put inside the pocket of a pair of jeans that was ready to go through a normal washing cycle. Could the Samsung Galaxy S5 live through 50 minutes of spinning and sloshing? Yes, once again the Samsung Galaxy S5 came out of a dangerous confrontation with water, in perfect condition.
Samsung released two version of the Galaxy S5, the original Galaxy S5 Snapdragon 801 and Galaxy S5 Octa-Core. The Octa-core version packs a Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa chip with 8-cores CPU, the other variant packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 Quad-core (4-cores) CPU. We have the AnTuTu benchmark test results of both models.
The Galaxy S5 Octa-core scored over 38K, while the S801 model scored 36K. With the Galaxy S4 generation. The Exynos 5 Octa version of the Galaxy S5 have a lead, especially in the CPU department, 2,000 points is not a major different but you can feel the performance different between both Models.
OnePlus start-up posted a comparison between its upcoming flagship OnePlus One and the Best Android Smartphones on the market currently the Samsung Galaxy S5. The comparison Infographic showing the difference between the two smartphones in CPU, RAM, Camera type, Battery, Display, UI and finally price.
The OnePlus One device wins many points over the S5, like in the Ram (3GB), display type and size (5.5" IPS), Battery (3100mAh + power saving technology) and also in the User Interface as the OnePlus One use CyanogenMod 11S while the S5 using TouchWiz UI. The Price different between both devices is BIG $699 to $400.
Which is Better in your Opinion ?
Both Apple and Samsung latest flagship devices pack a Fingerprint Scanner on their home button. Apple introduced fingerprint-scanning technology on the iPhone5S (Touch ID) scanner then Samsung included the same technology on its Galaxy S5 home button.
The iPhone requires you to place your finger on the Touch ID button, while Samsung asks that you swipe your finger, starting above the home button and moving almost directly through the center of it. And while Apple's software suit takes into account unlocking via different angles, Samsung's is sticking to the centered approach.
The Video below compares both device's Unlock Methods.
Today, Samsung released an Update to its flagship device Galaxy S5. The update is available to all S5 users globally and its about 30MB in size. The change-log is not big as its a performance and stability update.
The new software version is XXU1ANCE, all device features remain unchanged. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, go to About -> Updates to download the update now.