Samsung Galaxy S5 Launched in India; Price, Availability Details

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By Rohit KVN | March 27, 2014 8:28 PM EST

Consumer electronics giant, Samsung India officially launched the company's 2014 flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 at a glitzy event in New Delhi.

The company has announced that the new Galaxy S5 can be pre-booked starting today at select authorized shops and on the company's official eStore for 1,500. The company official refrained from disclosing the final-price, but hinted that the marquee phone would be priced more than ₹51,000 but within the range of ₹53,000, some media reports said.

[Update: Samsung to open pre-booking window for Galaxy S5 from 29 March]

Samsung 2014 smartphone Galaxy S5's marquee features include finger-print sensor (on home buttonoemhome), water-and-dust resistant body (IP67 certifications), heart-rate monitor (below camera module), Octa-core Exynos Processor -1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core (in India), download boaster, fifth generation Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2x2)) faster wireless data transfer and 0.3-second superfast auto-focus camera feature.

Apart from Galaxy S5, Samsung also showcased the companion devices Gear 2 series smartwatch and the smart-fitness band Gear Fit.

Samsung Gear 2 sports a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320x320p resolution and runs on Samsung's proprietary Tizen operating system powered by 1.0-GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory.

Other notable features include 2.0-megapixel camera in the smartwatch module (an improvement over its predecessor which had camera in the strap), dust and water-resistant IP67 certifications, control TV (featuring IrLED sensor) and offer personal fitness coaching via value-added applications like Exercise (comes with Standalone mode and Companion mode), Pedometer along with Heart Rate sensor, Sleep and Stress app (needs to be downloaded separately).

On the other hand, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo packs pretty much the same specifications seen inside the Gear 2 sans a one key feature - camera.

Gear Fit flaunts a 1.84 curved Super AMOLED screen with 432x128p resolutions and boasts of HeartRate sensor and fitness related applications such as Pedometer, Exercise app, HeartRate monitor, sleep, Stopwatch, Timer, Notifications (SNS, Call, E-mail, Apps), schedule, Smart Relay, Media Control and water-and-dust resistant IP67 certification.

The second generation Samsung smartwatch Gear 2 will be retailed for ₹21,900, while the economic variant Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit will have the same price-tag of ₹15,900. All the devices including Galaxy S5 are slated to hit stores across India on 11 April.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:

Model

Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution having pixel density of 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch)

OS

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz UI

Processor

In  India, it will be packing Octa-core Exynos Processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core )

International variant: 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU (chipset: MSM8974AC)

RAM

2GB

Storage capacity

16GB/32GB , expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card

Camera

Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with HDR, fast (0.3-second) auto-focus (world's fastest), 4K video recording 

Front: 2.1-megapixel camera with full HD video recording

Battery

2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode

Talk time: up to 21 hours

Standby mode: 390 hours

Network

LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Connectivity

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2x2)),  Bluetooth v4.0 BLE/ANT+, NFC, IR Remote

Add-ons

Water-proof and dust-resistant IP67 certification, finger print based biometric technology, Kids mode, Private mode, Download booster, S Health v3.0,

Dimensions

142.5 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

145 g

Colors

Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold

Price

Expected to be between ₹51,000 and ₹53,000


Specifications of Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo:

Model

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Display

1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320x320p resolutions

OS/ interface

Tizen based wearable platform

Processor

1.0GHz dual-core processor

RAM

512MB RAM

Memory

4GB

Camera

Gear 2: 2.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature

Gear 2 Neo: Not available

Battery

300 mAh;

Normal usage: 2-3 days

Low usage: up to 6 days

Fitness features

Heart Rate sensor, Pedometer, Sleep & Stress app (needs to be downloaded separately), Exercise (with Standalone mode and Companion mode)

Add-ons

Bluetooth call, Camera, Notification (SMS, E-Mail, Apps), dust and water resistant IP67 certifications, Noise cancellation, media controller, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Dust and water resistant IP67 certifications, Noise cancellation

Dimensions

Gear 2: 36.9 x 58.4 x 10.0 mm

Gear 2 Neo: 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0 mm

Weight

Gear 2: 68 g

Gear 2 Neo: 55 g

Colors (Changeable straps)

Gear 2: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange

Gear 2 Neo: Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

Price

Gear 2: ₹21,900

Gear 2 Neo: ₹15,900

Key specifications of Samsung Gear Fit:

Model

Samsung Gear Fit

Display

1.84 curved Super AMOLED screen with 432x128p resolutions

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, HeartRate

Applications

Pedometer, Exercise app, HeartRate monitor, sleep, Stopwatch, Timer, Notifications (SNS, Call,E-mail, Apps), schedule, Smart Relay, Media Control

Add-ons

IP67 dust and water resistant, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, Changeable strap

Battery

210 mAh;

Typical usage: 3 to 4 days

Low usage: close to 5 days

Dimensions

23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm

Weight

27g

Price

₹15,900

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