Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition Teased Online; Tipped to Launch in May

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By Rohit KVN | April 25, 2014 3:24 PM EST

Samsung has officially begun teasing the new Galaxy S5 variant Crystal edition, which is reportedly making its debut as early as next month.

The new 12-second clip posted in the official YouTube channel shows the Galaxy S5's rear-side draped with shiny Swarovski crystals, which the technology blog, Sammy Hub claims will debut initially in the home market, South Korea in May.

Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled in late February and despite featuring value based specifications; the phone's perforated back-cover was an eyesore for critics and fans alike. Some went on to troll the rear-case by comparing images of phone with the gauzed band-aid. Now, Crystal Edition is set to add glamour quotient to Galaxy S5.

It has to be noted this variant is not Samsung's rumored Galaxy S5 Prime model, which is said to boast 2K (2560x1440p) resolution display.

The upcoming phone's specification will remain same as seen in the regular Galaxy S5 but the addition of expensive Swarovski crystals is certain to shoot up the price.

Samsung Galaxy S5 sports 5.1-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED screen with pixel density of 440 ppi (pixels per inch) and run on the Android's latest v4.4.2 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz UI, backed by 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage (expandable up to128GB).

As of now, there is no word whether the Galaxy S5 Crystal edition variant would be made available in other global markets other than South Korea.

Check out the official Samsung Mobile Korea video showing Galaxy S5 Crystal model:

 

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:

Model

Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield

pixel density of 440 ppi (pixels per inch)

OS

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz UI

Processor

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

In  India, it will be packing Adinos Prime 2 processor (1.9GHz quad-cores + 1.3GHz quad-cores+ XMM6360)

GPU

Adreno 330 (Snapdragon variant)

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 ,

New variant: Crystal Editon is said to debut in South Korean initially in May

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(Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea)
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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