Samsung Unveils GALAXY S5, Designed for What Matters Most

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Aug. 28, 2014 - PRLog -- JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – August 28, 2014 - Samsung Electronics announced the fifth generation of the GALAXY S series, the Galaxy S5, designed for what matters most to consumers. The new GALAXY S5 offers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use.

“The GALAXY S5 exemplifies Samsung’s commitment to “people-inspired innovation,” said Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “The GALAXY S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features, offering consumers mobile tools that enable them to effortlessly take control of their lives.”

The GALAXY S5 combines an advanced camera, fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected, in style.

Tap into the fastest connections

The GALAXY S5 features the most advancedLTE experience and Wi-Fiperformance available today, ensuring blazing fast data speeds for unrivaled media consumption and productivity.

It supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2X2 MIMO andthe large number of LTE frequencies, with LTE Category 4 as standard. For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the GALAXY S5 now features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for enhancing data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously. GALAXY S5 will help ensure that consumers have the fastest available connection, regardless of where they are.

Be more fit and active

With the improved S Health 3.0, the new GALAXY S5 offers more tools to help you stay fit and healthy. It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to monitor and manage behaviour, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records and a new built-in heart rate monitor. GALAXY S5 can further be personalised with an enriched third party application ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation GEAR products for real-time fitness coaching.

Express modern, glam look

The GALAXY S5 blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests. It features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look. Its new sleek, contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colours, including charcoal black, shimmery white and electric blue, to complement the style of the individual consumer.

Essential device protection

The GALAXY S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimise the battery consumption.

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Endorsement by Mobile Operators:

Yves Maitre, Executive Vice President, Connected Objects and Partnerships, Orange

“The S5 will deliver some of the industry’s most exciting new features and innovations, and we believe that combined with the strength and quality of our LTE network across Europe, our long standing partnership with Samsung will continue to optimise the way our consumers access their favourite digital content and service. We’re excited to work with Samsung again to deliver this latest wave of innovation into the hands of our customers.”

Christan Stangier, SVP P&I Mobile Terminals, Deutsche Telekom

“For Years, Samsung has been a Key Partner for Deutsche Telekom to develop and introduce new technologies like LTE Cat4 and NFC for mobile Payment.”

Neil Jones, Director of Global Devices and Applications, Hutchison Whampoa

“Hutchison is delighted to be partnering with Samsung to bring their exciting new flagship handset to market. The elegant design and innovative new features will help drive Samsung’s continued success in the smartphone arena.”

Francisco Montalvo, Group Devices Director, Telefónica

“We are living a time where digital communication is becoming one of the most powerful ways to transform some of the society's biggest challenges and creating new possibilities for everyone. In this new journey, we are working together with key partners such as Samsung to bring the benefits of the digital world to our customers. We are therefore pleased to bring the best technology and latest mobile devices from Samsung, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, to our customers across all our markets.”

Patrick Chomet, Director Terminals Vodafone Group Services

“The Samsung S5 is an exceptional smartphone with a stunning display, outstanding features and innovative camera. We’re looking forward to offering the S5 with our popular RED plans, giving customers a formidable combination of ultra-fast access to videos, music and apps on our 3G and 4G network coupled with the benefits of a range of Vodafone services, such as Message +, Vodafone Cloud, Vodafone Wallet, Contacts and mCare.”

Samsung Galaxy S5 Product Specifications:


LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)


5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)


2.5GHz Quad core application processor


Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)


16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)


UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilisation

Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC




HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More



IP67 Dust and water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Download Booster

S Health 3.0

Quick Connect

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube


Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)

Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+

USB: USB 3.0


IR Remote


Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor



Internal Memory: 16/32GB

microSD slot up to 128G


142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g



Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

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