BARCELONA, Spain -- The Galaxy S5 may be Samsung's flashiest device of the year, but it won't be the only important one.
The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its newest flagship phone with all -- or at least most -- of the bells and whistles that consumers have come to expect. The device, with a fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor, is sure to attract plenty of buyers in developed markets like the US and Western Europe. However, it's the cheaper smartphones for emerging regions that could really make a big difference for Samsung this year.… Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an anticipated follow-up to the what the manufacturer toted as "The Next Best Thing" for months. While it's not a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer, it does offer a few fresh high-end features to set it apart from the rest.
Amongst the notable new perks are a fingerprint scanner and new dashboard with heart-rate monitor. The improved camera also boasts some new tricks, like HDR video and selective focusing..
Samsung fans will be able to buy Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 on April 11, the company announced Monday.
The phone, along with Samsung's new Gear devices, will be available in nearly 150 countries in April, Samsung Vice President of European Telecom Operations Jean-Daniel Ayme said onstage at Mobile World Congress.
Wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint said earlier that they will start offering the smartphone in April, but didn't reveal details on price and availability. Both carriers promised more information in "the coming weeks," according to press releases sent out Monday.
AT&T also confirmed … Read more
Monday morning, at a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung finally took the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S5, its newest flagship smartphone.
Though it's not the major overhaul from the Galaxy S4 that we expected, the shiny new phone sports a sharp and bright 5.1-inch screen, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 16-megapixel camera. The device is also waterproof, inspired by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from 2013, and comes with a new fingerprint scanner similar to the iPhone 5S.
Samsung also gave the S5 a heart rate monitor, which … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Metal body design? Nope. Eye-wateringly crisp 2K+ display? Nuh-uh. Overhauled Android interface? Only a little.
After all the rumors and hype, the Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed with much fanfare at Mobile World Congress on Monday is more an iteration on the Galaxy S line than the fresh, whiz-bang package we'd all come to hope for and even expect.
Yes, it has a fingerprint scanner, and a heart rate sensor, too, not to mention Android 4.4 KitKat and a roster of muscular specs. From what I've seen, the Galaxy S5 shapes up to be an … Read more
Samsung released its Galaxy Gear smartwatch just five months ago, and now it's intent on shelving that unit for not one, but two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Alongside the refreshed smartwatch lineup is the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a 1.84-inch full-color screen that rounds out Samsung's continually aggressive and fast-moving push into wearables. All three devices will go on sale April 11, the company announced Monday.
The Gear 2 was announced over the weekend, but to refresh, Samsung is ditching Android in favor of its custom Tizen OS, previously only … Read more
It isn't everything the rumors promised, but Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S5 smartphone on Monday, touting faster data connections, a bigger display, an improved camera, and a built-in fingerprint sensor.
The phone has a 5.1-inch display HD screen and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a bunch of bells and whistles that are supposed to improve the experience of taking and viewing images, according to Samsung. The company revealed the latest iteration of its flagship phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. No details on pricing and availability yet, but follow along in our live blog to find out … Read more
Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S5 at a press event later on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and to whet our appetites, one Twitter account is showing off some images.
A Twitter account going by the name @SaudiAndroid has leaked several images of what it claims is the new Galaxy S5. Judging by the pictures, the device is slightly taller than the Galaxy S4 and appears to have a bigger screen. And although it still … Read more
The Santa Clara, Calif., chipmaker is close to signing a deal with Samsung to provide LTE chips for one of the variations of the Galaxy S5 that will hit the market in the coming months, an Intel spokesman told CNET.
Hermann Eul, head of Intel's mobile chip business, had originally told CNET that his company would supply LTE chips for some models of the GS5. He had declined to provide further details about the chip or where those particular … Read more