s5It was pomp and colour on Thursday night as Samsung unveiled its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The new phone offers consumers a refined experience through innovation of essential features such as design, camera, connectivity, fitness and protection.
“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said Mr. Robert Ngeru, VP and COO of Samsung East Africa Ltd. “Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate Smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”
The Galaxy S5 boasts a sleek new curved design with a large screen, a metallic frame, a wide range of modern colors, and finishing choices which reflect the current styles and trends worldwide.
The S5 comes with a 5.1” full HD super AMOLED screen – an improvement from the S4.
Here are its full specs.

Network

LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display

5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

AP

2.5GHz Quad core application processor

OS

Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

Camera

16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)

Video

[email protected], HDR, video stabilization
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

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera

Features

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

Additional

Features

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

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE/ ANT+
USB: USB 3.0
NFC
IR Remote

Sensor

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

Memory

RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128G

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

Battery

2800mAh
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

Also unveiled on Thursday was the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear fit, it’s newest wearable devices. The Gear Fit is the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device.
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It is mainly targeting those whose lifestyle involves working out and style.
Consumers who buy a Galaxy S5 will receive Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) assurance for up to two years. Any kind of damage in the first year is entitled to a free swap for another Galaxy S5, or a free repair twice in the year. In total, up to 4 free repairs are provided in the two years.
The Galaxy S5 also comes preloaded with some premium apps, including Bloomberg, Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, Run Keeper, Workout Trainer, Dropbox, Bitcasa, Evernote and blurb. Some of the local apps included are Kenya Law Reports and ekitabu ebooks.
The value of all this apps is $600.
The device is now available across the country for KSh 74,999.