Samsung Unveils GALAXY S5, Designed for What Matters Most
5th generation GALAXY S redefines how technology innovation enhances our lives
Samsung Electronics announced the local availability of the fifth generation GALAXY S series, the GALAXY S5, designed for what matters most to consumers. The new GALAXY S5 offers a refined experience with innovation and essential features for everyday 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.
Capture the moments that matter
Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important smartphone features. The new GALAXY S5 offers superior camera functionality, featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to easily take, edit and share photos.
The GALAXY S5 delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the real time High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproducing natural light and colour with striking intensity at any circumstances. The new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect is no longer required, a feature typically found on DSLR cameras.
Tap into the fastest connections
The GALAXY S5 LTE version, model G900F, features the most advanced LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance available today, ensuring blazing fast data speeds for unrivaled media consumption and productivity. It supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2X2 MIMO and the 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 dust and water resistant and IP67 rated. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and replacing traditional passwords and offers access to Private Mode. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimise the battery consumption.
ADH Premium Warranty
The ADH Premium covers two claims over the 24 month warranty period, including water or screen damage repairs. An additional Smart Swop or Smart Pick-up service is also included for an improved customer experience. Smart Swop is an elite benefit for GALAXY S5 consumers which allow users to receive a loan device while their smartphone is being repaired. What’s more, Smart Pick-up is a door-to-door solution, meaning the original device will be collected and returned to the consumer anywhere in South Africa.
Samsung also launched the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit alongside the Galaxy S5. You can find the press releases for each of the devices below:
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will carry a recommended retail price of R10,299. The Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit will be sold for R4,299 and R2,999, respectively. Product bundling will be available via retailers and network operators.