Samsung announces 5.1-inch, water-resistant Galaxy S5 smartphone


Gigaom

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is the Galaxy S5, a 5.1-inch, water-resistant smartphone with a fingerprint scanner embedded in its home button that was announced Monday at Mobile World Congress.

Physically, the Galaxy S5 doesn’t stray too far from the classic Galaxy S design. The phone features a 5.1-inch screen, up from 5 inches on the Galaxy S4. And unlike the “2k” display that was expected, the device features 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Despite the familiar look, the Galaxy S5 is no slouch in the hardware department. It’s powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It also features a 2,800mAh battery, which Samsung estimates should provide up to 12 hours of video playback or 10 hours of Web browsing over LTE. There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the back of the phone, which Samsung claims offers the world’s fastest autofocus up to 0.3 seconds. It can also record 4K…

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