Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S5 Offers Sweeping Improvements

At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung took the lid off what is bound to be the next best-selling smartphone in its blockbuster Galaxy S series. The company said its Galaxy S5 is designed for what matters most to consumers and offers a EUrefined experienceEU with innovations that are essential for daily use.

The Galaxy S5 comes equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 2.5 GHz quad core application processor and runs on Android 4.4.2, also known as KitKat. ThereEUs a 16-megapixel camera at the rear and a 2-megapixel camera on the front, along with high-definition-capable video.

EUWith the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,EU said JK Shin, president and head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. EUConsumers 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.EU

Focusing on Photography

As Samsung sees it, capturing and saving memories is one of the most important smartphone features today. With that revelation, the company said its Galaxy S5 offers EUsuperior camera functionality.EU The 16-megapixel camera offers a new menu and user interface that allow consumers to take, edit and share photos more easily.

The Galaxy S5 also boasts autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds. The High Dynamic Range (HDR) promises to reproduce natural light and color with intensity under any lighting circumstances. Meanwhile, a new Selective Focus feature lets users focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field effect.

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