Samsung unveils latest Galaxy S5 smartphone

SAMSUNG has unveiled its latest Galaxy S5 smartphone device, its answer to Apple’s iPhone 5S.

The new smartphone was revealed at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, and so far the reactions have been positive.

The new device features a 5.1-inch full-HD screen, 16-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor and either 16GB or 32GB of storage.


According to the Sam Mobile website, the implementation of the fingerprint sensor into the home button of the Galaxy S5 is great.

“You can unlock your device with the fingerprint sensor, pay for your things via PayPal, sign into websites, encrypt personal files and apps using Private Mode and open desired applications using one of your assigned fingerprint,” the website report reads.

Samsung is also going big with fitness and have re-designed their S Health application to include additional tools such as a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.

The design of the Galaxy S5 has a new textured polycarbonate rear that comes in four colours – Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is due for worldwide release on April 11.