Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom specs surface in benchmark report

We've yet to see anything official from Samsung regarding the Galaxy S5 Zoom, however a good picture of the device is beginning to surface. We saw the actual (leaked) image yesterday, and some specs have leaked in the past. Today we are getting another look at the specs, which come courtesy of an AuTuTu benchmark report.

Verizon Galaxy S5 now available for pre-order

Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders have arrived with Verizon Wireless. The carrier opened the pre-orders this morning, and perhaps more important for some -- this means the pricing and availability date has been confirmed. The handset will begin shipping on April 11th, and it sits priced at $199.99 on a new two-year agreement.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has best screen, battery life in testing

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might appear to us a very slight upgrade, but it also may have just proved itself more than worthy in testing. When it comes to screen quality and battery life, the Galaxy S5 is tops. In separate tests, battery life on the S5 was shown to be better than other devices, and both screen resolution and color reproduction are touted as best in class.

Carriers ignore release date, sell Galaxy S5 in South Korea

A few days ago, we reported on several South Korean carriers being forced into a blackout period for new device sales. Three carriers were found to be willfully breaking a rule on subsidies, wherein a carrier can’t subsidize a device more than $250. Rather than issue a fine, regulators stopped them from selling phones instead — with the Galaxy S5 being launched in the middle of their blackout. It didn’t work.

HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: comparing the specs

The HTC and Samsung flagship devices have both been unveiled. Naturally, we are talking about the One (M8) and the Galaxy S5. The former was detailed earlier this morning, and we saw details of the latter earlier in the month, during Mobile World Congress. We still need to get each of these devices in for an extended testing session to get all the answers, but for now we can look towards the specs for some of the answers.

South Korean carriers face bans when Galaxy S5 launches April 11

An odd bit of news has come out of South Korea today, where it seems some major carriers won’t be able to take advantage of selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 on launch. The Government has wrist-slapped SK Telecom, LG U+, and Korea Telecom, banning them for several weeks during and around the launch of the device. Oddly enough, banning them may prevent a repeat of their original offense.