We've been hearing rumors about the Galaxy S5 Zoom, and a leak from back in March brought details about how the handset could launch with a 19MP camera. More important for today though, it seems we may be getting a first look at the handset.
Samsung has been boasting about the IP67 rating of its Galaxy S5 flagship. Aside from the obvious water and dust proof features, nowhere is this property of the device more felt than in this teardown that took well over an hour.
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.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 during Mobile World Congress. We saw plenty of features announced during the Unpacked event, and have even see some since. Today brings another, and it looks like this one may be good for those with both a Galaxy Gear, and a baby. Yes, as in a living, breathing little human.
Samsung's high-profile flagship is barely out the market and already it has been rooted. XDA Senior Recognized Developer ChainFire has now even provided a version of his CF-Root image to let users gain root access to their soon to be Galaxy S5 smartphones.
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.
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.
Some of the US carriers may have begun accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 last week, however T-Mobile choose to hold things back till today, March 24th. The good news though, T-Mobile has opened those pre-orders both in-store and online and the handset can be grabbed for $0 down. The Galaxy S5 will not be arriving until April 11th, however T-Mobile is pushing for pre-orders by the end of the month.
Radio Shack has pre-orders available for the Galaxy S5, and while their $50 discount may be appealing for some -- it seems Best Buy may have a trick up their sleeves. Beginning today, March 21st, Best Buy will have the Galaxy S5 available in select locations for an early preview. That said, a call to your local Best Buy may be in order before you make the drive.