Rumored specs turned out to be wildly inaccurate

Samsung just pulled the wraps off its follow-up to the incredibly popular Galaxy S4: the Galaxy S5.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy S5 isn’t quite as spectacular as the rumored specs lead us to believe. Instead of a 2560x1440 display, the Galaxy S5 carries on with a 1080p Super AMOLED display, albeit now measuring 5.1”. Taking a cue from Apple, the Galaxy S5 incorporates a fingerprint scanner right into the Home button (the home button is flanked by a pair of capacitive keys). The fingerprint scanner can unlock the smartphone and also be used to authenticate purchases through a partnership with PayPal.
For those hoping for a metal body this time around (a la the iPhone 5S or HTC One), you’ll again be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 still carries a primarily dimpled plastic backing. But while the heavy use of plastic may be a downer for some, it should be noted that the Galaxy S5 gains IP67-rated water and dust resistance (the phone can be submerged up to one meter for up to 30 minutes).

The Galaxy S5 has a few more tricks up its sleeve including a heart rate monitor, 16MP camera with 4K recording and HDR processing capabilities, and a 2MP camera gracing the front. Processor-wise, the smartphone is equipped with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. A larger 2800 mAh battery promises 20 percent greater battery life for those that can’t readily reach a wall outlet to plug a cable into the new USB 3.0 charging/sync port.

Other features include 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-FI, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE (Category 4). Storage capacities are 16GB or 32GB, and storage can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 64GB).
The Galaxy S5 this time around will be offered in black, blue, gold, and white. The Galaxy S5 will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat when it launches this April on all major U.S. carriers.

Source: Samsung

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