Samsung Unpacked – Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Are Official

Samsung announced the Galaxy S 5 and Gear Fit models at their Unpacked event today. Here are more details on the flagship phone and fitness tracker.

The day is finally here and we got pretty much what we expected and even a little bit more. Samsung officially announced their next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 5.


They didn’t stop there. They gave more details on the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and even introduced the Samsung Gear Fit. Yeah it’s a lot to take in. Here’s some details on the devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Smartphone Specs:

Display: 5.1 inch  Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Cameras: 16 Megapixel rear-facing camera  / 2 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: 2.5 Ghz Quad-Core Processor/ 2 GB RAM
Memory: 16 GB / 32 GB Internal Memory with expansion slot
Battery: 2,800 mAh removable battery
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi / IR Remote / USB 3.0 / NFC
OS: Android KitKat 4.4.2
Price: N/A (Available April 2014)
Features: IP67 Water-resistant and dust proof

The Galaxy S 5 doesn’t have too many upgrades. The most notable upgrades are the faster processor, longer battery life, it’s now water-resistant and dust proof. It also charges through a USB 3.0 port and has a fingerprint scanner to measure heart-rate along with a few other health options.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Official Press Release

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The Galaxy S5 combines an advanced camera, the fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and 

enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected in style.

Capture the moments that matter
Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important smartphone features today. The new Galaxy S5 offers superior camera functionality, featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos.

The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproduce natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances. Also new Selective Focus feature allows users to 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 (DOF) effect.

The Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and supporting the large number of LTE frequency with LTE Category 4 standard. 

The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure,
biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.

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Samsung Gear Fit Specs

Samsung’s Gear Fit was the product that (I feel) garnered the most praise and shock at Unpacked. While many were suspecting the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, the fitness tracker band on its own wasn’t really talked about. The Gear Fit seemed to have all of the features many want in a fitness tracker. The interface was pretty smooth and you can change the straps on the Gear Fit. More from the press release below:

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Display: 1.84” Curved Super AMOLED (432×128)
Cameras: NONE
Memory: NONE
Battery: Standard Battery 210mAh  (Typical Usage 3~4 days, Low Usage up to 5 days)
Connectivity : Bluetooth® v4.0 LE
Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, Heart Rate
Features: Notifications (SNS, Call, E-mail, Apps), Schedule, Smart Relay, Media Controller
Fitness Features: Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer

Gear Fit Press Release

The ultimate modern fitness solution
The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display. It provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping consumers up to date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, 3rd party apps while consumers are on the move so they can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey will let users express their individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match their outfit or mood for any type of activity.

The sleek new Samsung Gear Fit provides the superior connectivity benefits of Samsung wearable
technology with a custom, real time fitness coaching to provide unique, personalized advice and workout recommendations.