Samsung Mobile releases Galaxy S5 in South Africa.
On Thursday 09 April 2014, Samsung Mobile South Africa hosted an event at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium for the release of their new flagship mobile device, the Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone was released along with two new wristwatches named the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Neo 2.
The next in line of Samsung’s galaxy range was revealed to a list of 500 private, pre-selected South African journalists, where the press conference introduced them to the new devices from the worlds leading mobile company.
The Samsung galaxy S5 has had many new upgrades from the previous model. The new phone runs off Android 4.4.2 software (also known as it’s popular nickname after the chocolate brand – “KitKat”). While the camera has been upgraded to 16 megapixels, with many new features such as HDR model, depth of field selection and many other features that mimic some of the most powerful DSLR cameras on the market today.
The Galaxy S5 has been incorporated with IP67 technology within the device. With IP67 technology, the smartphone can be submerged in water (up to one meter deep) for 30 minutes without any damage to its hardware and internals, also allowing the device to get covered in substances such as dust and still remain in perfect working order. “You can get the S5 device in more than our two standard colours.” said director of mobile communications, Craige Fleischer.
The Galaxy gear 2 wristwatch comes built in with a heart rate monitor and the ability to answer calls, reply to texts, change music tracks and take photos with the built in camera. The neo 2 watch is built specifically for sports and fitness users with a built in heart rate monitor, pedometer, calorie counter and music player. Both wristwatches have the ability to change straps for a users personal preference.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Neo 2 will be coming to all South African mobile operators within the month of April and will be available in normal 3G and the faster LTE speed devices, that consumers can choose between for the recommended retail price of R10299.00.