As expected, Samsung has taken advantage of the ongoing Mobile World Congress to announce its next flagship, the Galaxy S5. Also as expected, it boasts some impressive specs, and based on the series’ history, it could very-well become the next “ultimate” Android smartphone.
The S5 will be a 5.1-inch device, equipped with a similar 1080p AMOLED display as the S4. It’ll include a 2.5GHz quad-core SoC (Snapdragon 805), 2GB of RAM, an 18 megapixel camera at the rear (up from 13), a 2 megapixel camera at the front, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 802.11a~ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, a microSD slot, and the latest version of Android, 4.4.2 “KitKat” – oh, and a fingerprint reader, following in the footsteps of Apple’s iPhone 5S.
Samsung’s using June as the S5’s launching month, and it’s set to cost $699. If you’re willing to splurge another $100, you’ll be able to get the S5i, which will feature a metal chassis.