We are now publishing these unboxing and handset shots of the 2013 S4 successor, showing all its key features.
They cover its design, specs, software capabilities and more.
The S5 comes with a 5.1-inch full high definition, 1,920 x 1,080, display – a slight increase to the S4′s 5-inch FHD screen.
It measures 142mm tall, 72.5mm wide, with a thinness of 8.1mm – weighing in at 145grams.
Built-in to the home screen button is a fingerprint scanner, for unlocking the mobile; adding security to PayPal payments, and keeping parts of the phone private – such as apps or pics.
On the rear, is a 16-megapixel camera, increased from the S4′s 16MP snapper.
It also has a heart rate monitor, located under the camera.
Above, is all the retail box contents, which include the phone, quick start guide, USB lead and power adaptor, plus a set of in-ear phones.
This is a phone that is powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, with 2GB of RAM; 16GB of internal storage, plus support for 128GB microSD cards.
The S5 also features a new layout to the S Heath app, showing steps taken, calories burnt and more.
This also displays the heart rate of the user, with its new hardware (see above).
Thanks to the new CPU, 4K or UltraHD video recording is possible with the mobile phone – where this footage is natively viewable, on 4K TVs.
On top, is the new option screen to the camera functions, these are along the lines of selective focus and HDR improvements.
The former allows the refocusing of subjects in a shot, after it has been taken, while HDR now combines the three HDR shots of the S4 – into one.
Other notable additions to the Samsung Galaxy S5 are the inclusion of a download booster, plus the built in scanner.
The first, can combine both 4G and a Wi-Fi signal, to increase download speeds.
S5′s home button houses a finger prince scanner, used for unlocking the handset, adding security to PayPal purchases, among other functions.
This pic notes the ultra-power saving mode, offering 5.8days on standby, with 47 per cent battery life.
That is achieved by putting the phone in a black and white mode, offering access to a limited amount of apps (customisable).
These two highlight the phone is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, while below, is the mobile under a running tap – showing its waterproof capability.
The trio of pics show the news aggregator on the phone, similar to HTC’s BlinkFeed; following that, are the apps menus, with all the pre-installed software.
Lastly, is the S5 (on the left) compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4, and below, the HTC One (M8) – with Omio, running from the browser.