Samsung Introduces Its Heart-Rate-Monitoring, Fingerprint-Scanning Galaxy S5 Smartphone
The fifth generation of the bestselling Samsung Galaxy phone line made its debut Monday at Samsung's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. After weeks of speculation on what to expect with Samsung's latest mobile option, the public got its first look at the strikingly different aesthetic of the S5 — a perforated pattern back plate that's a step away from the basic flat, glossy casings consumers are now accustomed to with smartphones.
The water-resistant phone added a bit of wearable tech ingenuity to the typical mobile scene with fitness additions and compatibility to Samsung's new line of Gear 2 smartwatches and Gear Fit health trackers. Available on T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and AT&T in the US on April 11, the S5 comes in blue, white, black, and copper colors.
Read on for details on Samsung's next best thing.