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Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Keeping up with the theme: The Galaxy S5 comes with a heart-rate monitor.
BARCELONA: Electronics giant Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone and matching smartwatches at its Unpacked Episode 5 event.
The Galaxy S5 was designed to fulfil customer demand for a more durable smartphone built for an active lifestyle with faster wireless network connectivity and a better camera, said Samsung president and chief executive officer JK Shin.
As such, the slick Galaxy S5 is splashproof and dustproof, and supports all the major next-generation LTE networks and has faster WiFi for a better surfing experience.
In keeping with its active lifestyle theme, the smartphone comes with a heart-rate monitor at the back of the device.
The Galaxy S5 also features a fingerprint scanner built into the home button, allowing the user to not just unlock the phone, but also use it for authentication to make payments via services like PayPal.
Samsung also unveiled three new Gear smartwatches – the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.
While the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are evolutions of the smartwatch launched last year, the Gear Fit features a narrower, curved touchscreen and comes with a built-in heart rate sensor as well.
Although the Galaxy S5 is expected to be released worldwide only in April, many Malaysians can’t wait to get hold of it.
Tuition teacher Ooi Mo Han, 28, said he doesn’t mind answering the phone in the shower as water won’t be an issue with the Galaxy S5.
“The heart rate monitor hits the spot for me as I’m a heart patient and it would be helpful for me to measure my heart rate from time to time,” he said.
For management associate Michelle Ni, 24, the extra large battery is crucial as smartphones are getting more and more power-hungry.
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