After much rumors and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Boasting a zippy quad-core 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5.1-inch AMOLED display, 16-megapixel camera, and a fingerprint scanner. Continue reading for a video, hands-on pictures and more information.

According to, “Samsung has fitted the S5 with a fingerprint scanner, which serves three main purposes. First, it can swiftly unlock the phone, which works much like the Touch ID sensor on Apple’s iPhone 5s (albeit a little less snappy – but it’s much more accurate than the HTC One Max’s scanner). The second function is instant online mobile payments via PayPal integration, and the third is to protect important documents with a Private Mode that’s unlocked by your fingerprint. Round the back, there’s a heartrate sensor – the first ever seen on a smartphone, designed to play nice with Samsung’s revised S Health app.”


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