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Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: Smartphone, Smartwatches Arrive in India April 11

Mar 27, 2014 03:36 PM EDT | By Justin Stock
Samsung Galaxy S5 with Waterproof Design
Consumers can accompany their Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with a smart watch.(Photo : Twiiter Photo Section)

Samsung Electronics arrives in India for prices ranging from 51,000 and 53,000 rupees beginning April 11 The Hindu Business Line reported Thursday.

"The Galaxy S5 has been created to maximize consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability and an iconic design," Vineet Taneja, Country Head, IT and Mobile Division at Samsung India told The Business Line.

The Galaxy S5 is equipped with an 18 megapixel camera, with 16 on its back screen and two on its front lens, operates on Android's 4.4.2 kit kat with two gigabytes of random access memory or RAM, and 16 gigabytes of internal memory The Business Line reported.

The phones personal fitness tracker allows exercisers to keep tallies on their diet and exercise information, and gauge their heart rate using a pre-installed heart rate sensor.

Consumers can also expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to have waterproof capabilities, similar to its previous version, Galaxy s4, which did so under the name Active The Liberty Voice reported. The phone was also bigger, and more dense than the s5 is expected to be.

The Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, and Galaxy Gear Fit smart watches will accompany the smartphone.

These devices can also make calls and transmit text messages when users utilize it with a Samsung galaxy smartphone the press release reported.

The watches also handle automatic notifications, and music capabilities that allow consumers to hear songs via the smartphone.

One new change is the re-location of the two megapixel camera on the Gear 2 to the front of the watch.

The Gear 2 will cost will go for 21,900 rupees with the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit slated for 15,900 rupees a piece.

The gadgets can handle dust if and when users go for a hike, and fend off water if they are at the beach. Consumers can also measure their heart rate.

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