Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit launched in India
Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S5 in India at an event in New Delhi. In addition to the flagship, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit has also been announced by Samsung. The Galaxy S5 will be priced around Rs.52,000 while the wearable devices will start from Rs.15,900.
Samsung didn’t reveal the price at the time of launch, but has earlier stated that the Galaxy S5 will be priced between Rs.51,000 to Rs.53,000. We had earlier reported that Samsung will launch Galaxy S5 will be launched in March end. Samsung had earlier officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 in MWC 2014, Barcelona. Buyers can pre-book the Galaxy S5 from Samsung stores. The flagship will be available from March 11, Samsung has confirmed.
The variant which will be available in India has the Octa core Exynos 5 5422 processor, which has four 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 chipset with 16 GB internal memory. The detailed specifications of the Galaxy S5 can be viewed here.
The wearable smartwatches, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit run on Samsung’s own open source OS, Tizen. As these devices aren’t running Android, the word Galaxy has been dropped and they are now only Samsung Gears.
The Gear 2 comes with 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display with 320×320 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor coupled with a 512 MB of RAM. It has 2 MP camera which is capable of recording full HD videos at resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It has 4 GB of internal memory and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth v4.0 Low Energy support which takes less amount of battery. Running on a 300 mAh battery, it can last upto 2-3 days on single charge. The Gear 2 weighs 68 grams and is priced at Rs.21,900. The Gear 2 Neo is almost the same as Gear 2 excluding camera. Gear 2 Neo doesn’t come with a camera.
As the name suggests, the Gear Fit is health oriented smartwatch. The Gear Fit comes with curved 1.84 inch Super AMOLED display. It has a heart rate sensor which will detect your heart beats and vibrate if your heart beat drops below the specified limit. In addition to this, it also has a smartwatch and timer. It also has IP67 certification, which means that the smartwatch is water proof and dust proof, which is really a good point considering the fact that it is aimed at fitness. Gear Fit can get alerts for Calls, SMS, e-mails. It is powered by a 210 mAh battery which can last upto 5 days with low usage and upto 2-3 days with normal use.
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