eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5: Stresses Longer Battery Life, 16-MP Camera, Water-Resistance

View Comments
CEO and President of Samsung JK Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 at Forum Complex on February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. The show runs from February 24 - February 27.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

CEO and President of Samsung JK Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 at Forum Complex on February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world’s largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. The show runs from February 24 – February 27. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Ian Bush Ian Bush
Ian Bush is an anchor, reporter, news editor, and technology editor&nb...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The biggest cell phone show in the world is going on this week in Barcelona. Apple isn’t there, but nearly every other mobile maker is.

Samsung is among those unveiling new products.

(Samsung’s JK Shin:) “The Samsung Galaxy S5.”

For the previous Galaxy, Samsung put on a Broadway performance. Less showy in Spain (if you discount the full orchestra) for the S5, which the company’s J.K. Shin says mirrors their philosophy for this flagship phone.

“Our consumers do not want eye-popping technology or the most complex technology. Our consumers want durable design and performance. Our consumers want a simple yet powerful camera. Our consumers want faster and seamless connectivity. And our consumers want a phone that can help them stay fit,” Shin said.

Among the Galaxy’s features, Samsung’s Jean-Daniel Ayme stresses longer battery life:

“It boasts 10 hours of web surfing with an LTE connection. Even longer — twelve hours of video playback. That’s a lot of cat videos,” Ayme said.

A 16-megapixel camera:

“You’ll be able to capture the moment in just 0.3 seconds — this is the fastest-ever autofocus for a smartphone.”

With many other devices, if you drop them in a puddle or the toilet:

“C’est la vie. But this is not a problem anymore.”

That’s because Ayme says the Galaxy S5 is water-resistant.

“Watch a video in the tub, sing along your playlist in the shower, don’t worry about the rain,” Ayme.

It also a heart rate sensor to keep track of fitness. Like the new iPhone, it has a fingerprint reader in place of a password.

The Galaxy S5 goes on sale on April 11.

More CBSPhilly Tech News

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,329 other followers