During their Unpacked 5 event at MWC 2014 today, Samsung took the lid off the Samsung Galaxy S5, unveiling a phone that looks pretty much the same, but with a wide selection of new features.
The first of which is a new fingerprint scanner on the home button, which will allow user to unlock their phone with the fingerprint by pressing the button itself and then swiping down to unlock, and will also work to buy items with PayPal.
And that’s only on the front, on the back there’s also a heart rate sensor which sits right where your index finger normally would, allowing you to independently measure your heart rate and add it to the S Health 3.0 app without an accessory.
There’s also a new Download Booster feature that will use LTE and Wi-FI at the same time for faster connections.
In terms of actual specs however, the S5 includes a 2.5GHz quad-core processor that is backed by 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage with microSD expansion.
Furthermore, there’s a 16 megapixel camera on the back that can shoot 4K UHD video, a new HDR Live mode for correcting pictures life on the screen, a new depth setting that can be used to focus on one subject in particular, and access to the Google Play Store.
Oh and it’s also water-resistant with an IP67 rating, and it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The pricing and availability are still to be confirmed for the smartphone, however Vodafone have confirmed to us that they will be stocking the handset shortly.