Samsung has announced the launch of the fifth generation of its GALAXY S series, the GALAXY S5 LTE, in Singapore.
Designed for what matters most to consumers, the new GALAXY S5 LTE offers consumers a refined experience with innovation and essential features for day-to-day use.
“With the GALAXY S5 LTE, Samsung is going back to basics, to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. “Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The GALAXY S5 LTE represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”
The GALAXY S5 LTE blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests. The GALAXY S5 LTE features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look. Its new sleek, contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colours to complement the style of the individual consumer.
The GALAXY S5 LTE combines dedicated fitness tools, an advanced camera, fast network connectivity, and enhanced device protection features to help consumers stay fit and connected in style.
Powering an active and healthier lifestyle
With the Enhanced S Health1, the new GALAXY S5 LTE empowers users to pledge commitment towards a healthier lifestyle by allowing them to set fitness goals. When users enter age, height and weight, it will recommend a customised daily calorie intake.
Enhanced S Health comes with a comprehensive personal fitness tracker (pedometer, calorie intake and physical activities tracking, built-in Heart Rate Sensor1), which helps users to monitor, manage and challenge their workout routines. GALAXY S5 LTE, with the next generation wearables as companion devices, offer users personal fitness coaching in real time, allowing users to develop a customisable fitness routine and measure their heart rate1 in order to improve their overall well-being.
GALAXY S5 LTE comes with a set of specially curated third party content and services via GALAXY Gifts (worth over S$600). GALAXY Gifts will provide a single entry into content and services, which Samsung has made accessible to users so that they can browse through a variety of content, download them and use in their daily lives to motivate them towards achieving their fitness goals.
Some of these third party content and services include the following:
- Lark – Your Personal Wellness Assistant, which provides easy personalised recommendations on how to be fitter and healthier. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 12-month premium Lark services (worth S$45).
- RunKeeper – Turn your GALAXY S5 LTE into a personal trainer in your pocket. Track your fitness activities, measure your performance over time and share achievements with friends. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 12-month membership (worth S$25) for RunKeeper Lite.
- Skimble – Workout Trainer provides thousands of multimedia workouts led by expert coaches. Workouts come equipped with dynamic move-by-move videos, photos and text instructions. GALAXY S5 LTE users can enjoy a free 6-month Pro+ premium membership experience (worth S$52).
- MapMyFitness – Built to help runners, joggers and walkers of all ability levels and ages. Easily track pace, distance, calories and time with audio alerts and much more. Track running, cycling, and over 600 types of other activities. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 6-month ad-free MVP access (worth S$45).
|RunKeeper||12 months free premium service|
|MapMyFitness||6 months free premium service|
|Skimble||6 months free premium service|
|Lark||12 months free premium service|
|PayPal||Total savings worth at least S$60 from selected PayPal merchants|
|Wall Street Journal||6 months free subscription|
|Bloomberg Businessweek+||12 months free Subscription|
|3 months free LinkedIn Premium account|
|Evernote||3 months free premium subscription|
|EasilyDo Pro||6 months free|
|Flick Dat||Free download|
|Cut the Rope 2||S$12 in game credits|
|Box||Free 50GB storage for 6 months|
|Dropbox||Free 50GB storage for 24 months|
|Bitcasa||Free 1TB storage for 3 months|
In addition, Samsung rewards GALAXY S5 LTE users with exclusive content deals that will enhance their well-being through GALAXY Life2, a mobile application preloaded on the GALAXY S5 LTE. GALAXY Life offers Samsung consumers entry and access to a community, where they receive curated and exclusive content optimised for their GALAXY S5 LTE.
The app will enable Samsung customers to redeem up to 30 exclusive privileges and deals at participating merchants’ outlets, get recommendations on apps to download, access lifestyle articles from a group of experts including celebrity chef Bobby Chinn, sports commentator/journalist Jason de la Pena, fashion host/model Asha Gill, TV host/model Dominic Lau, model/TV presenter Joey Mead King and actor/Hi-5! member Stevie Nicholson.
At launch, some of these merchant deals include:
- 10-day complimentary access to any True Fitness centre
- 2 complimentary yoga classes at any True Yoga centre
- A 90-minute spa treatment at Adeva Spa Paragon at S$42 (U.P. S$214)
Capture the moments that matter
Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important smartphone features today. The new GALAXY S5 LTE offers superior camera functionality, featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos.
The GALAXY S5 LTE also offers fast Auto Focus, at up to 0.3 seconds. With its advanced Real Time HDR (Rich Tone), the GALAXY S5 LTE is capable of reproducing natural light and colour with striking intensity in any circumstances. In addition, the new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.
Recognising the demands of a dynamic lifestyle, the GALAXY S5 LTE was engineered to take on life without compromising the experience.
The GALAXY S5 LTE has qualified protection from water and dust (IP673), so you never have to leave the device at home during a long day at the beach or a dusty hike. When used with approved Samsung back covers and with the multipurpose jack closed tightly, the rubber-sealed design helps to keep dust particles out and protect against harmful ingress of water for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one metre3.
Equipped with a water resistant earphone jack, the GALAXY S5 LTE frees you to use earphones above water when the phone is wet or in water3.
Enhanced security at a swipe
In partnership with PayPal, GALAXY S5 users will be the first to be able to login and shop at any merchant that accepts PayPal on mobile and in-stores using only their fingerprint as authentication. This new secure, biometric feature means GALAXY S5 LTE users will no longer need to remember passwords or login details across millions of PayPal merchants.
The new Fingerprint Security feature also allows users to access personal content in Private Mode and unlock their GALAXY S5 LTE with convenience at the swipe of a finger.
Stay connected on the go without losing power
Extend your remaining 10% battery life with up to 30 hours’ worth of standby time when you enable Ultra Power Saving Mode4. You will no longer need to worry about being uncontactable when you are unable to charge your battery.
When the feature is enabled, GALAXY S5 LTE’s essential apps such as phone and SMSes will still be available, while all unnecessary features will be shut down to minimise battery consumption.
Accelerated network experience
The GALAXY S5 LTE offers advanced LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance, ensuring blazing fast data speeds for unrivalled media consumption and productivity.
The GALAXY S5 LTE supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, as well as a high number of LTE frequencies with LTE CATEGORY 4 standard. For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the GALAXY S5 LTE is equipped with the Download Booster5, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE concurrently. Users can download content up to 3×6 faster compared to when using either 4G or Wi-Fi only.
Pre-Order/ Registration of Interest
Please kindly note that registration of interest* with Operators for the Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE will start on 28 March 2014, 1200 hours at the following URLs:
- M1: http://www.m1.com.sg/galaxys5
- SingTel: http://www.singtel.com/galaxys5
- StarHub: http://www.starhub.com/galaxys5
Consumers can also visit the following Samsung Experience Stores from 28 March 2014 during opening hours to pre-order the Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE (without contract) by placing a S$50 deposit per device:
- Central: 313@somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 6836 1809 • Bugis Junction #01-54 Tel: 6338 7911 • Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 6222 7911 • Great World City #02-39 Tel: 6235 1134 • Paragon #B1-27/27A Tel: 6735 5926 • VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150
- East: Bedok Mall #B1-07 Tel: 6785 1118 • Parkway Parade #02-32 Tel: 6440 7969 • Tampines Mall #02-29 Tel: 6782 9575
- North: AMK Hub #B1-37/38 Tel: 6753 6070 • Causeway Point #03-12 Tel: 6891 1011
- North-East: nex Mall #04-42 Tel: 6636 7392
- West: Jurong Point #B1-09/10/11 Tel: 6791 2272 • Westgate #01-01 and #02-01 Tel: 6369 9175
Customers will receive a GALAXY S5 LTE Limited Edition Accessory Pack^ (worth S$126) consisting of an extra Battery Kit and HDTV Adapter, while stocks last, when they collect their Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE. They will also enjoy S$50 off# the RRP of Gear 2 and Gear Neo, and 20% off the RRP# on S View Cover and Flip Wallet when they purchase the Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE.
Recommended retail prices:
- GALAXY S5 LTE – S$1,068
- S View Cover – S$78
- Flip Wallet – S$58
* Terms and conditions apply. Please check respective Operators’ websites for details.
^ Free gifts are available for pre-orders only, and only applicable after payment of full purchase price of the GALAXY S5 LTE. Free gifts will only be redeemed at a later date to be advised by Samsung, upon presentation of valid redemption documents, and are while stocks last. Please check stores for availability. For purchase with Operators, other terms and conditions may apply.
# Promotion is while stocks last and only applicable at point of purchase upon payment of full purchase. Please check with respective Operators or in-store for details
|Network||4G CAT 4 up to 150Mbps [Band 1 (2100MHz)/ Band 3 (1800MHz)/ Band 5 (850MHz)/ Band 7 (2600MHz)/ Band 8 (900MHz)/ Band 20 (800MHz)]/ 3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42Mbps)/ 3G (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100MHz)/ EDGE/ GPRS Class 33/ GSM Quad-band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz)|
|Display||5.1″ 16M colours (1920×1080) full touch (C-type) Full HD SUPER AMOLED screen|
|Processor||2.5GHz Quad Core|
|Platform||Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)|
|Camera||16MP Camera [4X Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Real Time HDR (Rich Tone), Selective Focus, Dual Camera, Timer Shot, Beauty Face, Panorama Shot, Virtual Tour Shot, Burst Shots, Shot & More (Panning Shot, Eraser, Drama Shot, Best Face, Best Photo), Remote Viewfinder] + 2MP Front Facing Camera|
|Video||FHD Video Player (3GP, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8) 1080p @ 30fps and UHD Recorder7[(3GP, MPEG4, H.264) 2160p @ 30fps, Real Time HDR and Video Stabilisation8]|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis|
|Fitness Features||Enhanced S Health with Heart Rate Sensor|
|AdditionalFeatures||Studio (Enhanced photo & video editing tools)|
|Google Mobile Services||Google Play, Google Voice Search, Chrome Browser/ Android Browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Search, Google+, Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Games, Google Play Newsstand, Google+ Photos, Google Drive, Google Now, Hangouts|
|Connectivity||3.5mm Ear Jack, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), VHT80 MIMO, ANT+, Download Booster, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Kies, Screen Mirroring, TV Out (MHL 2.0), , Peel Smart Remote, NFC, S Beam, Android Beam, Tethering and portable hotspot, Quick Connect|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Lights Sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetic Sensor, Gesture Sensor, Hear Rate Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, IrLED Sensor|
|Memory||32GB10 memory + MicroSD slot (up to 64GB)RAM: 2GB|
|Dimension||142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g|
|Battery||2,800mAhStandby time11: 390hrs (LTE) 420hrs (3G) / Talk time11: 21hrs (3G)|
¹ Not intended for clinical or medical use, including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, alleviation, compensation, cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease, ailment, defect, injury or other conditions.
2 Third party service providers’ terms and conditions apply.
3 Water and Dust Resistant (IP67 rating) means that device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water under test conditions of immersion in 15 – 35 °C water without chemical content for up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes, under defined conditions of pressure, based on fully sealed device (except for 3.5mm headphone jack) with genuine Samsung back cover. According to accredited test results by Korea KESCO Safety Test Center, individual results may vary. Note: IP67 rating does not mean that device is waterproof.
4 The estimated maximum standby time (“Time”) provided when the Ultra Power Saving Mode is enabled has been calculated based solely on Samsung’s internal standby time test results, measured when device is at rest. The test conditions were based on various network connections under initial factory settings using the same settings as the Ultra Power Saving mode. Therefore, the Time may not be accurate depending on your current network configuration, application usage, mode settings, signal strength, noise, features or tasks selected, actual usage patterns, operating temperature, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions. Unless otherwise expressly stated or legally required, Samsung disclaims any warranty that the Time will be accurate without any error.
5 Requires stable 4G network connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity; additional data charges apply. Supported on HTTP 1.1 protocol only, for files more than 30MB in size. Not supported when either 4G or Wi-Fi speed is 4-5 times faster than the other. Download Booster will be automatically disabled when there is any loss of either 4G or Wi-Fi network, and will only be enabled when both networks recover. Actual experienced speeds may vary depending on network connectivity, coverage areas, product condition and source of content.
6 Based on internal testing with GALAXY S5 LTE using a 100MB file size. Actual experienced speeds and phone performance may vary depending on network connectivity and speeds, coverage areas, product condition and content source.
7 UHD video file formats may vary among products. Device does not support video playback in all UHD file formats. Format of video content recorded or saved on device may not be supported on all Samsung products and may not be available for viewing on some products. Please check individual product user manual for details.
8 Not supported for UHD video file format recording.
9 S Translator may require internet access and be subject to data charges depending on usage. Available languages are limited, and actual performance may vary, depending on language spoken, accents, and surrounding environment.
10 Actual user-accessible internal storage may differ depending on operating system and other built-in applications.
11 Dependent on network, SIM card, usage and battery condition.
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