Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Neo Gear and Gear Fit from Samsung’s Stall in MWC 2014
- Monday, March 3, 2014 By Shiva Subramanian
Samsung has been doing a lot of jobs recently and one such thing was redesigning the Galaxy smartphone and making it not to look like its predecessors. Here is what it could come up with. Presenting you the Galaxy S5 and the other devices that featured in the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.
The Galaxy S5 is rather a small step forward in the Samsung game and still features the same design as that of the S4 but with rather a big screen size now and increased number of unwanted sensors. Where is the phone industry going now? It is very much saturated due to Samsung as it brings out newer technologies not really intended for using. There are no new innovations up until now and it is the same old design popping up be it whatever manufacturer we see. Well, anyway, the S5 features a 5.1″ screen and comes with the usual Super AMOLED with capacitive buttons. The chipset present inside is the new Snapdragon 801 and features the older 2GB of RAM. There are sensors like fingerprint sensor, humidity sensor and temperature sensor and the newest addition is the Heart rate monitor. I don’t really know where Samsung is going with this. Is it really a phone or a device which is used to measure all these and have an additional call functionality?? The camera at the back is a 16MP snapper.
Gear 2 and Neo Gear
The Gear 2 uses a new OS- Instead of Android, it uses Tizen, the home brewed OS. The Gear 2 is also set to be feature rich, as expected from Samsung. The difference between the Neo and the new Gear 2 is that in the Neo, there is no 2MP camera. Other than that, there is no difference as such. The color range is spectacular. For the gear 2, there is Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange. And for the new, instead of the Gold color option, you have a Mocha Grey finish. There are different paint jobs and more mixing and matching available for the Gear brand. You can choose from a specific color of the body of the smartwatch and another color for the strap. The straps can be Samsung or third party made. The internals are changed and both the watches will have a 300mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, 1.63″ AMOLED screen and a 1GHz processor. Both the devices are said to be IP67 certified.
Here is a hands-on video.
No word on the pricing yet.
The Gear fit is an accessory in addition to the Gear 2 and the Gear Neo. It sports a curved SuperAMOLED display which is clocked at 1.84″ with a resolution of 432×188 pixels which translates to 244ppi. The battery is of capacity 210mAh and can stand for 3-4 days. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 with LTE and comes with Tizen and IP67 certification. The device works similar to the other gears and can display notifications like calls, SMS, and missed activities.