Today Qualcomm has stepped forward to reveal the fact that they will be powering the insides of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with their Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile SoC. While we’re not certain that this chipset will be powering the Samsung Galaxy S5 in all regions for all releases of this handset, it’s certainly a big win for the processor maker as this handset will be released on a global scale this upcoming season. Based on what we’ve seen in early (pre-final software, mind you) benchmarks, Qualcomm’s processor power is the one to beat here on the Galaxy S5.
While many of the items that are shown off for the first time at MWC each year are new tablets and smartphones, we also see a number of components that will find their way into future devices at the show. One of those new components that has been unveiled is the Aptina AR2520HS advanced back side illumination (BSI) image sensor. The sensor offers lots of nice features.
We've gone hands on with Samsung's new product range at MWC 2014, giving the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit and such a once over. Samsung has dropped some details about the product range's upcoming availability, and though there's no precise launch date, the Samsung S5 and its brethren will be arriving in the US in April.
This week the folks at Samsung have begun detailing the Samsung Galaxy S5 for everything from its data speed to its camera. With a 16-megapixel back-facing camera and a 5-megapixel camera up front, the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a leader in the industry. But Samsung is pushing a litany of effects and new abilities to make certain they’re ahead of the pack.
Samsung couldn't wait until Unpacked 5 to reveal the new Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, updating the wearables will heart-rate monitors and more compact designs. The original Galaxy Gear caught our eye at its IFA 2013 launch but failed to set the smartwatch world alight, but Samsung is hoping more refined versions will. We spent some time with both models here at MWC 2014; read on for some first-impressions.