After Samsung’s announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain giffgaff is please to announce that we'll be introducing a new phone to our handset range, the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5.
giffgaff member Mark Tiddy along with Chief of Commerce Kim Faura and Head of Community Gregg Baker travelled to Barcelona to attend the conference and to watch the reveal in person
The current released information on the new handset announced by Samsung to 'sets the new standard for all smartphones.' is as follows:
Big Improvements: Water resistant, better camera, ultra battery save mode
Screen size: 5.1-inch (slightly bigger than the S4, at 5 inches)
Camera: 16-megapixel camera on the front 2.1-megapixel on the back (an improvement on the S4: front 13MP, back 2MP); faster response time, fast Auto focus 0.3 sec; HDR (instantly controls the light exposure; smartphone first); shallow depth of field through selective focus
Display: optimised display based on light conditions /content
Hardware: Qualcomm Snapdragon, quad-core, 2.5GHz processor (S4 CPU is Quad, 1.9GHz)
Improved battery: 2,800mAh battery (10h web browsing, 12 hours of video playback)
Speed - better transition/ handover between wifi and LTE (4G);
Built in heart rate sensor - world first for a smartphone
Water and dust resistant - IP67 standard certification, which means it can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes
‘Ultra power saving mode’ – turns all features off except essential services like calls and texts, turning the screen into black and white
Finger scanner – swipe to unlock phone, use finger swipe for online payments replacing password etc
Price: no pricing information is currently available.
Launch date: 11th April
Register your interest:
giffgaff will be stocking the new Samsung Galaxy S5, if you’re just curious or intend to purchase let us know – we’ll send you an email in the next couple of weeks when pricing information is released. We’ll also have a Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison blog tomorrow, where Ken will compare what we know.
Here are some exclusive pictures from the night from our team for you to enjoy.