Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S5

February 26, 2014 1:44 pm

Samsung Electronics has launched the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, as well as a new smartwatch and fitness band, Reuters has reported. The Galaxy S5, which will be available in April, has a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor, at 5.1 inches compared with 5 inches, improved camera technology and better protection against water and dust, Samsung said. The Gear 2 smartwatch runs on the Tizen operating system rather than Google’s Android software, and a stripped-down version called Gear 2 Neo that can monitor the wearer’s heart rate, a function used in increasingly popular health and fitness apps, or individual programmes.