100+ Samsung Galaxy S5 Details Emerge Ahead of Release

Those interested in buying the Samsung Galaxy S5 later on this month now have access to hundreds of Galaxy S5 details ahead of time of April 11th thanks to Samsung itself.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is up for pre-order in the United States ahead of its April 11th release date. It will land in stores later this month at which point it will replace the Samsung Galaxy S4 as the company’s flagship smartphone. Plenty of consumers have their eye on it but the problem is, the Galaxy S5 remains out of reach for most people.

Best Buy currently has the Galaxy S5 on display at 100 of its stores around the nation but carriers and other retail partners have yet to put the Galaxy S5 next to other devices for comparison purposes. Fortunately, Samsung has provided a Galaxy S5 document ahead of time, a document that for many, will serve as the next best thing.

Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S5’s release date, Samsung has released a massive document that features hundreds of Galaxy S5 details, many of which will be important to prospective buyers.

Included in the manual are extensive details about Samsung’s feature-rich camera application that has been upgraded thanks to the Samsung’s Galaxy S5’s new TouchWiz software.

The Galaxy S5 goes on sale April 11th in the U.S.
The Galaxy S5 goes on sale April 11th in the U.S.

It also goes into detail about maintaining water and dust resistance. The Galaxy S5 comes with an IP67 certified design that will keep water and dust at bay but there are things that Galaxy S5 users are going to need to do to ensure that the Galaxy S5 remains safe from harm. Here are a few of the things that Samsung suggests:

  • Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1 m and keep it submerged for more than 30 minutes.
  • Ensure that the back and multipurpose jack covers are tightly closed. Otherwise, they
    may not provide protection from water and dust.
  • Do not immerse the device in water for extended periods.
  • Do not expose the device to water moving with force, such as ocean waves or waterfalls.
  • Do not open the device’s covers when the device is in water or in very humid places, such as swimming pools or bathrooms.
  • Do not open the back cover using wet hands or when the device is wet.

Samsung also delves into the Galaxy S5’s new fingerprint reader that the company has embedded inside of the device’s home button for added security and convenience.

  • The Home button contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home button
    is not scratched or damaged by metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces.
  • The screen protector supplied with the device may cause the fingerprint recognition
    sensor to malfunction. Remove the screen protector to improve fingerprint sensitivity.
  • Ensure that the fingerprint recognition area and your fingers are clean and dry.
  • The device may not recognise fingerprints that are affected by wrinkles or scars.
  • The device may not recognise fingerprints from small or thin fingers.
  • To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to
    perform tasks on the device.
  • Do not drag your finger too quickly or slowly. Drag your finger at a moderate speed to allow the device to recognise it.
  • In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the device. Avoid using this feature in dry environments or before using the feature, discharge static electricity by touching a metal object.

The Galaxy S5 user guide is full of hundreds of pertinent details and those who are even remotely curious about the Galaxy S5’s inner-workings would be wise to take a look at it ahead of its release date.

The Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint reader.
The Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint reader.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is currently up for pre-order ahead of its arrival in the United States. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular plan to push the Galaxy S5 out onto shelves in just a few short days. The Verizon Galaxy S5 remains out of reach though the carrier has said that a pre-order will start soon.

Carriers will be offering the Galaxy S5 16GB for $199.99 on-contract and between $650 and $660 off-contract. It’s still not clear if the 32GB Galaxy S5 model will arrive in the United States.

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