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Samsung Galaxy S5 out today

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Samsung has today launched its next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, around the globe.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24, and became available for pre-order on March 28.

Now, the phone has hit shops in 125 countries around the world. These include Europe (and the UK), the US, the Middle East, Latin America, and most of Asia.

Samsung’s latest doesn’t do much to improve the Galaxy range’s somewhat underwhelming design, but it does boast a larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a top-of-the-range Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

Other interesting features include a finger print sensor and water resistance, the latter courtesy of a sealed design and rubber plugs on all the ports. On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the latest version of Samsung’s ever-busy TouchWiz UI.

You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 now for around £579 SIM-free.

Today also sees the launch of the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch (including the mid-range Samsung Gear 2 Neo) and the Samsung Gear Fit fitness tracker.

The Samsung Gear 2 range differs from the disappointing original in one significant way - it runs on Samsung’s own Tizen OS rather than Android. Both the Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear Fit, meanwhile, sport heart rate monitors and pedometers, as well as a range of software to help track your fitness program.

Both the Samsung Gear 2 Neo and the Samsung Gear Fit are currently priced at £169 on the official Samsung UK website, while the Samsung Gear 2 should cost around £250.

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