Two members of the DL crew were live from Samsung’s satellite Unpacked event today, where the company unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone. The device looks quite similar to the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, and we would say that the Galaxy S5 is a pretty good marriage of the two devices. (more…)
The wait is over – the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is finally official. With its 5.1″ Full HD Display and 16MP camera, the question on everyone’s mind is, “when can I get one?” American carriers have been quick to announce availability for 2014′s most-hyped device, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular all stating that the device will be available on their networks starting in April. (more…)
Leave it to HTC to take the first shot following Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S5. Through their official Twitter account, HTC made the bold claim that Galaxy S5 owners will soon experience buyer’s remorse come March 25, when the new One is announced.
While we love the competitive nature and fighting spirit of HTC, they should at least get all of the facts straight before going after the competition. The Galaxy S5 doesn’t go on sale until April, so no one will own the device by March 25. In other words, they can’t possibly have buyer’s remorse.
Update: Apparently, HTC sent their Tweet before Samsung announced a release date, not following the announcement as I suggested. Either way, the Tweet is wrong and and looks semi-ridiculous. See you on March 25, HTC! (more…)
Alongside Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S5 today, the company also introduced a new fitness band called the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit comes in two colors, sports a curved AMOLED display, shows you notifications, and tracks things like steps, your heart rate, sleep, and more.
The device resembles a fitness band, but almost creates its own category by tossing in that big curved AMOLED display. This will be a product to keep an eye on for sure. Do we need fitness and smartbands to do more than just show numbers or do they need full displays like this?
The device will arrive in April with the GS5 and the new Gear 2 watches. (more…)
The livestream of Samsung’s Unpacked event is about to kick off and the company just made the announcement of the Galaxy S5. Yep, it’s official.
The device is coming as early as April to all the carriers you would have hoped for: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and MetroPCS.
You are looking at a device in 4 colors (blue, black, white, and gold) with a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16MP camera, Android 4.4.2, and both fingerprint and heart rate sensors.
Full specs here.
We are still looking through all of the goodness, but the full press release can be found below for now. (more…)
We are well aware that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has leaked ahead of today’s big unveiling event, but we’re still going to cover all that happens just like we normally would. And if we’re keeping it regular, that means we’re doing a live blog or more like, live chat. Since the event is being live streamed, this will mostly serve as an opportunity for us to comment as the phone becomes official.
We’ll post some pictures here and there, share thoughts as each feature is talked about in more detail, and react to the phone that should be the biggest deal in mobile for 2014. It should be a good time as usual.
The event kicks off at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern).
The livestream has been embedded below. (more…)