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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in Egypt

Building on the remarkable success of the Galaxy family in Egypt, Samsung unveils the latest addition to its flagship series.
Samsung Corporation | 16.04.2014
Samsung Electronics introduced the Galaxy S5 to the Egyptian market in an event held at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza. The event gathered top Samsung officials and staff to witness the launch of the fifth generation of the Galaxy S series locally.

In addition to enhancing the flagship features of the Galaxy family, the S5 is equipped with features offered by Samsung for the first time, including the heartbeat sensor, which comes as part of the enhanced S Health 3.0 to offer more tools for monitoring personal fitness. The S Health 3.0 also comes with additional tools including a pedometer as well as diet and exercise monitoring apps.

The Galaxy S5 is designed to best cater to users’ need. It comes equipped with cutting-edge technologies that position it as the fastest smartphone available in terms of connectivity. To cope with the fast-paced everyday life, the Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac for efficient, high-speed connectivity. Moreover, the Galaxy S5 introduces the 2X2 MIMO, which ensures maintaining the same high speed for downloading and uploading files simultaneously.

“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with its transformative ideas and technologies; giving people the power to discover new experiences and express their vision of the world,” said Seung-ho Yun, Samsung Egypt Managing Director. “The unprecedented success of the previous Galaxy family strengthened our belief that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices to enhance their live experience.”

The S5 is full of firsts. Equipped with the Ultra Power Saving Mode, the S5 can function for a week without the need to charge it. It turns the display to a grey scale; supporting only phone calls and SMS while shutting down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.

Moreover, the camera of the S5 comes with several options and features that redefine the concept of taking photos using smartphones. With a 16 megapixel camera, the S5 offers an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos. Samsung made the camera more advanced with the world’s fastest autofocus speed; up to 0.3 seconds, and the High Dynamic Range (HDR) option which reproduces natural light and color to allow users to view the photo even before it’s taken. The camera also features the all new Selective Focus option that allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background.

Along with the new Galaxy S5, Samsung introduced the new Samsung Gear Fit, an everyday fitness band for consumers to stay connected on the move, offering a vivid Super AMOLED display, providing instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, 3rd party apps, the sleek new Samsung Gear Fit also provides real time fitness coaching with personalized workout recommendations.



“With our unique innovations and technologies at Samsung, we’ve been able to earn the position of the number one smartphone provider in Egypt and worldwide,” said Sherif Barakat, Head of IT & Mobile division at Samsung Egypt. “Launching the fifth generation of the Galaxy family is yet another milestone for Samsung locally and globally, which proves that we are on the right track, offering users the devices that best respond to their ever evolving needs. The Galaxy S5 empowers users, providing them with an efficient, high-quality device that brings them the technology of the future now.”

The Galaxy S5 features a wide range of state-of-the-art features, such as the IP67, rendering it dust resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature.

“With the new Gear products, Samsung helps users monitor their sleep as part of the overall philosophy adopted by Samsung to promote the importance of a healthier lifestyle through constant monitoring of body activities 24/7,” said Raafat Khalil, IT & Mobile Product Manager at Samsung Egypt.

Blending Samsung’s iconic design with modern trends, the Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look.