Samsung’s Galaxy S5 arrives in UAE

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 arrives in UAE The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available across all leading retail outlets in the UAE in three models.
By  Stephen McBride Published  April 2, 2014

Samsung Electronics today unveiled the latest generation in its Galaxy S series, the S5, for the UAE market during a special event at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai.

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GALLERY: Samsung's Tizen-based Gear 2

Also launched was the Gear Fit, a companion watch aimed at physically active consumers who are keen on monitoring their vital signs and other health-related data.

The S5 does not make any real strides forward from its predecessor. It does have a finger scanner, but so did Apple's iPhone 5S, launched in September. Also notable is that the handset still runs Android (KitKat). Samsung will also soon be launching the next generation of Gear companion watches, which run Tizen, the Linux-based open-source platform over which Google has no control.

For a full list of Samsung Galaxy S5 specs, check out our GALLERY

GALLERY: Samsung's Tizen-based Gear 2

The camera is more powerful than the S4's, at 16MP, and it has an enhanced feature set, but compared with sensors in some smartphone cameras from Nokia and Sony, the S5's model does not particularly stand out in the current market in terms of power. But Samsung does claim the camera has "the world's fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds".

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