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Samsung Galaxy S5 set for April release

The new handset will be available in black, white, gold and blue. Photo: Samsung

The latest version of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones features biometric security, a fingerprint scanner, a 16-megapixel camera and boosted processing power.

The Galaxy S5 will be available to buy from April 11th, the technology giant said, unveiling the new handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The new Galaxy S5 handset seen in blue and gold. Credit: Samsung

Simon Stanford, vice president for the IT and mobile division of Samsung in the UK and Ireland, said: "We've decided to go back to basics with the Galaxy S5 and focus on the features and things that matter the most to our customers - namely the camera, ability to view and download data and content quickly and their health and well-being.

"People want a smartphone that enhances and enables their mobile life. The Galaxy S5 represents just that, and we're excited to see the response to our latest flagship smartphone device."

Features

  • 5.1 inch screen
  • 16-megapixel camera
  • Fingerprint scanner on home button
  • Weighs 145g (15g heavier than the S4)
  • Quad-core 2.5GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system

Watch a recording of the S5's unveiling here: