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Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 teaser hints at slow-mo camera, waterproof case

Clearly is taking tips from Apple and Sony
Fri Feb 21 2014, 12:32

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has released yet another pre-MWC teaser, which hints that the Galaxy S5 will be waterproof and have a slow-motion camera like the iPhone 5S.

Samsung's latest Unpacked 5 teaser arrived as a short video clip (below), and with the Galaxy S5 tipped to be unveiled at the Barcelona press conference, it's likely dropping hints about the firm's next flagship smartphone.

The words "outdoor", "fit" and "wet" are all displayed in the 40-second clip, which hints that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will follow in the footsteps of the Sony Xperia Z1 with resistance against water and outdoor terrain. The mention of fitness also hints that the firm will unveil some fitness focused apps on the smartphone, as suggested by Samsung's previous teaser.

Samsung Galaxy S5 teaser

The clip is also filled with slow-motion footage, which all but confirms that the Galaxy S5 will feature an slow-motion camera mode similar to the iPhone 5S. Further hint-dropping suggests that the handset's mooted 20MP camera will also come with a motion blur setting and a dedicated selfie mode.

We might be reading too much into Samsung's teaser clip, but the mention of "fast" also likely hints that the phone will include a processor upgrade, with rumours pointing to a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip.

The mention of "flip" could also hint that a new flip-style case will debut alongside the phone, while Samsung's "family" reference likely gives a nod to rumours that it will launch more than one Galaxy S5 model. If rumours are to be believed, the firm will unveil a premium, metal-clad version as well as a cheaper, plastic model.

Rumours have also suggested that we can expect the Galaxy S5 to feature a 5in 2K resolution display, Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, a built-in fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE support.

We'll be at Samsung's press conference at MWC on Monday that kicks off at 7pm UK time, so check back then for all the latest. Until then, check out our roundup of everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5. µ

 

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