BARCELONA: The Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship handset from Samsung and is designed to cement its place as the world's top smartphone maker.
Debuted at Samsung's Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, the Galaxy S5 comes armed with a number of key upgrades and new technologies to help it in this endeavor. Chief of these is its new fingerprint scanner.
The fingerprint scanner is housed in the Galaxy S5's physical Home button and is similar to the Touch ID scanner included on Apple's iPhone 5S. It lets the user set the Galaxy S5 to only unlock after they have confirmed their identity by scanning their fingerprint. The scanner can be matched to up to three different fingerprints.
Samsung has also moved to answer concerns about previous Galaxy handsets' build quality, designing the Galaxy to meet IP67 certification standards. This means the Galaxy S5 is water, scratch and dust resistant.
For a more in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 check out V3's hands-on review.
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