On the eve of its global release, check out the new stateside ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5

On the eve of its global release, check out the new stateside ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5
Now that the calendar reads April 10th, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be released tomorrow in 150 countries. To help sell its new flagship Android phone in the U.S., Samsung has produced a new ad that shows off some of the features of the phone, such as the 16MP rear-facing snapper, the hear rate sensor, and even the IP67 certification. The latter means that the phone can be submerged in 3.2 feet of water (or 1 meter) for up to 30 minutes and still live to tell the tale. And of course, there is the 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920.

Now that the handset is available, expect to see Samsung really start its stateside marketing efforts for the phone. The Korean manufacturer has been spending a ton of money for advertising relative to its revenue, and the company has said that it would dial things down this year. But that is hard to do when competitors are snapping at your heels. Right now, it is the HTC One (M8) providing the competition, and eventually it could be the Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G3 or perhaps even the Motorola Moto X+1.

You can Check out Sammy's newest U.S. ad for the Galaxy S5, by clicking on the video below.

source: SamsungMobile

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

At least u don't see bunch of idiots waiting outside for a phone for a whole week.

24. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Glad they used black nott he gold errr band aid one. Hehehe *chill fanboys :)

15. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

So the S5 has a refocus feature too huh? So why is eveyone making a big deal about the M8 then? Why did HTC have to install an extra camera lens when software can do the same thing? I mean its really not that big of a feature to me and it definitely wouldn't influence me to purchase the M8 or any other phone. HTC would've better served by going Sammy's route and installing a bigger camera and throwing in some refocus software and spent the extra money on water and dust proofing the unit. A 13-16mp main camera and 5mp front camera with along with all the other improvements would've made the M8 hard to beat! No one stateside has done that yet.

17. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

HTC one m8 second camera makes the first camera to be focus faster (0.03 sec) and make the refocus feature without progressing for 4 sec to capture the picture. I am sure that more app are gonna come out to make the second camera more useful than HTC did.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Don't just make stuff up, dude. It's .3 seconds, not .03 & Samsung's camera does it at the same exact speed.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung's new 16mp iso cell camera is very fast for taking pictures. Its so fast that's why it can take slow motion video. It has the ability to focus very fast.

12. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

What's to hate about the phone? If you do hate it...go somewhere to troll or just shut up and appreciate the phone...heck its the best phone of 2014 (1st half..second belongs to Note 4) so stop trolling and bashing Samsung ...you guys just jealous your fav companies cant create something as good as this phone...

16. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

dont be a fanboy z2 way better than this..

18. Sauce unregistered

Z2 is garbage

20. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

hahaahah fking fanboy

26. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Look who's talking... S5>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Z2

8. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Learn from this HTC. Real marketing, show off your phone instead of having someone talk b.s

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Much better ad compared to htc's lame advertising

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That is innovation. I have never seen a band aid with a screen on the back. MIND BLOWN!!!!!

4. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

INNOVATION? Now that's a joke!

2. charlie1779

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

where has the calendar turned to April 11 ?


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Copy unique features from everyone, snap a band aid looking cheap plastic at the back then call it innovation. Very Samsung. Sickening!

3. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If your were the ceo you would've done the same point blank... Everyone says if I had... If you had you would've done the same as others... I have to come realize so what if they copied or got copied are we not a copy of each other eyes mouth ears lips tongue hands feet just operate different

7. TerryTerius unregistered

You don't like the S5, that's fine. Literally no-one is forcing you to buy one. With that being said, pretending like Samsung is the only company that copies features would be.... naive at best. So run along, find a device you like and post on those articles. There's no point to your post or your hate, without anything constructive to contribute in any form or fashion. You can disagree with the S5's very existence, that is your right. But being so worked up about what a company you literally have nothing to do with or any financial stake in is doing is kind of... stupid. Relax, the great ebil Samsung isn't coming after you to force their devices on you. Feel better?


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Butt hurt! What an essay! Lol.. TLDR

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So anyone saying against your opinion is butt hurt ? lol

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I guess he has issues with reading comments longer than 2 or 3 sentences ;)

13. TerryTerius unregistered

Nah. You just lack a creative bone in your body. If you had an interesting critique i'd at least respect that you had a logical reason for your dislike of Samsung. But you're just another bland hater. In my personal opinion, I WANT a tech company to incorporate every conceivable beneficial feature and function that they can, so long as it doesn't degrade the phone. Samsung is the closest to doing that IMO, so I support them for now. Sorry for having an opinion you disagree with. (Shrug) I guess that makes me the lesser man for liking a "copycat" company. And I write a lot of poetry, music & stories so explaining things at length is kind of a force of habit. My bad I guess.

14. SleepingOz unregistered

Imo, the butthurt one is you since the only thing Sony's flagships used to have over Samsung's was the IP certificates. Now that the S5 is also IP certified seem to make you mad.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All I can say is list another phone that has the same new amoled display with a quad core Snapdragon 801 2.5ghz CPU, 128gb microsd card, removable 2800mha battery, ip67 waterproof phone, USB 3.0 host port, Air gestures, IR blaster for TV or stereo, a ton of sensors, (I use my S4 right now as an altimeter on my ultralight), new heart rate monitor, finger printer scanner, 16mp camera that takes 4k video and is a slow motion video capture camera. There is so much that the S5 can do. It should be called the swiss army knife of smart phones. I would wait for you to list another phone like the S5, but I know I will wait for a long time before you can even list one.

9. SleepingOz unregistered

Unique features from everyone? Like?

19. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Start your own company and build a phone from sugar cane and steel.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

who has unique features? can you please elaborate?

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