Samsung to launch Galaxy S5 on April 11th in 150 countries. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S5 is weatherproof and resistant to water and dust. The phone's display can adapt to extreme bright and dim settings. The Galaxy S5 also has an on-board heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner on the home button. Compared to last year's model, the Galaxy S5 has a bigger screen (5.1 inches), a faster processor (2 GHz) and a bigger battery. But none of those represent dramatic improvements. Its screen is 2% bigger, the processor is 5% faster and the battery is 8% larger than on the Galaxy S4. No word on pricing just yet, but we expect we'll find that out closer to the phone's April launch date.
One of the many new features in the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is a heart-rate sensor. Built into the phone next to the camera flash, the sensor can read a person's heart rate when he holds his finger up to it for a few seconds. The technology that Samsung uses isn't new, but it's the first time we've seen it in a smartphone. It works by shining the phone's LED light on your fingertip, letting the sensor detect the blood flow beneath the skin.