Samsung’s Official Launch of the Galaxy S5, Gear Fit, and Gear 2


Samsung’s flagship Android launches are becoming celebrity-filled events. Not sure you can say that of other smartphone brands. Anyway…

At the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, last night, Samsung held the media launch, in gala and film-viewing style, their 2014 cream of the crop – the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Gear Fit, and the Samsung Gear 2.

Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs Sheet:

    5.1-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1080×1920 pixels, 432ppi
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC 2.5GHz quad-core processor
    Adreno 330 Graphics
    16, 32GB internal memory up to 128GB via microSD card
    LTE 150Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
    NFC, IP67 water & dust resistant
    Fingerprint scanner
    GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
    16 megapixel camera with AF, LED flash
    1080p @ 30, 60fps, 4K @ 30fps
    2 megapixel front-facing camera @ 1080p
    2,800mAh removable battery
    Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI


The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit are concisely demonstrated in this video below:


The Samsung Gear 2, above, is a refined sequel, adding a smoother and more responsive user interface. The Gear 2 costs P13,490.00.


The Samsung Gear Fit, above, is more of a fitness tracker and workout assistant than a smartwatch. It sells for P8,990.00.


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for