Washington: Samsung unveiled its much anticipated Galaxy S5 with fingerprint and heart rate sensors along with other wearable at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, reports ANI. The South Korean giant also rolled out its Galaxy Gear 2 range of smartwatches and the heath-monitoring Gear Fit wristband.
According to Cnet, the Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint scanner on the home button, similar to Apple’s uber hot iPhone 5S, but the South Korean’s latest gadget is also water-resistant with a heart-rate monitor and improved camera.
The Gear Fit is a hybrid between a fitness-tracker and a smartwatch and its curved screen shows the time and can measure pulse with a heart-rate sensor on the inside. The snartwatches, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, now run on Tizen instead of Android and these are said to have better battery life than the original Gear. The report said that the Gear accessories and Galaxy S5 smartphone would hit shelves in April 11.
Meanwhile, BlackBerry also unveiled a new lineup of products – the sub-USD 200 ‘Z3’ (Rs 12,400) and Q20 – to help revive its sagging fortunes as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Apple and Samsung, reports PTI. The Z3 – codenamed Jakarta – will hit Indonesian markets in April this year. The Z3 is a “stylish yet affordable” five-inch smartphone with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, version 10.2.1 and has exceptional productivity features, Chen added.
BlackBerry Q20, a QWERTY smartphone, merges the power of BB10 with the classic BlackBerry design and experience, sporting both hard buttons and an integrated trackpad.