Samsung Galaxy S5 now available for purchase worldwide along with Gear 2 and Gear Fit

Samsung Galaxy S5 now available for purchase worldwide

The leaks and rumors were plenty, and so was the anticipation after the Galaxy S5 was officially announced by Samsung. Now, right on schedule, the latest Galaxy S flagship has gone up for sale worldwide, in more than 125 countries. The phone should be available from retailers and local stores for $700 and up, in black, white, blue and gold color options (though some might not be available everywhere.)

The Galaxy S5 flaunts many standout features, such as IP67 waterproof certification, a fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor, and a 16MP camera with fast autofocus. It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display of 1080p resolution, and sports a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable by a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC, and HSPA+ connectivity, and a 2,800 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz skin, which has been streamlined to be faster and has been given a flatter visual look.

Also launched alongside the Galaxy S5 are Samsung’s two new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and a beautiful fitness tracker, the Gear Fit. All three are compatible with the Galaxy S5 and more than 20 existing Galaxy handsets – in terms of pricing, you’re looking at spending $299 for the Gear 2, and $199 for the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The trio of wearables is waterproof like the Galaxy S5, and comes with interchangeable straps.