By Mark Elliott
May 20, 2014
Beginning Friday, May 30, Sprint customers can get their own Copper Gold Samsung Galaxy S® 5 paired with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ and the clarity of High-Definition (HD) Voice1 (available in select markets).
With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Samsung Galaxy S 5 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. Additionally, those who purchase and activate Samsung Galaxy S 5 through Sprint Web Sales or Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 get a matching Gold Samsung HM1900 Bluetooth® headset at no additional charge (a $39.99 value) while supplies last.
Featuring Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat, Galaxy S 5 features a gorgeous 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display, powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor to manage and 2,800mAh lithium-ion battery2 to keep the smartphone powered all day long. Additional key features include:
- Dual Cameras: 16-megapixel rear-facing Phase Detection Auto Focus camera with zero shutter lag, flash and video capture, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera with full HD recording at 30fps
- S Health™3 helps plan meals with nutritional information, track and map workouts, and monitor heart rate with the world’s first built-in heart-rate monitor (HRM)
- Faster browsing, streaming and downloading
- IP67 water and dust resistant4
- Fingerprint scanner allows users to quickly unlock the phone, granting them faster access with the touch of a finger.
Galaxy S 5 is also available in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.
Sprint customers can take advantage of Galaxy S 5 with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark, a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices, with the potential for speeds three times as fast by late 2015.5 It is available in 24 markets and expected to reach 100 million people by the end of the year.
HD Voice is available in 100 markets as part of the Sprint Spark build. Sprint expects 20 million customers to have HD Voice-enabled phones by year-end. Sprint HD Voice expands the normal voice call from a four-octave range to seven octaves to deliver crystal clear voice calls while helping to reduce unwanted background noise.
Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he works primarily with BlackBerry and Samsung devices and is well versed in the company’s business devices, push-to-talk products and tablets. Mark can be reached at email@example.com.
1HD Voice capability requires call between two Sprint HD Voice enabled devices on upgraded areas of the Sprint network.
2Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
3This device, S Health, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
4This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.
4Sprint Spark actual deployment plans and speeds will be determined over time based on many factors, including build economics and the availability of equipment, devices and applications.