[EVENT] Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit official launch in Malaysia

(from left to right) Ng Long Shyang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Matthew Ng, Director of Sales, IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Pandelala Rinong; Datuk Lee Chong Wei; Ellyna Ng, Head of Device Marketing, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd.; Noora Mat Rifin, Head of Device Marketing and Product Development, Celcom Axiata Berhad; Lee Dong Yong, President, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Justin Joo, Business Manager of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Vincent Chong, Director of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Michael Tung, Head of Device and Marketing, Maxis Communications Bhd. pose for a group photograph after the official launch of the Samsung GALAXY S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

As promised guys, to all my beloved readers, today I am going to cover everything that you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. So, before I get to that part, I have to congratulate the whole PR team who organized the launch event for Samsung, they did an awesome job in term of handling the crowd, kudos to the team. Quite surprising that National athletes such as Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Pandelela Rinong also joined the launch event, on top of that local actor Awal Ashaari was spotted as well.

Now, heading over to the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S5, do take note that for now only the Charcoal Black and Shimmery White colors are offered from Samsung Malaysia, the Electric Blue and Copper Gold colors are coming soon :-

Specs Details
Display and OS 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED display.
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad core processor clocked at 2.5GHz
RAM and ROM 2GB RAM, expected for 3GB, but I guess with all these outstanding features, it could end up making the device pricier, which is a good decision from Samsung. 16GB Internal storage.
Camera 16MP camera, no OIS,super fast AF at the speed up to 0.3 seconds, selective focus, you can choose foreground or background to be focused which gives DSLR alike blur effect. Live HDR, ability to view the HDR effect on the spot before capturing a photo or even video.
Water and Dust Resistant IP67 dust and water resistant, do take note it is water resistant and not water proof, you can’t literally swim with it.
Ultra Power Saving? Ultra Power Saving mode,default ability to disable unwanted apps which also turns screen into black and white to maximize battery life or customize yourself by disabling what you don’t need.
Fingerprint scanner Biometric fingerprint scanner, similar one which is featured on the iPhone 5S, ability to unlock phone, make online payments safely by just placing your fingerprint. Supports up to 3 fingerprints.
Heart rate sensor Built-in heart rate sensor which enables you to be acknowledged on what is your current heart rate by simply placing your finger on the hear rate sensor placed below the main camera.
Download Booster An awesome feature which allow you to simultenously use both WiFi and data connection together which allows you to download large sized files at a lightning speed (depending on your connection speed obviously)
Extras microSD support up to 128GB, USB 3.0, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, first smartphone to support all the latest channels, IR Blaster
Battery and Weight 2800mAh, 145g( super light)
Retail Price in Malaysia RM2399 with no contract, pre-order now from your local telcos ( Maxis, Celcom, Digi) and major Samsung outlets.
Specs Details
Display and OS 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED display.
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad core processor clocked at 2.5GHz
RAM and ROM 2GB RAM, expected for 3GB, but I guess with all these outstanding features, it could end up making the device pricier, which is a good decision from Samsung. 16GB Internal storage.
Camera 16MP camera, no OIS,super fast AF at the speed up to 0.3 seconds, selective focus, you can choose foreground or background to be focused which gives DSLR alike blur effect. Live HDR, ability to view the HDR effect on the spot before capturing a photo or even video.
Water and Dust Resistant IP67 dust and water resistant, do take note it is water resistant and not water proof, you can’t literally swim with it.
Ultra Power Saving? Ultra Power Saving mode,default ability to disable unwanted apps which also turns screen into black and white to maximize battery life or customize yourself by disabling what you don’t need.
Fingerprint scanner Biometric fingerprint scanner, similar one which is featured on the iPhone 5S, ability to unlock phone, make online payments safely by just placing your fingerprint. Supports up to 3 fingerprints.
Heart rate sensor Built-in heart rate sensor which enables you to be acknowledged on what is your current heart rate by simply placing your finger on the hear rate sensor placed below the main camera.
Download Booster An awesome feature which allow you to simultenously use both WiFi and data connection together which allows you to download large sized files at a lightning speed (depending on your connection speed obviously)
Extras microSD support up to 128GB, USB 3.0, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, first smartphone to support all the latest channels, IR Blaster
Battery and Weight 2800mAh, 145g( super light)
Retail Price in Malaysia RM2399 with no contract, pre-order now from your local telcos ( Maxis, Celcom, Digi) and major Samsung outlets.

Official available date for purchase: 11 April 2014

Key specifications of Samsung Gear 2
Specs Details
Display 1.63″ Super AMOLED display
OS Tizen
Camera 2MP with Auto Focus, ability to capture Full HD photos
Special Features Pedometer, built in heart rate sensor
Extras Music Player with support for bluetooth headset and speaker, IR Blaster
Water and Dust Resistant IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
RAM 512MB
Battery and Weight 300mAh- With low usage can even go up to 6 days of battery life.
Retail Price in Malaysia RM899
And for the Gear Fit
Specs Details
Display 1.84″ Curved Super AMOLED display.
Special Features Pedometer, built in heart rate sensor
Water and Dust Resistant IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
Extras Bluetooth, Ability to show notification from calls, SMS, E-mail and even some Apps.
Battery and Weight 210mAh- Samsung claims that now with Low usage could last up to 5 days. 27g
Retail Price in Malaysia RM599

So guys, what do you think? Would you get the Samsung Galaxy S5? Well if you ask me, I would definitely get it, even if I am using Samsung Galaxy Note 3, I would still consider upgrading to the S5, reason is, much future proof features, only thing which lacks is the 3GB RAM featured on the Note 3, but I personally tried the Samsung Galaxy S5, and no noticeable lag at all. And if you can find a better phone than this one for now, feel free to reason out why it is better.
The Gear 2 and Gear Fit, both of them are really stylish and surely being in the hot list of the most desirable gadgets of the year 2014. If you’re using a compatible device, it is advisable to get one of these as soon as possible. I was also told that for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, custom straps will be made available ASAP from famous designers such as Nicholas Kirkwood and Moschino.
Finally, if you purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5, these are the additional gifts that Samsung and it’s partners will be including for you:-
Global Partners
Categories Names Offers Value Availability
Fitness RunKeeper 1 year premium service RM60 Free
Map My Fitness 6 months free premium service RM108 Free
Skimble 6 months free premium service RM126 Free
Lark 1 year premium service RM108 Free
News Wall Street Journal Free 6 months subscription RM414 Free
Bloomberg Businessweek Free 12 months subscription RM90 Free
Photo & Productivity LinkedIn Free premium account for 3 months RM225 Free
Flick Dat Free download of $2 paid app RM6 Free
Blurb Free $5 coupon RM15 Free
EasilyDo Pro Free app purchase RM90 Free
Evernote 3 months free subscription RM45 Free
Cloud Dropbox Free 50GB storage for 2 years RM300 Preloaded
Box Free 50GB storage for 6 months RM54 Free
Bitcasa Free 1TB storage for 3 months RM90 Free
Games Cut the Rope 2 $10 in game credits RM30 Free
Family Guy $15 in game currency RM45 Free

Local Partners
Categories Names Offers Value Availability
Books & Magazines MPH Online Free eBooks and 20% off RM100 Free
SPH Magazine 3 months free subscription RM60 Free
News Oriental Daily Free 1 year subscription RM360 Free
The Star Free 6 months subscription RM180 Free
NewsLoop Free subscription Free
Entertainment Viki Free movies RM120 Free
KL Five Free movies RM30 Free
Jump Smash Free game Free
World at Arms Free 5 games Free
Gangstar City Free game Free
Little Big City Free game Free
Kingdom and Lords Free game Free
Wonder Zoo Free game Free
My Galaxy Music Free 6 months or 500 songs download RM500 Free
Lifestyle Hungry GoWhere Malaysia Free apps Free
Productivity Office Suite Pro 1 month free trial office suite Pro7(exclusive offer for Samsung users to purchase at USD 1.20) RM65.88 Free
Security Trend Micro Free 6 months subscription RM120 Free
Connectivity TM WiFi Free 3 months WiFi access RM90 Free

Some awesome deal isn’t it? You will get all the offers once you purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5, so what are you waiting for? Go and grab one for yourself. If you have any comments regarding the devices above, feel free to comment below and share your thoughts!
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