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Samsung today announced the fifth generation of its Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S5 features a 16 megapixel camera and offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds. Also, the new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field. For consumers seeking a faster connection, the Galaxy S5 now features Download Booster – an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously. With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the Galaxy S5 offers a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and built-in heart rate monitor.

The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern look. Its sleek, contoured shape comes in a variety of vivid colors, including charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue and copper gold. Additionally, the Galaxy S5 is dust- and water-resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a screen locking feature and safe mobile payment experience. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available beginning in April.

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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