Samsung’s 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, has already seen several variants in the form of the Galaxy S5 mini, Galaxy S5 Plus, Galaxy S5 Sport, and Galaxy S5 Active among others. Now, the company has quietly introduced a new model dubbed Galaxy S5 New Edition (aka Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo) in Brazil. The smartphone is now listed on the Samsung’s Brazil website without any pricing or availability details.
Notably, the listing of the Samsung Galaxy S5 New Edition is just the first time the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, which was listed by a Dutch online retailer in July, has been officially introduced. The smartphones boast of identical specifications.
Much like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 New Edition packs a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel camera, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant. The smartphone also features a back panel with perforated design, already seen on the Galaxy S5.
For innards, the Galaxy S5 New Edition runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5.1-inch Super Amoled display with a 1080×1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB inbuilt storage with microSD card expandability up to 128GB. The Galaxy S5 New Edition sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and infrared remote functionality. The dual-SIM based smartphone packs a 2800mAh battery. The smartphone weighs in at 145 grams, and has dimensions of 142×72.5×8.1mm. The handset will be compatible with the company’s wearables such as the Gear Fit.