Samsung launches Galaxy S5 and new smartwatches

Samsung has launched four new products - three smartwatches and its latest smartphone - in a single day as it steps up its war with rival Apple.

The South Korean company presented the new Galaxy S5, which is now waterproof, and its smartwatches Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit at a special event in London on Friday.

The watches are available for under £250 and strengthen Samsung's position in the wearable technology market


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How is Samsung bringing better mobile security to your fingertips?

Samsung has this week unveiled a new smartphone that brings improved mobile security to the user's fingertips. Biometrics is behind the South Korean technology giant's security move for the latest model in its Galaxy S smartphone stable, which hits the shelves in April.

An estimated 826,000 mobiles were stolen in 2011/12, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales. But the S5 phone features a fingerprint scanner to unlock the gadget aimed at reducing these figures.


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Strictly or X Factor? Now families won’t have to decide

Strictly or X Factor? Now families won't have to decide What is a smart TV? Warring families fighting over the remote controls on a Saturday night can now answer: the Samsung S9C. That's because the South Korean giant's new television is set to make deciding between Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor a thing of the past. It enables two people to watch different programmes simultaneously. Samsung's S9C, showcased at Berlin's IFA technology trade show on Thursday (September 5), includes a 55-inch curved screen to allow watchers a cinematic experience in their living room. It reportedly makes viewers feel ...

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Will Samsung’s smartwatch consign phones to the history dustbin?

What is a smartphone's shelf life in the future - unless you can wear it on your wrist?

This is the question being hinted at by Samsung leaders after exclusively unveiling the heralded Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Wednesday at this week's IFA technology trade show in Berlin.

Described as "something out of sci-fi", it gives users email, texting, phone call and photo-taking facilities - all without touching their mobile.


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Samsung ‘smartwatch’ set for September release

The eagerly awaited Samsung smartwatch looks set to make its public debut in early September.

"We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on September 4," Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, told the Korea Times.

Claiming the smartwatch is targeted at young gadget lovers, and that it will start a "new trend" in mobile communications, she revealed few further details about the product apart ...

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Why the new Samsung tablet will be child’s play

The new Samsung tablet will be child's play … literally. But does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids have children's best interests at heart?

The Korean electronics giant is in no doubt. It says the slate is being built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want.

The tablet arrives pre-loaded with top-ranked children's apps and a new Kid's Store targeted at fuelling the educational possibilities of technology for kids.


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Will the ‘smartwatch’ race decide: Samsung or Apple?

Is Samsung better than Apple? The race to develop the smartwatch may go some way towards settling this techno-dispute.

Details of Samsung's new smartwatch, that connects to the internet, have been revealed.

They emerged when the Far East electronics giant applied for US and South Korean trademarks. Samsung calls its Galaxy Gear a wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle in its submission to the US Patent and Trademark Office. ...

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Is Samsung’s upgraded, super-fast Galaxy S4 the answer to its dip?

Samsung has unveiled an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that will transmit data at almost twice the normal speed. But will it help keep Samsung as the world's largest technology firm by revenue, little more than a week after it lost about £12 billion on the stock market? The dip came after experts slashed forecasts for Galaxy S4 sales by as much as 30% after figures revealed the high-end smartphone market reaching saturation. Samsung plans to sell the upgraded phone in its native South Korean market by the end of this month before rolling it out elsewhere. ...

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