The Samsung Galaxy S5 has had a wonderful spring.
After launching earlier this month, the smart phone had a larger opening sales weekend than the iPhone 5S released last September according to some, and has received good reviews from reviewers across the board. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements coming in the rapidly developing smart phone world, and the rumor mill has started to kick up what is next on the table for the Android smart phone maker.
Though the latest version of the Galaxy smart phone series features its best screen yet, a 5.1-inch 1920x1080 Super AMOLED, a new version of the phone could have an even better screen. SamMobile reports that the next iteration of the Galaxy S5 could feature a Quad HD display, as well as a faster processor.
SamMobile says the next release (likely later this year) of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a premium (nicknamed “Project KQ") version and a standard version, the standard being the version currently available.
Though these are just rumors so far, Samsung has hinted that there will be future, more luxurious offerings from the Galaxy line of phones. A recently released trailer from Samsung shows off a glittering Swarovski crystal-encrusted Galaxy S5 with the tagline, “Crystal collection for Galaxy S5.” Sounds like the perfect packaging for some ramped up internal specs.
In the meantime, the smart phone maker has released some hidden tricks on the Galaxy S5.
Here are a couple features you may not have known about on the Samsung Galaxy S5 from the International Business Times.
You can control the screen using a pencil or a gloved finger: The settings can be configured so that the screen is extra-sensitive, even sensitive enough to pick up nontraditional control touches, such as a pencil or fingers in gloves. Here’s how to do it: Go to settings then display, and hit “Increase touch sensitivity.”
Pull up a customized playlist by tilting the screen: When listening to a song on the phone’s music player, tilt the screen into landscape mode, and the player will suggest similar songs to the current one playing from your music library.
Create a “virtual tour” in camera mode: Ever want to show off where you are to you friends? If you’re in camera mode on your S5, select “virtual tour” and then follow the arrows that will be on the screen. These will stitch together a moving picture, similar to a GIF that you can share.
More tips and tricks here.