It’s finally here, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally launched in 125 different countries today across the world. The Galaxy S5 is not alone though, it is launching today with all of it’s friends, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and last but not least the Gear Fit. Now it’s only a matter of time before we get our hands on these devices to review for you guys.

If you have been waiting to purchase an S5 then today is definitely your day, you should be able to head down to your local carrier store and pick one up…maybe. That’s a big maybe actually because these things are already giving rise to massive lines of people all waiting to get their sticky little hands on a shiny new Galaxy S5 or new Gear smartwatch. The full official Samsung press release is available below.

“Samsung Brings Galaxy S5 and New Gear Devices to Global Market

April 11, 2014

The new flagship smartphone and wearables are now available in 125 markets

SEOUL, Korea – April 11, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced the commercial launch of the new Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Gear devices – Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo, and Samsung Gear Fit. The newly launched devices are ready to be on the shelf in 125 countries including the US, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and most Asian markets.

“The refined design and technological innovation of our new Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear devices are the direct result of Samsung listening carefully to what consumers wanted in the next generation of mobile technology.” said JK Shin, CEO & President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We carefully crafted each device to offer a sophisticated, superior mobile experience that let consumers stay connected in their own way to focus on what really matters to them.”

Samsung Galaxy S5
The Galaxy S5 combines the advanced camera with world’s fastest auto focus, superior network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools with S Health 3.0 and enhanced device protection features including IP67 dust and water resistance. New and enhanced Samsung WatchON and Samsung Wallet are available to make the Galaxy S5 experience even more enjoyable and productive. The Galaxy S5 is currently available in charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have taken wearable technology to the next level acting as an extension of a consumer’s daily life with integrated fitness applications, a standalone music player, remote control feature and compatibility with a wide variety of Samsung devices. Both devices offer a slim, lightweight design in a mere 10 mm thickness. The Gear 2 is currently available in charcoal Black, gold Brown and the newly added wild Orange, while the Gear 2 Neo comes in charcoal Black, mocha Gray and wild Orange.

Samsung Gear Fit
The Gear Fit is the perfect blend of style, fitness and convenience for a wearable device like no other. Featuring the industry’s first curved Super AMOLED display; the superior connectivity benefits of Samsung’s wearable technology with custom, real time fitness coaching provides personalized advice and workout recommendations. The Gear Fit is currently available in charcoal Black, mocha Gray, and wild Orange, as well as the newly added supreme Red, cobalt Blue and vital Green.

Along with the product launch, Samsung also released a new global TV commercial, “My Life Powered by Galaxy S5”. The TV commercial highlights how the Galaxy S5 delivers the capabilities that matters most to consumers and enhances lives by focusing on the relevant and meaningful benefits. The commercial was directed by Tarsem Singh, best known for his work on REM’s “Losing My Religion” music video, as well as films including Mirror Mirror, Immortals. The new TV commercial can be viewed at http://youtube.com/samsungmobile.

To further celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S5, Samsung is also offering Galaxy device users the exclusive FIFA 14mobile game. Available exclusively on the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices starting April 11, users will have the unique chance to play against the Samsung Galaxy 11* team as part of a special partnership with EA SPORTS FIFA 14 mobile game. The Galaxy 11 team, which features world-class football players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, will be available in the game’s Ultimate Team mode. Users can attempt to take down the best players in the world, who have also been tasked with saving Earth, for chances to win special FIFA 14 prize packs.

On launch day, Samsung will also provide consumers the unique purchasing experience at selective Samsung Experience Stores around the globe. Through this event, customers will be treated to a premium Galaxy blue carpet and enjoy a variety of exciting activities such as raffles, photo zones, “best dressed” contests, and a flash mob**.

* Galaxy 11 is a global, multi-platform marketing campaign that tells the story of top-class football players around the world in their attempt to save the planet from alien domination in a “winner takes all” match on a virtual football pitch. Revealed in a series of chapters in 2014, the campaign will be brought to life and offer engagement opportunities across Samsung Galaxy devices, online platforms and social media channels.

 

** Please note that activities may differ by store location.”

 

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry