Samsung Electronics Levant and CTC Launch the 5th Generation of GALAXY S Series Smartphone and Gear Devices in Lebanon


Samsung Electronics Levant, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, and CTC (Cherfane Tawil & Co.), the authorized distributor of Samsung Electronics in Lebanon, announced the launch of the GALAXY S5, Samsung’s latest smartphone and the second generation of Gear devices at a press conference held at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut.

The Galaxy S5 is designed while keeping consumers’ needs in mind, to offer a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use, and deliver new technologies exclusive to Samsung for smartphones, including; Snapdragon processer 801 2.5GHz (This is for LTE version)  3G processor is Exynos 5 octa core  (1.9GHz Quad core + 1.3 GHz Quad core), the heartbeat monitor, the download booster for speedy download of any content or application, and the Ultra Power Saving Mode feature that offers up to 24 hours of battery life when the indicator reaches 10%.

Mr. Bumsuk Hong, President of Samsung Electronics Levant said during the event: “Today we launch the 5th generation of the GALAXY S smartphone series in the Lebanese market, and we are proud to announce that Lebanon is one of the countries that will launch the GALAXY S5 before the global launch, reaffirming Lebanon’s promising market position”.

“Samsung aims through the GALAXY S5 to elevate the smartphone experience, from its innovative performance technologies synchronized with our daily lives, its iconic design with essential and useful features, and its fast network connectivity, allowing the consumer to download and share content faster than ever, in addition to many more smart features”, he added.

Mr. Eddy Cherfan, CEO of CTC (Cherfane Tawil & Co.), said: “We are in an era where technology is advancing every day, and the consumer needs to keep up with that pace with their aspirations, needs and ability to inspire and innovate, and that’s what the Samsung GALAXY S5 is offering to its users, it combines advanced camera, fast network capabilities, and dedicated fitness applications”.

Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important smartphone features today. The new Galaxy S5 offers superior camera functionality, featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos.

The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds and the advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), reproduce natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances. Also 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 (DOF) effect.

The Galaxy S5 offers the most advanced LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance available today, ensuring blazing fast data speeds for unrivaled media consumption and productivity.

The Galaxy S5 supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, and supporting the large number of LTE frequency with LTE Category 4 standard. For consumers seeking an even faster connection, the Galaxy S5 now features Download Booster (Download Booster is only available on the LTE version), an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously. No matter where a consumer is, the Galaxy S5 will help ensure they have the fastest available connection.

With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 offers more tools to help people stay fit and well.  It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.  Galaxy S5 users can further customize their experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation Gear products for real-time fitness coaching.

The Galaxy S5 blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests. The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look. Its new sleek, contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold, to complement the style of the individual consumer.

The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant. It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.

Samsung also announced three new additions to the Gear series: The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offer consumers enhanced connectivity and a completely integrated approach for the most personal wearable experience. The Samsung Gear Fit, featuring the industry’s first curved Super AMOLED display, offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available today, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.