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Tip of the hat: Samsung's Galaxy 5 vs. the rest of the smartphone pack

Tip of the hat: Samsung's Galaxy 5 vs. the rest of the smartphone pack

Several new smartphones were unveiled at Mobile World Congress this week, but the new Galaxy 5 garnered the most attention

Samsung on Monday added the much anticipated Galaxy S5 to its flagship line of smartphones during an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Now the company must prove that the smartphone can successfully take on several new high-end Android devices unveiled by other manufacturers at the show.

Samsung hopes the updated device, which ships in April for a still-undisclosed price, can help it regain the slight loss in its share of the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Analysts say the new device is an evolutionary, not revolutionary, addition to the high-end smartphone market. Samsung particularly touted the device's fingerprint scanner and its built-in heart rate monitor.

Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to Jacob Kastrenakes of The Verge for his examination of the available data to compare the Galaxy S5 to key competitors like the Google Nexus 5, Nokia's Lumia Icon and the Sony Xperia Z2. In his story, Samsung's Galaxy S5 takes on the top smartphones around, Kastrenakes concludes that while the new Samsung device will likely "succeed on name alone," there are as yet no indications that it will stand out from the crowd.

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