Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘to Launch in Early 2014’

Samsung’s highly awaited Galaxy S5 could be launched in February, reports say.

The Korean tech giant allegedly plans to release the successor to its extra-popular Galaxy S4 smartphone as early as in February, amid speculation that the novelty could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic. Photo: Mr Nam/Flickr

As Korean news agency ET News claims, manufacturing of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Vietnam is scheduled for January 2014, with a prospects of releasing the device at the end of the quarter.

These rumors mean an acceleration of Samsung’s normal release process, reinforcing speculations among analysts that slow sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have forced the Korean tech company to bring forward plans for its new handset.

ET News also reveals that the new version of the famous flagship will be introduced in two versions. The premium version is presicted to feature metal chassis and flexible screen, while the lower-end version will have a plastic casing and a regular screen, reports The Telegraph.

The publication adds that unlike Apple’s latest smartphones, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, the specifications of the two version of the S5 handsets will be identical.

The display size has been previously reported to be around 5 inches, feature Super AMOLED technology alongside with a pixel density of around 560ppi.

“The report also said that the next Galaxy S smartphone will be released alongside Galaxy Gear 2, which is highly unlikely since Samsung just released the smartwatch last September,” The International Business Times writes.

“The unpopular Galaxy Gear has not turned many heads as the company reportedly generated only 50,000 sales. Thus, a successor may be unnecessary.”

Earlier this month, reports surfaced claiming that the Korean firm intends to released its highly awaited Galaxt S5 next year with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges of the device.

According to the concept, the idea is that the user will be able to read messages from an angle. By the way, Samsung previously reported that each side of the display would operate independently.

A prototype of its Youm flexible display technology was unveiled by the Galaxy maker at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“Youm uses OLED display technology, and is designed to bring out better colours and contrast with an extremely thin form factor,” explains The Telegraph.

“Samsung Galaxy S5 will pack 64-bit processor as Samsung and ARM confirmed last week that it will soon launch a 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 CPU chips in 2014. The ARM official said that the new processor will be similar to iPhone 5S’ 64-bit A7 CPU. This is also what Samsung exec JK Shin said in his statement last September,” The International Business Times reveals.

“Some of the other most probable features to be packed on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 are 16MP ISOCELL camera and 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD and 560 ppi resolution. On Samsung’s annual Analyst Day, it announced that its smartphones arriving in 2015 will pack Ultra High Definition 4K displays. Samsung Galaxy S5 will also pack the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS heralding new Android features,” the publication adds.

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