Galaxy S 5 launch window specified in latest rumor


We’ve heard quite a few theories on just when Samsung might make the follow-up to this year’s Galaxy S 4 available, and while the specifics have fluctuated, one theme still seems to pervade: early, early, early. But just HOW early? While some claims have looked to a January launch announcement, today’s rumor could be just a little more conservative, describing a Galaxy S 5 that could go up for sale in February or March.

Supposedly, Samsung would get mass production started during January, though there’s no mention here of when the actual announcement might come.

As for the hardware itself, the expected 64-bit Exynos chip is mentioned, as well as the same 3GB of RAM we see in the Galaxy Note 3. This source also describes a 16MP main camera, but then the specs start getting away from us a little, with reports of a way too big 4,000mAh battery.

It sounds like a metal frame is still in the running, and the phone may use a five-inch unbreakable OLED display based on the same tech from the Galaxy Round – though we’re not expecting it to be curved.

Finally, alongside the Galaxy S 5, Samsung could be planning to introduce its new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch – besides being a bit thinner than the first one, we don’t have details on specifics.

Update: Looking through the roughly translated source again, it seems there’s mention of the possibility of a cheaper version of the GS5 arriving alongside the metal one, featuring a plastic shell.

Source: ET News (Google Translate)
Via: Unwired View


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