By Stephen Schenck | January 2, 2014 2:53 PM
With the new year upon us, it’s only a matter of time before the first 2014 flagships start trickling out of the woodwork. It’s no controversial statement to suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 is among the most anticipated of these phones, and we’ve been going through rumors of the handset’s design and launch plans for months now. By this point, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet, we’re starting to get on top things, and those rumors are less about wild speculation, months and months away, and more about very specific time windows that are just a few weeks out. Today, we’re talking about the idea of Samsung introducing the GS5 right around the time of the Mobile World Congress, thanks to the comments of one company exec.
Executive Vice President Dong-hoon Chang, speaking with a South Korean news agency, reportedly confirmed that rumors about an MWC Galaxy S 5 launch were on the mark. That would surely be a lot more plausible than a very early January launch, and not too far ahead of last year’s March 13 GS4 event.
In a separate rumor, we hear this Galaxy F business coming back around. We’d mentioned the rumored family before, supposedly as some kind of super-premium line of Androids with metal bodies (which may be like or unlike the GS5, depending on whom you’re asking), and once again there’s this idea that Samsung could introduce the first of them right alongside the GS5 – and while this rumors mentions March, if what that exec said is accurate, maybe we just might see Galaxy F phones at MWC, as well.