We’ve got one week to go until Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona, where if we get our wish, the company might well unveil the Galaxy S 5. Unlike the HTC M8, which has already leaked six ways from Sunday, the Galaxy S 5 still has an air of mystery to it: we’ve yet to get a convincing look at the hardware itself, and even basic questions about the components making up the handset are muddled by contradictory evidence. Despite all we still don’t know, anticipation for the Galaxy S 5 exceeds the M8, and now even carriers are joining in, acknowledging the still-unannounced smartphone.
Over in Germany, carrier O2 has launched a sign-up page for more information on the Galaxy S 5 – well, it may not use the phone’s name directly, but references to the Unpacked event, the number 5, and news from Samsung make it perfectly clear just which phone we’re talking about. O2’s collecting names interested in receiving information once it arrives, much in the same way a carrier might do following a phone’s launch but before specific retail availability is announced; it’s just odd to see a carrier jump the gun like this, before any manufacturer confirmation at all.
Much like us, O2 is expecting that news to come very shortly, and advises customers that more information should be arriving by the end of the month.