By Stephen Schenck | February 20, 2014 12:11 PM
Next Monday, Samsung’s almost sure to announce the Galaxy S 5 at its Unpacked 5 MWC event. Understandably, that launch is a big deal for us, as this is not only a smartphone that millions of fans have been looking forward to, but it’s one that hasn’t been entirely spoiled by pre-launch leaks, and we’re still very curious to learn just how it might arrive. But even if this launch event happens like we’re expecting, there’s still one more chapter in the GS5′s story before it hits the masses: what about Samsung’s retail plans? When might the phone actually go up for sale? We’ve been eying March in general, but lacked any more specificity. Today, we start to tighten up that window a little, narrowing-in on a date right in the middle of the month.
Specifically, one source indicates that sales of the GS5 are slated to begin three weeks from now, sometime around March 13. That’s not a hard date, so maybe we’re looking at more like that Friday or even the following weekend, but the idea here is that we’re talking about the middle of the month, rather than anything closer to April.
One thing we notice this rumor doesn’t address are those allegations that the quad HD premium version of the GS5 might arrive considerably later than a 1080p edition – it just talks about availability in three weeks, full stop. Does that mean that those rumors missed the mark? We’d certainly like to believe as much, but we’re still a little concerned; hopefully, Samsung will set the record straight on Monday.
Source: GSM Arena