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Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May

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Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for
The Samsung Galaxy F that we keep hearing about lately might not be a metal version of the new, unannounced Galaxy S5, but just an overpriced smartphone based on last year's Galaxy flagship.

Russian insider Eldar Murtazin yesterday tweeted that “Galaxy F” is a condename, not the commercial name of the handset. Reportedly, F stands for “fashion”, and the new smartphone should be an “overpriced” one “based on S4” and featuring a metal body. If that’s the case, the Galaxy S5 will remain Samsung’s only new flagship smartphone for the first half of this year, with the Galaxy F probably being a niche device (who really wants an expensive S4 now, even if it’s made out of metal?).

Eldar also tweeted about the Galaxy S5. According to him, Samsung will not announce its new flagship Android handset at MWC 2014 - despite a previous report from Korea, which quoted a Samsung exec who seemingly confirmed the smartphone’s arrival at the trade fair in February. The Russian insider mentioned that the S5 could go on sale on May 1, so it should be officially presented in March (just like the S4 last year).

It remains to be seen how accurate all this turns out to be. In any case, we will certainly see a Galaxy S4 successor in the near future, as Samsung clearly needs to do something about its recent slow down in smartphone sales.

Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May
Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May

sources: Twitter (1), (2)

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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:15

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1156; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not bad well enough for 10 galaxy fashion phones..

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:35

7. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


As rightly said, another over priced product. I think both Samsung and Apple overprice their product, due to their position in market. Strip them of their position and then, they would kneel down their prices.

I would say "F" is for Fail....

IMO, another brand except Samsung and Apple would be best 'value for money'

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:41 3

8. Astoni (Posts: 529; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I still can't see samsung as overpriced :p. After 3-4 months the phones that are high-end drops in price fast, while apples still at full price.

Freakin 4s is 3 years old and costs almost as much as a note 3 soon does :p.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:35

10. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Am not sure of your location, but here in Asia, Samsung stands second in price next to Apple. Whereas HTC and Sony are rightly priced.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:16 4

4. aayupanday (Posts: 518; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


If that's the case then Go buy an HTC One.
Simple as that

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:21 2

5. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


The F word.. Jus' sayin.. :)

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:34 1

6. fouadqr (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Fail.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:08

9. Bozzor (Posts: 130; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Samsung's shotgun approach has worked well before, but it will need to focus more now: revenue is always a good thing, but margins are what really count and you certainly don't do those any favors with your R&D spread across more and more models...

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:08 1

11. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


F stands for forgettable, in this instance. Assuming the rumor is true, this would just further dilute Samsungs line of Galaxy devices. There are simply too many variants.

Apple tried the 5c and the customers that wanted premium devices were not fooled. Sure, the 5c fits a niche or two, but the overall sales of the phone have not met expectations.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:55

12. CreeDiddy (Posts: 311; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This would line up with potentially Apples release of the iPhone 6. I would love to see both released at the same time and see who win he sales battle. Based on the anticipation I'm seeing it looks like people are more interested to see what Apples next move will be.

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