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Samsung Galaxy S5 sped up for January tease: 64-bit Exynos, 16 MP OIS camera in a metallic body

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sped up for January tease: 64-bit Exynos, 16 MP OIS camera in a metallic body


A Korean publication ran by former Samsung employee is reporting that the company has held meetings so as the next Galaxy S5 flagship edition be brought forward.

In fact, Naver cites insiders who claim that the Galaxy S5 would be teased as early as January 2014, and be announced the next month, in February. That coincides with the MWC expo, and it doesn't seem far fetched that Samsung is going to unveil something major around those dates. The rush is apparently due to sagging sales of the Galaxy S4, the sources claim, and Samsung has decided to shorten the life cycle to 9 months instead of the usual eleven or so, and this reason we heard mentioned by another Korean publication just two days ago.

There's never been so much competition to the previously unchallenged Galaxy line flagships as this year, and apparently Samsung has decided to strike back earlier than anybody else. To show that they mean business, the insiders claim, Samsung is ready to equip the Galaxy S5 with a 64-bit Exynos processor, 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, fingerprint scanner, and the speculated Design 3.0 phase metallic chassis.

All of these we've heard already to be announced or in the works by the company, including the gamechanging (for Samsung) chassis made of metal, so the unknowns are how it will all be put together in a design that is different than anything shown by Sammy so far. We've no qualms about the top-shelf 2014 specs, just very curious about the final decisions of the so far fairly orthodox Samsung design team.

source: Naver 

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posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:02

1. QuadFace (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Better Run!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:13

6. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Yeah!!! A metallic body will add a premium feel to the phone. It will be more aristocratic. A better camera then the S4 means a perfect camera:)

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:27 11

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Personally, I would trade a metal body for the ability to swap (on-demand) the battery and expandable memory chips. I hope Sammy doesn't eliminate the swappable battery and memory upgrade. Also, without 4+ Gb of RAM, the 64-bit addressing is not exactly compelling. But OIS for the camera is quite compelling. I wonder when the GS5 is going to be available on VZW?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:04 4

19. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Metal body =/= non removable back.

The Galaxy S Captivate HAS a metal back AND a micro SD AND a removable battery,

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:05 1

29. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Best of both worlds. I can't say I really care about swapping batteries, but it's nice to have the option.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:23

33. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Metal back not a unibody design. Big different

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:33 2

26. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


let me say this out clear. B.S! none of this is actually happening. we will see another plastic junk with physical home button.
if any of you want to be optimistic about android future, look at sony and htc.
samsung makes bad phone with flying specs and lg copies them.
moral of android life.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:28 6

47. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Such butthurt ,poor you

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:27

68. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


lol well when s5 comes out, just think about my comment and you will feel sorry that you believed in a bad company.
been there, done that. telling you, dont believe in samsung. they are nothing but money leeches.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:07 2

58. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


I think you don't recognize Samsung's strategy. They want to create the "Uber-Smartphone" that contains all the unique things other Android manufacturers offer their customers. That means they want to offer such a cool design like the HTC One, combined with the camera-system from Sony. To keep it short: Samsung does what it can do best: copy the competition shamelessly.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 01:01 2

63. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


you have really gone insane. never to full retard

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:34

69. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


As a customer ,that is what i want - a perfect device .Who care if A copy B (or in reverse)

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:32 1

60. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I also don't care about a metallic body! I want matte polycarbonate or composite materials like carbon fiber and kevlar.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:59

62. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


the 64-bit is just for marketing purpose. They don't want to lose the hype game to Apple. Everyone knows there are not much practical benefit in mobile. anyway's it doesn't mean that it will harm to get 64-bit SOC.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:14

31. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I think Samsung should go all out on the materials to show everyone how a premium smartphone with premium hardware of the future and not yesteryear's hardware should be constructed - they should do the following:

Construct a phone entirely of shatterproof glass (front and back) with a screen size not less than 5.3", neatly encased with a gold-plated outer bezel and under the hood their should then be a 64-bit Octo-Core 3.2 gHz processor with not less than 6GB of RAM. Some of the other features should include a 20MP Camera with OIS and the rear side and on the front side a 5MP Camera for video calls and include full biometric security features (not just a finger). Samsung should also include a Gear 2 smartwatch as part of the deal. This should silence those Sammy haters that would rather settle for a tiny 4.01" delicately breakable quasi-Phone with quasi security (Although, those people more than likely will be broken out of their proverbial "Jail" at some point!!).

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 21:19 1

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


And I bet you expect to pay no more than $200 on contract or $649 full retail for such a miraculous device also, right?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 21:43 2

43. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Lol 3.2ghz octa core in a phone what are you smoking. Try back in 3-4 years MAYBE.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:47

61. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I think you meant to reply to Dorothy, not me.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 23:55

57. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


And I thought Hans has gone insane! It sounds like you want to force the world to share your opinion about Samsung....I am glad that I don't have to live in your world of hatred....

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:00

44. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Metallic chassis adds a premium feel but price may be much more than previous models.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:34

14. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I wonder what processor the us version will have.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:53 2

36. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Snapdragon 600 equivalent to the s4 pro so it will be a glorified snapdragon 800.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:50 3

22. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Sounds like a killer phone. Samsung's strategy clearly is to deny any other Android manufacturer something special. I think that Sony is the only company that is able to challenge Samsung on the Android platform because Sony is really a high tech company that is able to develop every part of the smartphone itself. But lets see what is going to happen next year!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:11

30. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Exactly i absolutely refuse to buy another samsung product for various reasons.. . I would love to see a top end sony phone on Verizon!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:02 2

2. tempdogg74 (Posts: 87; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


Dam it SammmmmmmmmmmmmSung just got my Note 3. Still gonna rock it till Note 6.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:49

27. hellonerds (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


same here just got the note 3... ill rock it till note 5.. in tech something new will alway come out.. plus they are going to start with that 64bit that will take sometime for apps to convert to it or wont really need it as of now.. its all about the experience and how things run... dont get all caught up on this spec stuff lol...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1aLqMJPQC4&list=FLq-kIrZDNl_GWRDNXwudCYw&index=1

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:29

48. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


You are a warrior. i buy 2 or 3 phones every 6 months-12 months.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 01:05

64. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


LOL!!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 01:41

65. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


2-3 doesn't mean high end, last 3 was a nexus 5, a zopo zp980 (wanted a chinese phone) mid summer and an lg options l9 in August. Next device will be a nexus 5 and then I want to get my 2nd phablet eventually. I had the original Galaxy Note for a while.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 12:10

70. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


one of your last 3 was a nexus 5 but your next device will be a nexus 5?

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