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Samsung Galaxy S5 to come at a low-key MWC event: no Quad HD screen, no eye scanner

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to come at a low-key MWC event: no Quad HD screen, no eye scanner

One of the most anticipated smartphones for 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5, will come at a low-key event at the Mobile World Congress trade show, missing much hyped features like a sharper, Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) screen, and iris scanner, according to an inside source speaking for the New York Times.

Samsung is believed to introduce a new design for the Galaxy S5, as well as improved hardware, but the company’s goal with this launch will be to tap into the corporate segment with improved business features like the Knox security app.

The source has also confirmed that the new Samsung flagship will indeed be called ‘Galaxy S5’, in line with the ‘Unpacked 5’ theme of Samsung’s February 24th keynote. The event will lack the singing, dancing and fanfare of the Galaxy S4 unveiling, for which Samsung hired an orchestra and a theatrical troupe that made a huge show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Interestingly, Samsung is also said to have listened to criticism about the widely perceived to be gimmicky S4 features (like Air View), and has toned them down this time. The Galaxy S4 is said to have underwhelming sales and even to have been outpaced by the Galaxy Note 3, and that might have something to do with the lower-key event this year. A massive 10-year patent deal between Google and Samsung might have also caused this surprising shift in strategy.

Tizen is also allegedly still in the cards, but Samsung is expected to participate in a separate event to present the new operating system.

Finally, whispers are that Samsung will also introduce a new, upgraded version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, along with other devices at Mobile World Congress. We will be there covering the event live for you, so stay tuned.

source: NY Times

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:36 5

1. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Now which rumour should I believe??

I want to believe Eldar Murtazin.. :p

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:39 17

4. Victor.H (Posts: 674; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I'd put my chips on this one.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 14:52 2

54. deewinc (Posts: 319; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Victor, did you confirm that the NY Times insider must have been high on crack before posting this?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:45 1

6. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Another day, another rummor. Don't worry my friend, we survive this

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:19 2

29. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


K b4 I start lemme just clarify that I own Note 3...nt cuz its Sammy but cuz its an amazing product...n i havent used any other flagships except the Note series. An amazing product is an amazing product...no matter who makes it...and yes for the past couple of years I give Sammy credit cuz of the Note series. NOW,,,,

This rumor could actually be credible as Sammy is believed to launch a new F series or so this year to take its flagship mobile place. Also an iris hardware tech innovation is not something Sammy is known for...so no rris scanner (for sure!)...Quad HD or no QHD...dont matter....ur brain dosent know what ur eyes cant see! And in no way can people spot the difference between FHD and QHD on a 5 incher.

Sammy only did fanfare stuff for the S4....not for the S3 or the Note 2....so a low key affair is not something which is gonna push Sammy's brand value down. I am pretty sure anybody who is anybody in the tech and media industry will cover this event no matter how low-budgeted it turns otu to be.

Moreover its episode 1 of the Unpacked event...meaning they mioght not unveil the S5 yet but other products like the Gear or something and the S5 may still turn out to have its own Unpacked event...though I would still prefer the serious approach with a bit of fun mixed in to focus on the corporates instead of song and dance!

Im just sayin....

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:20 1

30. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Just don't believe anything until it's revealed :P This way, it'll save me some headache....

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:04 5

42. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I really hope it comes with a 1080p display and at least a 3200mah battery. We don't need any higher for now! First let's get 4k TVs with 4k content, actually lets first get 1080p content everywhere first as TV providers at least in the UK don't have 1080p content working on all channels!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:37 1

2. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


BOOOO!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:38 4

3. Diego! (Posts: 642; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


WTF??? Is this true? I'm not buying anything then!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:02 10

40. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Because you need QHD and iris scanner? ?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:41 5

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Lol time for Sammy fans to go nuts. I was expecting UHD and some type of scanner....guess not?

A refresh for S4?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:49

7. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


If this turns out to be true then I think this will give rivals like LG, Sony and HTC a chance to bridge the sales gap which can only be a good thing overal for the Android market as it increases competitiveness.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:54 2

8. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


If this turns out to be true then I 'll get from ebay SGS4 E330 32GB and get over with it...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:06 1

14. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I agree. Time to give HTC, Sony and LG some support instead. I am currently on the Sony z2 boat but maybe HTC will be good enough.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:55 1

9. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


That's good news. I hope this rumor turns out to be true. Enough gimmicks Samsung and i will gladly buy your products.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:55 2

10. Dante216 (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Jesus, does PhoneArena HAVE to report EVERY single Galaxy S5 rumor?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:25 10

16. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Well, that's kind or their work, isn't it? LOL

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:24

33. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Gotta milk it.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:58

38. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


HYPE!!! :D

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:02 4

11. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Well, non-QHD is a great thing for me, because otherwise, it would be just an overkill. But WHY NO IRIS SCANNER~?! It would be so cool to see that on S5.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:28 1

17. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I would rather have the "on screen fingerprint scanner". But I doubt about that rumor.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:03 10

12. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


Who cares about res higher than 1080p anyway... + higher the res and additional iris or fingerprint scanners mean more power consumption..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:33 1

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


1080p is perfect now, but in the future I want 4k so all the videos would play natively on it.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:45 1

23. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


Boy, 4k on that small screen.. Even IGZO and LTPS may have problems with manufacturing, it's 800+ ppi...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:03

26. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


every thing in start gets an issue

so no need to worry even samsung had the issue making 1080p amoled display but they did it at last..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:18 1

28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nah, I'm sure SHARP can do it lol. Anyway, who knows what kind of holographic displays we might get in the future

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:02

41. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


No doubt, but 4k on 5" phone will be overkill..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:04 10

13. Tuxedo (Posts: 349; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Haha knew the "iris" scanner gizmo was BS. QHD screen is not worth it imo, not in a 5" display. Hopefully Samsung has spent some time polishing the software.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:17 3

15. Amir1 (unregistered)


then the upcoming xperia sirius looks much more attractive then s5.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:01

39. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Same boat....though I want better battery life than Z1. Boat might end up sinking if thats not the case.

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