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Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales

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Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales

Citing Samsung insiders, South Korean Joseilbo reports that Sammy may be rushing the release of the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker sales than the company was hoping for internally. That's despite the fact that the tech giant is said to have sold more than 20 million units of its now aging flagship phone. In all fairness, though, signals of a slowdown in the higher-end have been many and common lately, so its not exactly surprising to hear that the Korean manufacturer is hurrying things along – the report claims that the Galaxy S5 may be formally announced in January 2014.


The above, and what's to follow are by no means confirmed, though there's a degree of plausibility in the claims. Those include one of the few scarce details we have on the possible specs of the Galaxy S5, like an alleged 64-bit octa-core Exynos 5430. You read that right, 5430 and not the still minty fresh 5420, meaning that, if true, Samsung will be releasing an even more advanced version of its in-house silicon. The report further touches on a previous rumor – that of an 16MP camera unit with OIS and improved low-light performance, though that one originally referred to a possible new Galaxy F line, said to also feature a metal chassis.


As always, folks, don't jump the gun just yet – these could be wildly inaccurate. That being said, the report does make sense (too much, perhaps, which is always a thing to look out for) – the state of the smartphone space has changed drastically, even in the last few months. Competition is coming from everywhere, and the traditional update cycles are bound to get shorter and shorter, as the situation intensifies, so it certainly makes sense that Samsung gives up the now inadequate 1-year update cycle.


source: Joseilbo via Gforgames

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posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:47 9

1. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Rushing the S4?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:12 21

10. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


you know, PA is rushing, it should be s5... PA where's the quality? You're going the Samsung way..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:46 2

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


Maybe because of weak readership...?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:33 11

17. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Whats wrong with you Phonearena ? Why are you simply Bashing Samsung ?
S3 Released May
S4 Released March !

Is it because week sales of S3 ?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:33 1

31. gregariousguy (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


S3 was released in 2012 while s4 is released in 2013

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:45 7

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


And, according to this report, the S5 will be released January 2014. It looks like they're on a 10-month release cycle.

This isn't exactly unprecedented. From the Nexus One to the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus series was on an 11-month release cycle: January 2010 - December 2010 - November 2011.

Love it though. My contract's up in January, and if rumors about its all-metal body and 64-bit processor (assuming a usable amount of RAM) I'll totally fall for this.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:23 4

35. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


S5 is going to release in 2014 .
Whats problem?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:15 4

48. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


That is the worst idea I have ever heard. "Sales are down because people who have an S3 don't need a new phone ever few months" "BRING OUT ANOTHER". yeah. no.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:48 19

2. phoner (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


phonearena rushing to post that ???
its s5

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:52 17

3. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


"Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S4 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales"

My brain hurts.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:55

4. Arsen (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Hey guys is it worth buying the Galaxy S4 LTE-A version(snapdragon800)? Does it have any problems ?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:00 3

25. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


First check if your carrier supports LTE-A...if you want it just for S800...it's certainly worth every cent.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:17

43. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


It's best.

was meant for #4.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:55 3

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


After reading the headlines....i thought a new improved version of s4 is coming..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:56 2

6. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I thought this post was written by Alan F. when I first read the title.

On topic, I think rushing the release will be a bad move on Samsung. Usually when you rush things, problems tend to happen.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:16 7

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Usually when you rush things, problems tend to happen."

As it happened with iOS 7.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:47 4

20. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I agree with that. I had so many issues with my iPad after I installed the update. Next time I'm gonna wait to install the update.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:06 1

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


My iPhone 5 is still on 6.1.4, I didn't updated it because at the moment I don't use it, it just lives in my drawer. :) Maybe when iOS 7 will be more stable or when jailbreak for iOS 7 will be released, I will try to upddate it to iOS 7 to sniff around due to technical curiosity. :)

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:52

69. User72042 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


You know,I don't Get it,Cause i haven't faced with any kind of issues With my Upgraded iPad,and Even with my new 5s,Everything Seems Normal,I read these posts and i realize that you guys have problem with iOS 7,But I'm Really Ok With it..

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 00:02

65. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


iOS 7 on iPad, iPod Touch & iPhone 5 w/no issues but maybe i'm not as picky.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 06:17

68. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Some people says that on iPad there is even more issues than on iPhone 5 with iOS 7.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:57 4

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


This rushed article headline kind of reminds me of how PA rushes reviews of new phones with no substance just for the sake of being first..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:02 2

26. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It just kind of reminds me how the reporting on this site SUCKS.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:53

33. bucky (Posts: 2696; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Can always go somewhere else

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:29 2

37. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I do go elsewhere.. doesn't make the reporting here suck any less, Bucky.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:00 1

54. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I normally come here for the comment section only. Can't get these kind of commentators elsewhere.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 17:07

64. jael206 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Aye, same here..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:27 3

36. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


To be honest I never ever read reviews from PA not because of rushing but because of low quality/standard..
I visit PA for only all sort of news ..
After gsmarena only anyother site in terms of reviews!

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 06:49

61. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I never trust single source, I always check as much as possible sources and only then I'm making conclusions.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:01 1

8. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


Sammy, bring it on!

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