Bloomberg: Galaxy S5 might be priced lower than usual, coming with sharper 5.2" display, and a larger battery

Bloomberg: Galaxy S5 might be priced lower than usual, coming with sharper 5.2
Citing "a person with direct knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg pins the screen size of the upcoming Galaxy S5 to be 5.2 inches - no ifs, buts or maybes. That's a tad larger than the panel of the S4, and a diagonal that's been bandied about many times before.

The renowned business publication also calls the S5's display "sharper," likely meaning a higher resolution will be in store, just as speculated. Given that the S4 has a 1080p screen, we'd wager to say that a Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) display might indeed be in store for us, come Monday's Unpacked event at the MWC. If this resolution pans out, Galaxy S5 will be the first major brand-name manufacturer to announce a QHD flagship. The best part is that you'll probably be able to put your hands on its insane 560ppi pixel density as soon as next month, if Samsung release date habits are any indication.

Bloomberg goes on to say that the S5 is tipped to come with an "improved battery and camera," too, which is arguably an indirect confirmation that the phone could be equipped with a higher resolution, 16 MP camera, and a bigger battery. So far it reads like a recipe for success, but Bloomberg cites another source, this time on the carrier side, saying that "Samsung hasn’t given carriers a selling price yet amid a debate about whether the new phone should be cheaper than previous S models."

This last point certainly sounds like music to our ears, but we wouldn't put much faith into it, until an S5 flagship pops up for, say, $150 on contract. With a cheaper than usual price, Samsung will boost its diminishing Galaxy S line shipments and please analysts, while carriers and end users will get to pay less - sounds like a triple whammy, but let's not put the cart before the horse just yet. You can bet we'll be there for the official unveiling next Monday, and will cover every nook and cranny of the Galaxy S5 for your geeky pleasure.

source: Bloomberg

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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63 Comments

1. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

My next phone :D

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Very possibly mine, too :)

27. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

If the rumors of a higher priced galaxy F line are true I can see the galaxy S line getting a little cheaper.

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's a Bloomberg so fake rumor. I mean price.

3. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Worthy succesor to replace my Note 2. At least it sounds like it will be...

17. CMonster

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I'm considering replacing my Note 2 with this as well. If all holds true in this article, it sounds like it could be an adequate replacemnt. Although, I do wonder if there will be any mention of a "Note 4" or equivalent at the unpacking event. I haven't noticed much talk of one, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Good luck to you! :)

62. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

Look at the apple site. That's the right place to look.

48. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yup-per. If OIS is included, once the S5 is shipping on VZW, one will be headed my way.

4. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Another winner from samsung! no other phone can compare, until the note 4 launches

45. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

We'll see what other manufactures gt in storw for us first

54. givemespecs unregistered

Really...how do you know this until it is launched? Even if these are the specs, what about the design or materials used?

63. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

"Another winner from samsung!" You must be blind my friend.....

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung will become the next htc.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We haven't heard that over and over again for the last couple of years. Then every quarter they sell more than double the smartphones of anyone else, and your but hurt doubles.

11. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

really?

26. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Even if they do, they will still outsell Apples 4 incher so 2 yr ago phone.

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Mxy's comments are already the next Blackberry....

6. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

I can't wait for this phone whatever that will be I will buy.

7. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Samsung will show again the phones of phones! ;) It will be just fantastic, 2 steps ahead of any other manufacturer.

8. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Nothing really exciting

12. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nothing really confirmed. Do you get excited by rumors?

39. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Lol tell that to everyone else that's claiming this will be their next phone. They too don't know for sure what's in store for the s5, or is it because it's samsung?

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Probably because Samsung has never skimped out on anything. They are the opposite of Apple and try to give you everything crammed into their flagship. The haters will champion minimalism as superior but Samsung fans want their cake and to eat it too. Apple just uses minimalism as an excuse to give you less so they have a higher profit margin. I do have a feeling that Samsung is going to skimp out this time though so they can recoup some of the money they have to give Apple. And they seemed to go all out with the GS4 with the broadway stuff but are reigning it in a little by going to MWC this time. Either way, it's safe to assume Samsung won't let anyone upstage them in the specs department, except maybe for the GS5. So it's easy to see why Samsung fans know that they are buying it. We shall see February 25th.

10. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Hopefully my next phone[off contract] ..But these things are always much more expensive here in Africa than Europe or USA.. You would think its the other way around, considering you know...

13. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Gonna wait to see what the Note 4 has to offer.

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, my next device has to be a 6 incher....5 inch screens seem small now, to me...

61. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

5.2 inches is part of an overall package. 5.2 inch with QHD resolution, SD800 and OIS camera sensor would be a pretty attractive offering. Depending on how long it takes to get to VZW, the GS5 could be my next smartphone.

14. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

I'll stay away from Samsung and Touchgizz.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah. You probably should. You might also want to stay away from fast cars, guns and sharp objects. Lay off the lead paint and mercury, too.

49. g2a5b0e unregistered

Damn, Ted! You firing on all cylinders today!

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