Liveblog: Samsung's Unpacked 5 event (could it be the Galaxy S5?)

Liveblog: Samsung's Unpacked 5 event (could it be the Galaxy S5?)
It's time. Samsung is about to hold its Unpacked 5 event, here at MWC 2014, and you know what we're all expecting to see on that event. That's right - the mythic Galaxy S5 - an epic smartphone that should arrive to become the latest iteration of what's probably the most successful Android smartphone line.

Separated from the noise and bustle of MWC, Samsung has occupied its own corner of Barcelona - the Centre Convencions Internacional - and it's dedicating this space to Unpacked 5. Well, judging by all the preparation and the lovely setting, this is just bound to be an exciting event!

EVENT START TIME: 2 PM ET | 1 PM CT | 12 PM MT | 11 AM PT | 7 PM GMT | 8 PM CET

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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54 Comments

55. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

apart from the heart rate monitoring accessory there is nothing new. Do not know who is going to play with heart rate monitor.

54. BillyBoy

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Now sony has a nice shot to make a splash. For the first time. Same for htc. Samsung S5 can be HTC's savior.

53. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

No price point on the Gear 2, Neo, or Fit?!.. I can understand not giving a price on the G5

52. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Not a smartphone at all

51. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Feels like a retread. Becoming cyclical like Apple. This phone is not exciting.

50. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

"Download booster" new feature combines LTE with Wi-Fi Look ... now you can blow your data limits even while on wifi! Water resistant! wow.... too bad it isn't ugly resistant!

49. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

The dotted back design is F*ing ugly. Thank god I got the note 3. What the HLL were they thinking. Please be a premium model and make this the garbage model... otherwise... Apple is about to dominate even more...

48. techaman unregistered

They are not listening at all we want design we don't want plastic ugly crap now you just made every customer in the world mad don't want to buy this and it's Major biggest flop in the end Samsung

47. techaman unregistered

And now officially committed business suicide by releasing this ugly phone

46. techaman unregistered

Ok he'll f ing no it's ugly as duck no one will buy this am getting HTC or nothing

44. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Late by 5 mins, that means "some song" is still patching the phone.lol

43. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

42. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

I bet the nexus5 will still overall be the best

41. Dj_Yawar

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

well now expecting same old plastic and minor design changes

38. lalajani

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Bla bla bla GTS(go to sleep)

32. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I bet Samsung's S5 won't be able to beat the Z2.

31. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Ntng spl in s5 designing...chinise designers are 100 times better than koreans engnrs.i m sure it will be a big flop event,if it is real s5 than its my promise u samsung that z2 will sell like a hot cake following lg g3 and htc one 2 u r no whr in my taste....gud night fds

29. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

i think the design would be different bcoz s5 is waterproof ..that is it will not hav that plasticky leather back as on note 3.....

26. geordie8t1 unregistered

i really hope these are not real, or are at least the cheaper varient of the s5, i have been a samsung fan since s2, had s3, was happy to upgrade to s4 even though the design changes were fairly small, however, looking at this device, makes me feel like it is only an updated s4 with very little or no design consideration taken into account, rumour has it that there is 2 devices to be shown, so i am hoping that the S5 premium will also show its head tonight, and that they have in fact changed the design language or i am afraid my money will go to one of the other companies this year. it is to similar to the past 2 devices to be considered a flagship, much like sony z2, its just a slight tweak to the hardware and then charge premium rates for already in use current tech. i will wait and see before complaining, the one saving grace is the addition on micro usb 3.0 port like note 3, but that is really not anything to get excited about when designing a new device.

24. melcruz66

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

I hope the S5 has better features than the Z2. If not im buying the Z2

23. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Facepalm incoming

20. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Disapointment!! Sammy FugLY GS5..Samfung's design team sucks BADLY...But i still hope that those leaked pics aren't legit...But it doesnt seem dat way..

19. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

If the crap design is true than I'll be looking into sony z2..but ill probably have to jump ship to get it since I doubt It will be heading to sprint

17. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Flop event ugly s5

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Whatever, just bring it on and we'll see. If the S5 really looks like the ugly one in the leaked picture today, you're out, Samsung.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's what u said last year but they end up selling 40 mil units. I'll take your insult as a good luck charm ;)

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I don't care with those 40 million buyers, I only care about Samsung's design. They'll have to change the design to get even more than 40 millon buyers. The Wave I, II, and III is still the best Samsung design ever, and they should have implement that design on their flagship line.

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

So? What does that 40 million buyers have to do with this? The most important things on a phone are the features, design, hardware and user experience, not sales. With that being said, I still think that Samsung needs to catch up on the design of their phones, they improved a bit on their Note line with the faux leather back which is a welcome edition but they still need to improve more. Just look at Sony, HTC, LG, Oppo, Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE, their phones look good. Samsung should learn from them. The Samsung phones that have good designs in my opinion are the Wave series, Galaxy S2, and the Note 3. That's all.

28. 1701nino unregistered

Yea,but if look closely samsung was not happy with their sales numbers,it showed that their growth started to decrease,for any great tech company thats a huge warning,i mean just look at nokia or blackberry they had huge sales numbers but when the boat started to sink it turned into titanic.I think todays flagship can't have just features,people demand great and quality design,most people(non tech) consider smartphones fasion accesories,thats why you see sony and apple rise,htc barelly but it is a shift.

11. Patorikku

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Excited only to watch the samflop.

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