Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May

Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for
The Samsung Galaxy F that we keep hearing about lately might not be a metal version of the new, unannounced Galaxy S5, but just an overpriced smartphone based on last year's Galaxy flagship.

Russian insider Eldar Murtazin yesterday tweeted that “Galaxy F” is a condename, not the commercial name of the handset. Reportedly, F stands for “fashion”, and the new smartphone should be an “overpriced” one “based on S4” and featuring a metal body. If that’s the case, the Galaxy S5 will remain Samsung’s only new flagship smartphone for the first half of this year, with the Galaxy F probably being a niche device (who really wants an expensive S4 now, even if it’s made out of metal?).

Eldar also tweeted about the Galaxy S5. According to him, Samsung will not announce its new flagship Android handset at MWC 2014 - despite a previous report from Korea, which quoted a Samsung exec who seemingly confirmed the smartphone’s arrival at the trade fair in February. The Russian insider mentioned that the S5 could go on sale on May 1, so it should be officially presented in March (just like the S4 last year).

It remains to be seen how accurate all this turns out to be. In any case, we will certainly see a Galaxy S4 successor in the near future, as Samsung clearly needs to do something about its recent slow down in smartphone sales.

Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May
Rumors: the F in Samsung Galaxy F stands for "fashion", Galaxy S5 might go on sale in May

sources: Twitter (1), (2)

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10 Comments

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2253; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not bad well enough for 10 galaxy fashion phones..

7. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

As rightly said, another over priced product. I think both Samsung and Apple overprice their product, due to their position in market. Strip them of their position and then, they would kneel down their prices. I would say "F" is for Fail.... IMO, another brand except Samsung and Apple would be best 'value for money'

8. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I still can't see samsung as overpriced :p. After 3-4 months the phones that are high-end drops in price fast, while apples still at full price. Freakin 4s is 3 years old and costs almost as much as a note 3 soon does :p.

10. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Am not sure of your location, but here in Asia, Samsung stands second in price next to Apple. Whereas HTC and Sony are rightly priced.

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

If that's the case then Go buy an HTC One. Simple as that

5. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

The F word.. Jus' sayin.. :)

6. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Fail.

9. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Samsung's shotgun approach has worked well before, but it will need to focus more now: revenue is always a good thing, but margins are what really count and you certainly don't do those any favors with your R&D spread across more and more models...

11. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

F stands for forgettable, in this instance. Assuming the rumor is true, this would just further dilute Samsungs line of Galaxy devices. There are simply too many variants. Apple tried the 5c and the customers that wanted premium devices were not fooled. Sure, the 5c fits a niche or two, but the overall sales of the phone have not met expectations.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2115; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This would line up with potentially Apples release of the iPhone 6. I would love to see both released at the same time and see who win he sales battle. Based on the anticipation I'm seeing it looks like people are more interested to see what Apples next move will be.

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