Samsung Galaxy S5 coming at MWC 2014, Samsung exec allegedly confirms

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming at MWC 2014, Samsung exec allegedly confirms
The gentleman you’re seeing in the photo on the left is Dong-hoon Chang. He guided Samsung’s mobile design efforts in the last years, currently serving as EVP and Head of Design Team for the company’s IT & Mobile Communications division, and Head of Design Strategy Team at Samsung Electronics’ Corporate Design Center.

According to Korea’s inews24, Dong-hoon Chang today confirmed that Samsung would unveil its new Galaxy S5 high-end smartphone at MWC this February. Unfortunately, that’s all that the Samsung exec allegedly said.

The Korean publication notes that Galaxy S5 is a “tentative name”, so we may have a surprise when it comes to the handset’s final moniker (although, frankly, S5 seems to be the best choice for the smartphone's official name).

Rumors regarding the features of the new Galaxy appeared countless times until now, suggesting that we should expect to see it having a 64-bit Exynos processor and a 5.25-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) AMOLED display. We also saw a few concepts that envision the Galaxy S5 through the eyes of fans, but there’s no way of telling if any of them resemble the real device.

MWC 2014 debuts on February 24 in lovely Barcelona, so we’re not that far away from finding out if the Galaxy S5 will be announced there. Of course, 'till then, CES 2014 kicks off next week, albeit Samsung will probably not reveal any new smartphones at this show (but it might showcase the Galaxy Gear 2). Whatever happens, we'll let you know!

source: inews24 (translated)

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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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29 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No commercial this yr

12. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Cant wait for the Samsung's Super Amoled QHD 2K Display from world leader of smartphones and next generation super powerful exynos true octa core , uff S5 going to be like S3 when it is released... going to be a blockbluster koreans will do all possible things on S5 to be blockbuster , no doubt about that, all other manufactures can watch samsungs success by selling not more 2 million phones. nobody can stop "KOREAN GIANT"... never underestimate the power of a common man who going to make it BLOCKBUSTER..(not tech sites or tech peoples) .

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The S4 was a bad luck phone for Sammy. The S5 will be a good luck phone for them IF they can fill it with really great bits. Things like the photo sensor from the Note 3 (but with OIS), SD 805 SoC, and, and, and. Scale back the UI bloat. Stereo speakers would be appreciated, too.

25. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

How was the S4 a bad luck phone?? Please explain..

30. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i think its because of the name "S4" it means bad luck or somethink like that in corean perhaps someone knows it...

27. MFJ

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2009

This from a guy using a Droid X :D

2. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Can't wait to try out that QHD screen :D. That alone is definitely worth the upgrade from my current S4

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

a qhd amoled probably, i can't stand those displays. its the only reason i don't have an s4

4. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I tend to like them because the black levels are inky black, while on a lcd screen, they tend to be a bit washed out.

20. DKMDROID

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Agreed my gf has a S3 mini and I have an Huawei P6 and as much as i love the 720p resolution on my phone i still like the SAMOLED on my GFs S3 Mini

14. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Why what's wrong with rich colurs vs natural... Enhanced progressive colurs look better than normal. It's called "modify"

7. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You'd be surprised how many people are whining about not needing higher resolution displays on mobile devices. Saying how "you're not going to notice on such a small screen compared to a TV" and the battery will be horrible. I personally couldn't disagree more. You're holding the thing a foot or two away from your face all day, the TV is 15 feet away. Which one do you think is going to be scrutinized more? The human eye can see over 500ppi at 6" away, contrary to what Apple will tell you with their cheesy marketing gimmicks. So I say bring on the higher res and and we'll all love life. I guarantee people will see the difference and will wonder how they dealt with "measly 1080p" before before that. Not to mention that with more efficient processors and tighter form factors the manufacturers will find a way to balance out the battery life because they are finally acknowledging that it's important to the consumer... At least Samsung and LG and Motorola are anyway.

11. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I completely agree with your post.

15. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Me to.

13. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

agree with you . just because apple does not increase ppi ( lol ) , that doesnt mean it will stop korean giants.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Here, take this +1.

17. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I disagree with your post. 1080p is plenty for 5 inch displays. Any higher and you are really sacrificing perfomance and battery life for a miniscule increase in sharpness. Just because you can put Quad HD displays in a phone doesn't mean you have to.

19. Sauce unregistered

Increases in pixel density are going from impressive technical feats to masturbatory experiments for the sake of marketing strategy. Something I found: "Does increased smartphone resolution help for watching high-def movies? Not at all. To really reap the benefit of 1080p video, you need NO SMALLER than a 40-inch display (and ideally one above 50-inches) to notice anything awesome while sitting at a comfortable distance. In fact, to theoretically reap any benefits of 1080p video on your phone, you'd need to be holding it 6-8 inches from your face. No one holds their phone 6-8 inches from their face."

22. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Not true. It's extremely easy to see the difference between 720p and 1080p even on a 21 inch TV. If you were arguing that you can't tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p, then I might have agreed with you because with a good TV, it may be a little harder to spot. Viewing distance is the most important thing in all of this, not the size of the display. I usually like to sit about 1 foot away for every 10 inches said display has. I sit about 6 feet away from my 65 inch TV, about 2 feet away from my 21 inch monitor and I usually hold the S4 about 7 inches away from my face when I'm gaming, browsing or viewing videos, typically when I have it landscape mode, further if I'm typing and such. Only time I have it a foot or further from me it when I quickly glance at a text. The Nexus 7 is the one I browse at about a foot away from me. But the added resolution will be really noticeable.

23. Sauce unregistered

Very nice. Thanks for adding some education to my stance. I agree with your post.

26. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Yes, it's easy to differentiate 720p and 1080p on a phones, the Moto X and HTC One is a very good example of this and you don't need a 40 or 50 inch tv to enjoy 2k/1080p. Just like you won't need a 40 inch display to see the difference of 4k/2160p. Content is extremely important too. Seeing a 720p content on a 1080p or 1440p display, won't be any different than viewing it on a 720p phone.

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I wish I could go to one of those MWC's. I have never seen high-end phone, tablet or any tech live. Since S3. LOL I just love to see and use all those tablets and phones. D: Can't wait for S5.

6. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

not a big Sammy fan but I can tell that phone will be raising the bar.

8. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Looks like Samsung are Really going to Shock the Others with a Phone that will really be Hard to Match or even Compete With,so Glad there keeping people away from Glance of it seeing it,i wonder if we even get the New Galaxy Gear Watch included in the Package,to get the Samsung watches more Popular with Consumers,i good idea to make it more popular the Samsung Galaxy S5

9. bedooo70

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

what about the samsung galaxy F ? will it come in the same date as the galaxy S5 ?

10. babalove

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

in 2015 they'll be saying 4K is unecessary for smartphones as 1440p is more than enough.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That was fast thought they were not going to announce it till May.

28. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

So that guy is the head of design team....i thought they never had one!

29. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

you see all these big words that mean nothing, it will be slightly faster than the G2~ Samsung isn't known for releasing flawless phones that do not lag. Or maybe they finally packed enough crap in their devices to run that disgusting OS

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