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

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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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posted on 02 Jan 2014, 09:51

1. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

No commercial this yr

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:10 2

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 13:07 1

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 15:16 1

25. sipha (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 May 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 01:21

30. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

i think its because of the name "S4"

it means bad luck or somethink like that in corean
perhaps someone knows it...

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 19:51 1

27. MFJ (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2009)

This from a guy using a Droid X :D

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 09:52 5

2. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:02 1

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:09 3

4. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 14:06

20. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:34 1

14. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)

Why what's wrong with rich colurs vs natural...

Enhanced progressive colurs look better than normal. It's called "modify"

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:25 10

7. gamblor77 (Posts: 116; Member since: 26 Apr 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:06 2

11. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

I completely agree with your post.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:36

15. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)

Me to.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:15

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

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 12:43

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Here, take this +1.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 13:00 2

17. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 13:45

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."

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 14:34

22. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 14:39

23. Sauce (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 15:28

26. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:12 1

5. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:14 2

6. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 10:53 1

8. Loubielou (Posts: 555; Member since: 11 Jul 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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:02

9. bedooo70 (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:02 2

10. babalove (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 15:05 1

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 23:06 1

28. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 00:25

29. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 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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