Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor round-up: release date, price and specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor round-up: release date, price and specs
If there's anything in the mobile industry that we can feel certain about, that's the fact that Samsung is to announce its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, very, very soon. It is rumored that the South Korean giant is going to be among the first companies in 2014 to unleash a new top-shelf smartphone, and we can't wait to see what it's really going to look like! Well, exactly what it's going to offer, and whether it will have something to truly wow us with... that we don't know, but there is already a good number of rumors, leaks and indications, all of which can be used to paint an almost believable image of the Galaxy S5.

We've already come across tons of leaks dealing with the Galaxy S5's release date, as well as some of its technical characteristics, such as its supposed screen size, CPU and camera, and in we're bringing it all together right here. Feel free to browse through the following slideshow gallery, where you'll learn more about what's going to be one of the most-discussed smartphones of 2014!

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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)



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I dont need 2K display but its going to be awesome. Samsung have to change UX and need to change plastic design... I hope they improve their battery tech we need it :D

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But I want 4k damn it.

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

we dont have it. could you accept 32K which is special for you

33. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I need 1200ppi .. that is the ppi where average people will stop dofferentiation between an object and display. but i need 48bit pannel and a full visual spectrum gammut. 178 degree viewing angle with no glow effect and perffect gamma and colour reproduction, 6500k temp. 5000:1 native contrast. with absolite black level.

44. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Kindly wait for 10 or more years before getting your hands on a smartphone like that. And better start savin money now. :)

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Probably in 2015. Note 5.

22. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I thought I saw a guy carrying a box with next-year's Samsung top-of-the-line smartphone. I mean, the box had "Samsung" all over it. Turns out he was holding a Samsung 22" TV. I knew it was going to have a bigger screen, but this would be really, really hard to fit in a pocket.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

That was about as funny as cancer.

35. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

thats what steve jobs said

43. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Really. WORST attempt at cracking a joke EVER.

59. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Funny, cuz this other day i saw this dude walking around with, what i thought was a sword, but actually it was the iPhone 17s

72. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

I just want Samsung change crappy TouchWiz.

45. TheOnlyMeta

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

A 2K display is actually a 1080p display. This "rumoured" display is 1440p or 2.667K. The "K standard" was created by manufacturers of 2160p ("4K") displays, as a way of communicating to consumers the idea that it was 4 times as good as 1080p, by using the horizontal resolution instead of the vertical resolution. A 4K display has 3840 pixels horizontally (almost 4K!). Of course, it *is* 4 times as good; as it has twice the resolution in both directions. I agree with your statement that a 1440p display is unnecessary at this point. With devices of this size it's difficult to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. It would be great for all high end devices to simply adopt the 1080p standard from now on. However if a 1440p display on a phone would start encouraging manufacturers of TV and laptop displays to start making some higher resolution tech then I'm all for it. 1366x768 seems to be sticking around though, as much as I hate it.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy S 4 already has a 2K display and so does the Note 3. But you probably didn't know that? 1920x1080 is consider a 2K display, while 2560x1440 is considered 2K HD.

64. Teja171 unregistered

I think sammy is somewhat good in Battery Tech.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1475; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

1080p screen is good enough for me, i'm just waiting for the new metal design and camera mostly, and of course a bigger battery.

3. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

"The Galaxy S4's 8 MP camera is still among the very best around" You meant S3's ? S4 have 13 MP camera :o

6. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Sorry, we meant the GS4's 13 MP camera!

16. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Samsung S4 "Active" comes with 8 MP shooter.

55. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

My s3's camera still gets the job done anyway. Really hope the S5 will be as durable as my s3


Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

what about waterproof?

32. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

S5 Active? Man, I hope the S5 Zoom won't come.

58. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Buy a SONY Z1/Z1s. I still enjoy my water proof phone

5. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

2K is way to early!! I didnt enjoy watching 1080p on my Z ultra now after I watched 4K Elysium Trailer on it!! can we produced first more 4K content before this 2K stuff to happen, even apps and games still on the 1080p side or worst 720p still!!!

74. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Technically, apps are screen size sensitive since Android 3, not resolution sensitive. At least, if the dev spent a few minutes using the proper API's. :)

8. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Samsung is going to put up that $hitty Exynos 5 Octa processor in the Asian market version of S5/Note 4, thus denying 4K video recording and LTE.

13. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Probably what bugs me the most about the Samsung devices, along with Touchwiz.

9. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Don't rush out a product in haste

10. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I just want it to be metal not plastic and with a bigger battery and its fine for me me.

11. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

How can Sammy fail with the s5? Even if it comes with just a few upgraded internals to match or outshine the note 3 it will be a good phone. The note 3 is sitting up there all high and mighty without anyone coming close to it. So yes the gs5 will definitely be mind blowing. One thing I hate about Android manufacturers is the screen resolution pump. With all this resolution for a phone to push no matter how much hardware power is under the hood the speed will not be faster than previous models. That is why the iPhone always feels faster than android phones. I believe the resolutions are just too high and take a lot of processing power(gpu). All iPhone games run below 720 p thus making the games way smoother. it's not just about optimization anymore. Android phones are doing too much work which is not necessary. Leave the screen at 1080p so we can feel the speed in the new hardware.

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