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

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:58

Now that 2014 is here, it looks like it's time to start thinking about the next-gen smartphones this year is bound to bring us. Well, if there's anything we feel certain about, that's the fact that Samsung is to release its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in just a few months...

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posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:04

30. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

You are wrong. Many highly publicized websites, such as AnAndTech does a thorough investigation of all smartphones and tablets and compare CPU and GPU. Sunspider, Sunspider Javascript, Mozilla Kraken, Google Octane, Browsermark are all CPU tests.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 08:10

67. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

just test not experience, iphone 5 scored just half of gs4 but game and everything is same, and however ios is smoother

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 08:13 1

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Bring it on Sammy.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 08:23 1

15. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Not a fan of Samsung by any means, but the possibility of a metal device with a 64 bit processor and the 4GB of RAM to actually support it is pretty breathtaking. I just hope they do something about the battery life. If they did I would strongly consider leaving my Motorola and HTC devices behind and switch over to the Samsung Bandwagon.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 09:12 1

17. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Honestly, I wish Samsung would move a little bit away from the pure spec race and concentrate on making day to day use better. Their features tend to be on the highly gimmicky side, and the sort of thing that gets used a handful of times and then forgotten about.

I'd much prefer that they work on the core user experience, and bring Touchwiz up to date in regards to aesthetics and overall functionality. It is falling way behind of other OEM skins as well as the competition.

The metal body sounds nice, but isn't quite needed. I think they just have to work at making their plastic approach more attractive. Take a look at Nokia devices, plastic but beautiful. I think Samsung just needs to be not afraid of adding a smidge of thickness to their devices.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 09:55 1

18. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Wow interesting spec rumors. Samsung is always pushing the bar higher with numbers and specs which is nice, but hopefully battery life gets the ultimate push in the future.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 14:27

20. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

1440p = automatic PenTile. Which means we'll have those green tints on the screen.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 07:02 3

27. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Galaxy S4 was pentile too. But it could produces even higher colour accuracy than LCDs.

They've overcome that problem ever since Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:50

21. taikucing (unregistered)

Better CPU, camera, RAM, bla bla bla.... but the battery is still 10 hours life.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 06:59

26. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


posted on 11 Dec 2013, 08:40

29. aybabtu (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

What I really would like to see from company that makes household appliances is integrated induction cooker in the next model.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 18:07

34. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

no more amoled? That would suck. The amoled display is so much better for the battery/
Not sure how much it can save on a smaller screen like the S5, but it helps saving a whole lot of juice on the Note 3. My sister gets 8 hours or more of screen on time after a full day use (on a single charge, of course). Having an LCD on the same size display would pull that down to about 6 hours...

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 18:51 2

36. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

One thing that needs to seriously be updated is the look of Touchwiz.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:53 1

37. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)

this. how comes a multi million dollar company produces an uglier launcher than some hobby developers?

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:40

38. 4.1.2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)

S5 64 bit processor? How original... We haven't seen this technology before... It's going have metal body how innovative...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 21:00 3

40. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)

What "innovation" do you want?
a hand to come out of the screen and slap you if you look away while playing a video?
or the video to pause everytime you blink?
or a 128 bit processor?
or a wooden body? or maybe a body made out of wax?
a 1 TB internal storage?
a 10,000 mAh battery?
ppi of over 1,000?
or a sensor which detects your stink and unlocks the phone?

PLEASE tell me what innovation you'd like in your next smartphone

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 12:34

46. briankeithmays (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Eye Scanner and I'M in!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 12:41 2

47. machello (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Just buy an Iphone.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 04:02

53. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)

i heard it has a pee and poo scanner that beats the iphone's fingerprint scanner.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 15:30 1

54. MobileNico (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

64-bit processing, with Google making no foreseeable plans to make Android OS 64-bit? Sounds like Samsung is just throwing numbers around for marketing purposes. The screen and 4 GB of RAM is nice though. If TouchWiz is on it (which it almost certainly is), I want nothing to do with it. Samsung's UI is marred by useless gimmicky features, cartoonish looks, and lag and serious battery drain within 3-6 months of use (The Note 3 is the exception because of a huge battery and 3 GB of RAM). I'd likely only be interested in this if there was a GPe version. Stock KitKat would be amazing on a device like this.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 15:57 1

56. Mian.Shahzad (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

I love innovation, if they come up with something new.. i'll surely buy that phone and if apple comes up with different innovation i'll buy ot too :) why we fight with each other for just phones ? you buy what you like and other buys what he/she like so get your hands on your loving tech and move onn and dont look around and dont show arround :P

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 16:52

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 24941; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Great post, and great way of thinking. Unfortunately, there's a lotta childish, stupid people out there, that think only what they like matters. +1

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:44 1

60. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

They should have an option to revert to stock Android.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:25

69. av911 (Posts: 201; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

There is, it's called "root".

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 02:40 2

62. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)

I'm a nokia fan but anyway I'm sure thie new samsung s5 is an excellent phone and that is good as the consumer will benefit from .the competition WELL DONE SAMSUNG WE NEED YOUR LIKES IN THE SMARTPHONE WORLD BRING IT ON

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 04:11

63. mohsinsaifi (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)

nice phone launched by Samsung....
visit my site..

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 08:58 1

68. ncallan (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

I seem to be one of the few who want samsung to continue using plastic in their phones. To keep the back removable whilst being resistant to the bending forces when removing it and keeping the weight down it has to be plastic. I love the pleather on the back of my note 3 so would have no problem if they went with that aesthetic on the gs5. What I would say is stop using that chrome finished plastic bezel. It is so cheap it's unreal. You can mark it so easy and the finish rubs off in your pocket. Maybe use a beautiful metal like magnesium or titanium. Giving the amount required it surely wouldn't increase production costs by any meaningful amount.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:28

70. greathero1 (Posts: 576; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

Everything that I've seen definitely has me intrigued and interested in the S5. The design aspect was the only reason I chose the HTC One over the S5 so if they can deliver in that area, Im sold!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:01

71. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Lies... Lies everywhere!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:55

73. muiacir (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

It is strange
It does not have water resistance like xperiaz1?

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