Samsung Galaxy S5 sped up for January tease: 64-bit Exynos, 16 MP OIS camera in a metallic body

A Korean publication ran by former Samsung employee is reporting that the company has held meetings so as the next Galaxy S5 flagship edition be brought forward.

In fact, Naver cites insiders who claim that the Galaxy S5 would be teased as early as January 2014, and be announced the next month, in February. That coincides with the MWC expo, and it doesn't seem far fetched that Samsung is going to unveil something major around those dates. The rush is apparently due to sagging sales of the Galaxy S4, the sources claim, and Samsung has decided to shorten the life cycle to 9 months instead of the usual eleven or so, and this reason we heard mentioned by another Korean publication just two days ago.

There's never been so much competition to the previously unchallenged Galaxy line flagships as this year, and apparently Samsung has decided to strike back earlier than anybody else. To show that they mean business, the insiders claim, Samsung is ready to equip the Galaxy S5 with a 64-bit Exynos processor, 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, fingerprint scanner, and the speculated Design 3.0 phase metallic chassis.

All of these we've heard already to be announced or in the works by the company, including the gamechanging (for Samsung) chassis made of metal, so the unknowns are how it will all be put together in a design that is different than anything shown by Sammy so far. We've no qualms about the top-shelf 2014 specs, just very curious about the final decisions of the so far fairly orthodox Samsung design team.

source: Naver 

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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. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Better Run!

6. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Yeah!!! A metallic body will add a premium feel to the phone. It will be more aristocratic. A better camera then the S4 means a perfect camera:)

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Personally, I would trade a metal body for the ability to swap (on-demand) the battery and expandable memory chips. I hope Sammy doesn't eliminate the swappable battery and memory upgrade. Also, without 4+ Gb of RAM, the 64-bit addressing is not exactly compelling. But OIS for the camera is quite compelling. I wonder when the GS5 is going to be available on VZW?

19. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Metal body =/= non removable back. The Galaxy S Captivate HAS a metal back AND a micro SD AND a removable battery,

29. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Best of both worlds. I can't say I really care about swapping batteries, but it's nice to have the option.

33. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Metal back not a unibody design. Big different

26. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

let me say this out clear. B.S! none of this is actually happening. we will see another plastic junk with physical home button. if any of you want to be optimistic about android future, look at sony and htc. samsung makes bad phone with flying specs and lg copies them. moral of android life.

47. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Such butthurt ,poor you

68. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

lol well when s5 comes out, just think about my comment and you will feel sorry that you believed in a bad company. been there, done that. telling you, dont believe in samsung. they are nothing but money leeches.

58. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I think you don't recognize Samsung's strategy. They want to create the "Uber-Smartphone" that contains all the unique things other Android manufacturers offer their customers. That means they want to offer such a cool design like the HTC One, combined with the camera-system from Sony. To keep it short: Samsung does what it can do best: copy the competition shamelessly.

63. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

you have really gone insane. never to full retard

69. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

As a customer ,that is what i want - a perfect device .Who care if A copy B (or in reverse)

60. SleepingOz unregistered

I also don't care about a metallic body! I want matte polycarbonate or composite materials like carbon fiber and kevlar.

62. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

the 64-bit is just for marketing purpose. They don't want to lose the hype game to Apple. Everyone knows there are not much practical benefit in mobile. anyway's it doesn't mean that it will harm to get 64-bit SOC.

31. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I think Samsung should go all out on the materials to show everyone how a premium smartphone with premium hardware of the future and not yesteryear's hardware should be constructed - they should do the following: Construct a phone entirely of shatterproof glass (front and back) with a screen size not less than 5.3", neatly encased with a gold-plated outer bezel and under the hood their should then be a 64-bit Octo-Core 3.2 gHz processor with not less than 6GB of RAM. Some of the other features should include a 20MP Camera with OIS and the rear side and on the front side a 5MP Camera for video calls and include full biometric security features (not just a finger). Samsung should also include a Gear 2 smartwatch as part of the deal. This should silence those Sammy haters that would rather settle for a tiny 4.01" delicately breakable quasi-Phone with quasi security (Although, those people more than likely will be broken out of their proverbial "Jail" at some point!!).

39. g2a5b0e unregistered

And I bet you expect to pay no more than $200 on contract or $649 full retail for such a miraculous device also, right?

43. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Lol 3.2ghz octa core in a phone what are you smoking. Try back in 3-4 years MAYBE.

61. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think you meant to reply to Dorothy, not me.

57. HansGoneInsane unregistered

And I thought Hans has gone insane! It sounds like you want to force the world to share your opinion about Samsung....I am glad that I don't have to live in your world of hatred....


Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Metallic chassis adds a premium feel but price may be much more than previous models.

14. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I wonder what processor the us version will have.

36. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Snapdragon 600 equivalent to the s4 pro so it will be a glorified snapdragon 800.

22. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Sounds like a killer phone. Samsung's strategy clearly is to deny any other Android manufacturer something special. I think that Sony is the only company that is able to challenge Samsung on the Android platform because Sony is really a high tech company that is able to develop every part of the smartphone itself. But lets see what is going to happen next year!

30. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly i absolutely refuse to buy another samsung product for various reasons.. . I would love to see a top end sony phone on Verizon!

2. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Dam it SammmmmmmmmmmmmSung just got my Note 3. Still gonna rock it till Note 6.

27. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

same here just got the note 3... ill rock it till note 5.. in tech something new will alway come out.. plus they are going to start with that 64bit that will take sometime for apps to convert to it or wont really need it as of now.. its all about the experience and how things run... dont get all caught up on this spec stuff lol...

48. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You are a warrior. i buy 2 or 3 phones every 6 months-12 months.

64. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010


65. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

2-3 doesn't mean high end, last 3 was a nexus 5, a zopo zp980 (wanted a chinese phone) mid summer and an lg options l9 in August. Next device will be a nexus 5 and then I want to get my 2nd phablet eventually. I had the original Galaxy Note for a while.

70. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

one of your last 3 was a nexus 5 but your next device will be a nexus 5?

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