Samsung Galaxy S5 to arrive in stores in three weeks (in mid-March), report claims
posted by Victor H. / Feb 20, 2014, 8:17 AM
Samsung has officially confirmed that it will hold its “Unpacked 5” event next week, and has teased icons from its new, overhauled TouchWiz that should come with modern, flat-style visuals.
Rumors so far suggest that the Galaxy S5 will launch in two variations. Both are said to have a 5.2” display, but the first one will feature the same 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution as the Galaxy S4, and the second one, an S5 Prime of sorts, is said to have a Quad HD 1440 x 2560-pixel screen. Under the hood, the S5 should come with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip (a slightly improved model of it, though) and 3GB of RAM. On the back, both S5s could flaunt a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera.
Let’s not forget, though, that this mid-March release date and the aforementioned specs are just rumors at the moment. In just a few days, we should see the Galaxy S5 in all of its glory at MWC, and we’ll be covering it all live from the showroom floor. Stay tuned!
source: GSM Arena
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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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And we forget one more thing: a lot of version of S5s. Looking forward to seeing S5 because Samsung refresh ui and design hopefully.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:19 AM 3
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They should do s5 pro. A qwerty s5
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:31 AM 2
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HTC will again be blown out by the Galaxy S5 sales just like the last year in which late market entry of HTC One resulted in huge sales of the S4. Good Job Samsung!
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:22 AM 7
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The S4 was just full of gimmicks that no one used, hopefully the S5 will be less gimmicky & have a better low light camera.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 9:23 AM 4
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I wouldn't get my hopes up. That is whay sammy banks on is people getting excited and buying their phones for gimmicky things that they wont use after a few weeks, but obviously people fall for it, to each their own though.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 9:25 AM 1
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Good news for S5/Samsung fans. Bad news for the likes of HTC, who are releasing their phone at least one month later.....
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:23 AM 3
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3 weeks on VZW? I will believe that when I can walk in to my local VZW store in late-March and purchase an S5.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 11:22 AM 0
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I have to give a lot of credit to Samsung. There's only 4 days left to the announcement and NOBODY leaked the final or almost final design of Galaxy S5. Bravo! Well done Sammy!
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:27 AM 9
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There's a lot of secrecy too, this time last year some ADD kid was jerking around with a lighting box, this year, not a single unpacked commercial. I guess Samsung is saving all the mojo for the premium P series to come later, introducing a completely new line-up with a different build, look and real nex-gen specs (Exynos 6, SD805, possibly also first to use the ISOCELL camera). Makes sense, at this moment when the S line is a bit tired - or anything called Galaxy - a name change could come refreshing and um... fruitful.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:37 AM 1
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I agree. It doesn't feel like Samsung's flagship unveiling event. No commercial, no design leaks. no nothing. Normally they do send out test units prior to release to tech sites such as PA or Verge. And they go about leaking few things here and there. But this year absolutely nothing. Something isn't right here.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:41 AM 1
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Please keep the the Home button, Screen space is more worth than bezelless screen..
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 8:59 AM 2
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You know, Google introduced Immersive Mode that hides navigation and status bars for apps. And if that's not enough, you can always root your device and make the feature always on or enable Pie Controls.
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 10:14 AM 0
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I also greatly dislike OnScreen buttons. Yeah, Immersive Mode hides them here and there but i still dont like them. Its the reason i opted out for the G2. And if Sammy goes with OnScreen buttons then the Mote 3 will be my last Sammy purchase
posted on Feb 20, 2014, 10:39 AM 2
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