Samsung Galaxy S5 to arrive in stores in three weeks (in mid-March), report claims

Samsung Galaxy S5 to arrive in stores in three weeks (in mid-March), report claims
It’s pretty much all set - the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the most anticipated devices for the year, should be officially unveiled in just a few days at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. And now, a report claims that Samsung will not only be quick to introduce the Galaxy S5 early in the year, but the retail launch will follow up very quickly and the device should be on store shelves in just three weeks. The information is allegedly coming from a Samsung executive, who has shared the S5 release date with GSM Arena. Starting the count-down now, this would mean that the S5 would go on sale in mid-March.

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

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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)

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37 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And we forget one more thing: a lot of version of S5s. Looking forward to seeing S5 because Samsung refresh ui and design hopefully.

5. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

They should do s5 pro. A qwerty s5

9. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

The Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 was very good.

12. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I am a samsung promoter. So I must agree.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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!

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think HTC One sales will be blown by almost every rival as it has nothing special.

17. surethom

Posts: 1668; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The S4 was just full of gimmicks that no one used, hopefully the S5 will be less gimmicky & have a better low light camera.

18. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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.

26. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Late market entry has nothing to do with lack of sales for HTC. Marketing has everything to do with Sammy sales.

3. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Good news for S5/Samsung fans. Bad news for the likes of HTC, who are releasing their phone at least one month later.....

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you'll never believe it. ;p

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

More like I won't have to believe it. ;-)

4. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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!

6. rns122112 unregistered

And they didn't leave it in a bar... TWICE!!!!!! Lol. Just saying... I'm not pointing fingers at any fruit named companies

7. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Does the s5 even exist.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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.

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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.

11. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Or maybe they are saving all of that for S5, and blow our socks off with it.

37. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Or maybe PA isnt a tech site anymore.

13. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Please keep the the Home button, Screen space is more worth than bezelless screen..

19. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

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.

20. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

you know, i want you to tell me how i could do that sh*T on my Xperia z1 since the buttons sucks sh*t and only takes screenspace, and root it without disabeling my Camera...

21. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

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

28. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

mine two. you beat me to it

29. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

#too. damn you autocorrect!

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Mote 3 is there new phone? :p

32. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Yep. Its jn between the Note 3 neo plus and the Note Mega Anvanced lmao

27. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

yes i love those buttons. thats one of the main reasons i dont buy sony or others

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Without the 805 I have no interest in upgrading from the S4 yet

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