Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiling could be February 23 at pre-MWC event, new TouchWiz interface in tow
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 21, 2014, 2:29 AM
Perennial leaker Eldar Murtazin spilled some beans today on the eventual Galaxy S5 unveiling, claiming that the flagship will be announced February 23 at Samsung's 6pm event in Barcelona, a day before the MWC expo officially commences.
The actual launch will happen in April, he claims, which leaves us a bit miffed as to why would Samsung unveil its flagship for the year so early, and then make it available for purchase two months later. What are we, in 2010? Samsung started doing its own thing a while ago, announcing the S line flagships at separate events in March, and releasing them shortly after, so we take the release date claim with a grain of salt. An actual MWC announcement is not out of the question, though, as we had a Samsung VP confirm a few weeks ago that would be the case indeed.
20 MP camera, and 2900 mAh battery with silicon electrodes that allowed Samsung to boost capacity, while keeping the footprint intact. We keep getting claims in our inbox today that this battery will last for days on a charge, but we find it hard to believe, as the silicon electrodes technology has been bandied about for years now, but the material still deteriorates too fast, and the best commercialization achieved so far with this technology is a 20% or so boost in capacity from the same unit. Not bad, but not breathtaking either.He says the specs are already known, leading us to the thought that they jibe with what we've heard so far on the handset - a new QHD display, new Exynos, 16 MP or
Pricing is said to be in line with each and every flagship launch, which means in the vicinity of $600-$700 without a contract, and $200 on one, while Murtazin confirms a brand new TouchWiz interface will be in play, pieces of which we saw leaked over the weekend. It reminds strongly of the Magazine UX Samsung already introduced with its new PRO line of tablets, but tailored to the screen realities of a smartphone, of course.
source: EldarMurtazin (Twitter)
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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I don't buy it. Wasn't there an article of a Samsung Exec saying no GS5 at MWC. Announcing before means they would have it at MWC.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 2:38 AM 1
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Current S4's 13MP outperforms z1's 20MP. S5's 20MP is coming.watch out
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 2:39 AM 17
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Watch out? LOL. Sony ain't got time for that. The camera on the Z2 will blow the camera on the S5 out of the water, just like what the Z1 did to the S4.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 2:57 AM 9
Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013
In Video the z1 is pretty good. Not Note 3 good but it really does will with video. Clear and crisp image, Sound i'm not sure, my older s3 sucked with sound in recording and OFC the Z1 is better but i have nothing to compare directly with.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 6:19 AM 1
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I'm not excited for this! I'll think I'm going to convert to Lumia 1520. I'm done with samsung's gimmicks, lags...
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 3:02 AM 4
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1520 old specs (again) and no apps :)
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 9:14 AM 1
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HTC one 2.......dat is all.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 3:14 AM 2
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Who has tried the kitkat update for the note 3? Just flashed mine yesterday and I must say Sammy did a great job with the update. Phone is so smooth and battery life OMG! Is so good. Sammy has done a great job with the update. Not even a single lag and the keyboard is so responsive now.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 4:15 AM 5
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Samsung stock roms provide better battery and general smoothness than custom roms in my experience. But best are the MIUI roms which have good battery but unbelievably smooth and buttery performance. I use a SGSII btw and currently on Asnet MIUI v5.
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 4:22 AM 0
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