Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales

Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales

Citing Samsung insiders, South KoreanJoseilbo reports that Sammy may be rushing the release of the Galaxy S5along due to weaker sales than the company was hoping for internally.That's despite the fact that the tech giant is said to have sold morethan 20 million units of its now aging flagship phone. In allfairness, though, signals of a slowdown in the higher-end have beenmany and common lately, so its not exactly surprising to hear thatthe Korean manufacturer is hurrying things along – the reportclaims that the Galaxy S5 may be formally announced in January 2014.

The above, and what's to follow areby no means confirmed, though there's a degree of plausibility in theclaims. Those include one of the few scarce details we have on thepossible specs of the Galaxy S5, like an alleged 64-bitocta-core Exynos 5430. You read that right, 5430 and not thestill minty fresh 5420, meaning that, if true, Samsung will be releasing aneven more advanced version of its in-house silicon. The reportfurther touches on a previous rumor – that of an 16MP camera unitwith OIS and improved low-light performance, though that one originally referred to apossible new Galaxy F line, said to also feature a metal chassis.

As always, folks, don't jump the gunjust yet – these could be wildly inaccurate. That being said, thereport does make sense (too much, perhaps, which is alwaysa thing to look out for) – the state of the smartphone space has changeddrastically, even in the last few months. Competition is coming fromeverywhere, and the traditional update cycles are bound to getshorter and shorter, as the situation intensifies, so it certainlymakes sense that Samsung gives up the now inadequate 1-year updatecycle.

source: Joseilbo via Gforgames

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  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Rushing the S4?

10. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

you know, PA is rushing, it should be s5... PA where's the quality? You're going the Samsung way..

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe because of weak readership...?


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Whats wrong with you Phonearena ? Why are you simply Bashing Samsung ? S3 Released May S4 Released March ! Is it because week sales of S3 ?

31. gregariousguy

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

S3 was released in 2012 while s4 is released in 2013

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And, according to this report, the S5 will be released January 2014. It looks like they're on a 10-month release cycle. This isn't exactly unprecedented. From the Nexus One to the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus series was on an 11-month release cycle: January 2010 - December 2010 - November 2011. Love it though. My contract's up in January, and if rumors about its all-metal body and 64-bit processor (assuming a usable amount of RAM) I'll totally fall for this.


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

S5 is going to release in 2014 . Whats problem?

48. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

That is the worst idea I have ever heard. "Sales are down because people who have an S3 don't need a new phone ever few months" "BRING OUT ANOTHER". yeah. no.

2. phoner

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

phonearena rushing to post that ??? its s5

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

"Samsung may be rushing the Galaxy S4 along due to weaker than expected S4 sales" My brain hurts.

4. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Hey guys is it worth buying the Galaxy S4 LTE-A version(snapdragon800)? Does it have any problems ?

25. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

First check if your carrier supports LTE-A...if you want it just for's certainly worth every cent.

43. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

It's best. was meant for #4.

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

After reading the headlines....i thought a new improved version of s4 is coming..

6. HASHTAG unregistered

I thought this post was written by Alan F. when I first read the title. On topic, I think rushing the release will be a bad move on Samsung. Usually when you rush things, problems tend to happen.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Usually when you rush things, problems tend to happen." As it happened with iOS 7.

20. HASHTAG unregistered

I agree with that. I had so many issues with my iPad after I installed the update. Next time I'm gonna wait to install the update.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

My iPhone 5 is still on 6.1.4, I didn't updated it because at the moment I don't use it, it just lives in my drawer. :) Maybe when iOS 7 will be more stable or when jailbreak for iOS 7 will be released, I will try to upddate it to iOS 7 to sniff around due to technical curiosity. :)

69. User72042

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

You know,I don't Get it,Cause i haven't faced with any kind of issues With my Upgraded iPad,and Even with my new 5s,Everything Seems Normal,I read these posts and i realize that you guys have problem with iOS 7,But I'm Really Ok With it..

65. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

iOS 7 on iPad, iPod Touch & iPhone 5 w/no issues but maybe i'm not as picky.

68. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Some people says that on iPad there is even more issues than on iPhone 5 with iOS 7.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This rushed article headline kind of reminds me of how PA rushes reviews of new phones with no substance just for the sake of being first..

26. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It just kind of reminds me how the reporting on this site SUCKS.

33. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Can always go somewhere else

37. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I do go elsewhere.. doesn't make the reporting here suck any less, Bucky.

54. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I normally come here for the comment section only. Can't get these kind of commentators elsewhere.

64. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Aye, same here..


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

To be honest I never ever read reviews from PA not because of rushing but because of low quality/standard.. I visit PA for only all sort of news .. After gsmarena only anyother site in terms of reviews!

61. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I never trust single source, I always check as much as possible sources and only then I'm making conclusions.

8. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Sammy, bring it on!

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