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

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:42

Citing Samsung insiders, South Korean Joseilbo reports that Sammy is hurrying the release of the Galaxy S5 along due to weaker sales than the company was hoping for internally...

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posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:11 5

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Satisfied with my Note 3. Not upgrading.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:29

16. papss (unregistered)

I have to agree. Plus when I get my l1020 back I'll have two great phones

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:50 2

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

If I want a back up, Nexus 5 is literally the only option for me.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:13

28. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

The nexus 5 will be my next..... Despite being made by LG

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:22 3

30. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Note3 is surely among top 3 of 2013 even if PA gives it a biased 9.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:19 2

12. LoveHater (Posts: 180; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

Correct your Title S5 not S4

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:20 3

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

I like the yearly cycle. To make a successor earlier than that shows that the phone is crap and isn't worth anything after after a few months.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:20 3

29. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

This is why Apple is number one sales in the USA because they accurate take their time 1 phone per year

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:43 5

40. willard12 (unregistered)

It's 2 phones per year...and rising.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:22

14. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Waiting for January. Still very satisifed with my S3 and my Nokia 808 camera transfers by nfc. The best of two worlds. I hope Sammy produce something near Nokia camera in low light. I look the best camera centric phone, and NO to WP. Let´s see the S5 with OIS etc.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:26 4

15. uchihakurtz (Posts: 402; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Way too much variant of S4 and especially when the S800 version came out, must've pissed some customers. Sammy should take it slow and release one beast like they did with the Note 3. I hope they won't disappoint with the S5.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:39 1

18. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

There should take their time with the s5 and make only one version of the s5. Or it will fail if there is more than one product with the same name

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:51 2

22. jove39 (Posts: 1970; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Samsung need to understand...people don't need new phone every year...and samsung need to stop flood the market with variants...Galaxy S4 LTE-A, Galaxy J, S4 Active, S4 Zoom, S4 mini...there are so many S4 phones.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:36

38. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

That's the definition of choice, and Samsung just follow the customers order, I don't see that a cons at all

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:55 3

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)

The problem is the those monster phones don't use even 50% of their power aside from some very high end 3d games. Anything which came this year and has a Snapdragon 600 processor and above can ususally handle anything Android can throw at it. Dozens of widgets, multiple launchers, simultaneous downloads, etc etc.

I've got a GS3 i9300. Mid-2012 phone with a 1.4 Ghz quad-core A9 and only 1Gig of ram. We are now nearing the end of 2013. Sure, it's rooted and running a custom rom courtesy of LS, but it's not OCed nor did I change the kernel. It runs LS 2.10 4.3. 7-8 homescreen widgets + 5 lockscreen widgets, Go launcher, custom icon pack. Perhaps some additional floating sidebar to quick-access some stuff. And not a hint of lag! Sure, apps may not open 0.0001 seconds faster if I had a Krait 800 processor with 3gigs of ram but it's just fine as it is!! I'm using it until it breaks down and dies, not until It gets old and outdated. :)

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:38 3

39. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

Really even I am with that legendary S3 ..
Superb phone..
Still smooth with custom roms as it have powerful 1.4Ghz A9 exynos chip.
Superb battery .. and I am having a battery kit for charging second battery so I never plugged my phone to power recently showing how convinent and important is removable battery ..
Then I baught two OEM orginal back cover for future and one OEM battery in advance as I may not get availablility that time.
Because S3 is such a legendary phone I dont see a actual reason to change this phone. ..I will hold this until Note 4 ..till that I am with my S3 which served all my needs :)

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:54 1

50. moolotovzz (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

does it makes a call?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:35

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 24489; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Lmao, exactly. +1

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 12:10

63. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Your point?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 10:57

24. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)

please fix the article title.....

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:03

34. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

To much s4 variants that samsung come plus the software, design and hardware isnt that good on s4. That is why s4 is being overshadowed fast by new android phone this past month. This is why i am still hold my s3 and waiting for new phone next year.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:02

41. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

I don't believe this, if it does release it will be April earliest. Weak sales say hello to lg and htc? Analysts just make things up, just like the moto x and iPhone rumours.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:06 1

42. frazaco11 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

This is a rumor anyway but if true ; Is Sammy in a kind of trouble or confused state? Why the rush ? Give us one solid beast of a phone and you wouldn't have to worry about competition . Haba! Too many S4 variants, not good for business it creates confusion for consumers .
If Apple released 5 inch iphone next year how will Sammy react to that huh?
All we need is a solid build quality phone , forget about the competition

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:15

44. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Something new !http://www.gsmarena.com/six_way_camera_shootout-review-998.php

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:36

46. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Note 3 in second !!!! And Android inside ! My next phone ! " ... that device comes in second, it's the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The phablet was a very adequate still shooter, but it's the video recording that makes it stand out from the crowd. Narrow field of view aside, with 2160p recording, high quality 1080p @ 60fps and video zoom that's almost as impressive as that of the Lumia, the Note 3 video skills are very hard to match. " So glad to share !

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 14:21

45. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)

They say this about every flagship before it comes out. Never been true

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:20

47. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I also don't buy this rumor, January is too early, they need time to order all their supplies so they can mass produce the phone units, historically, Samsung has always had inventory issues with the initial release of their high-end flagship phones.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:36

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 24489; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Mmm hmmmm I seeeee...

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:52

49. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1041; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Lol, pure BS, we all know and Samsung to know that showing your cards too early is a big mistake, bringing the S5 in Jan, RIGHT AFTER the holiday quarter would be a BIG mistake, lol.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:12

51. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Rush the S5? Thats a terrible idea. Reason why S4 has/had so much lag and issues was because it was rushed. Samsung should take their time and release a killer device like the Note 3 but with an updated UI, touvhwiz is getting really old.

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