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Galaxy S5 Release Date Confirmed As Samsung Announces Unpacked Event for February 24th

It was rumored a while ago that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has been set for late February. It looks like the rumors were accurate after all as the Korean company just announced they will host a Samsung Unpacked event on February 24th at Mobile World Congress.

Samsung has sent in an invitation saying that the Unpacked event will take place in Barcelona at 8 PM, and even though the Koreans didn’t specifically say that the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled then, but the “5” that appears a couple of times on the invitation might indicate that we could actually get to see Samsung’s next-gen flagship later this month. As usual, the Samsung Unpacked event will be live streamed on the company’s Youtube channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no doubt the most anticipated smartphone of the year and the rumor mill talked about it on a daily basis. According to certain sources, the Galaxy S5 will be released in two body variants: one with plastic case and the other with a premium metallic body.

It’s also speculated that two different processing solutions have been chosen to underpin the Samsung Galaxy S5: a quad-core Snapdragon 805 with 2 GB of RAM and an octo-core Exynos 6 Octa processor with 3 GB of RAM. According to different sources, the smartphone could arrive with a 5.2-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2 MP user-facing camera, and a 16 MP primary shooter.

Even though it was speculated that the S5’s camera will come with an optical image stabilization (OIS), recent reports have shown that Samsung can’t manufacture enough OIS modules, therefore the technology will not be integrated in the company’s 2014 flagship.

Other sources say that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will include a fingerprint scanner in order to compete against Apple’s iPhone 5S. It was also rumored that the S5 could come with iris scanning technology, with a Samsung representative saying that the company “is looking into the possibility” without mentioning whether it will be integrated on the Galaxy S4 follow-up.

Not long ago, a couple of alleged screenshots of the Galaxy S5 TouchWiz leaked online, showing that the Korean company might use a card-based interface. On the other hand it was speculated that Google and Samsung have reached an agreement and the Koreans will cut down the Android customizations.

Summing up, we might see the Galaxy S5 in less than a month? Any expectations? Are you looking forward towards any specific features? Please let us know in comments.

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