Samsung Galaxy S5: Here’s What We Want

Galaxy S5 flexible display

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been released and now it’s the time to think about Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S5, which will probably be released in April – May 2014. We’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with really awesome features, considering that the technology is evolving very fast and flexible displays might be ready for use, meaning the smartphones will change radically by next year.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will clearly come with better specs, an improved processor, GPU and more RAM, but this isn’t so important, because nowadays high-end smartphones are way too powerful anyway and we don’t really need all that power. What differentiates them are the design and features, being them software or hardware.

In a few years we’ll probably be able to replace our tablets and laptops with just a smartphone, considering the pace the technology is evolving. I have been dreaming for years at hologram keyboards and high quality smartphone projectors, that can turn the little smartphone into a computer or home cinema. But we aren’t going to see it next year, though there are a lot of others things that Samsung can do in just a year.

3D Display & Camera

We’ve seen 3D smartphones already, but they weren’t very good and faded pretty quickly. Though I believe the technology has matured and now Samsung might be able to make a high quality glass-free 3D display. Add a 3D camera to that and you already have a fun device in your pocket. I don’t know if Samsung will chose to go on that road, but it’s clearly possible at the moment.

Samsung is known for creating the best displays in the world and they are definitely the most capable at designing a good 3D one for the next Galaxy S5.

Smartphone cameras have also become very good lately and they caused compact camera sales to plummet, because there isn’t much difference between the two. It’s true that you can’t stuck a big sensor in such a small device, but neither cheap compact cameras have one because it’s expensive. So we could soon be able to record decent 3D videos with our smartphone and watch them directly on the device.

Projector

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A smartphone with a built-in projector ? We have Samsung Galaxy Beam, but it didn’t get too much popularity due to its low specs. Add it to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and it might turn this into a trend. Personally I don’t have a TV set in my home so I’m watching the movies on the computer’s display. But how cool would it be to watch Netflix by using the smartphone’s projector ? Or watching the movies you recorded with the Galaxy S5 itself.

I doubt they will ever be able to pack a very high quality projector in a smartphone, because there simply isn’t enough space for a good lens, but they could fit a decent one, considering that they won’t care so much about the smartphone’s width.

Better battery

Every time a new smartphone is being released, we see that it has an improved capacity battery. But once we get to use it, we don’t notice much of a difference. And this is because new smartphones come with bigger displays and more powerful CPUs that are battery hogs.

I’m expecting the Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a much improved battery, while keeping the not-so-necessary specs lower in order to meet the users’ actual needs. Nobody needs an 8-core processor on a smartphone, when they don’t even have one on their desktop computer. If they kept the same old quad-core processor while doubling the battery life, I would be a happy man.

An improved battery management software would be great too. Make it easy for me to see what’s draining the battery and help me save it without needing to install third-party apps and keep an eye on them all the time. Let me know what app keeps waking the smartphone up and help me stop it or limit it somehow.

The Galaxy S4 has come with a lot of new features that keep using the frontal camera and sensor all the time, which are draining battery dramatically. These features might be nice, but they should have let the users know the drawbacks of using them.

Improved TouchWiz

Many hate TouchWiz and switch to another launcher as soon as they get their hands on a Samsung smartphone. Others don’t even buy a Samsung device because of the launcher. In my opinion it looks nice and is really smooth, but it lacks the features other free launchers come with. Samsung could simply buy Apex or Nova and start integrating them into TouchWiz. In my opinion, TouchWiz looks better than either Apex or Nova, but you can’t do much about it.

I’d also like to see a better app management in the app drawer, because it’s a clutter and you have to swipe a lot until you find the app you want. Allow the user to sort the apps manually or help him do it by using some filters.

And the launcher is very important because people don’t even know what that is and that it can be changed. The usual customer must like the device out-of-the-box and TouchWiz is a really confusing launcher.

Flexible Display

Galaxy S5 flexible display

Everybody’s talking about it and they all want it. And i believe Samsung is most capable of doing it, considering that they have been the kings of displays for the last decade. The Galaxy S5 could actually come with a flexible display, as we’ve seen them showcased at CES 2013, but they surely won’t be as we expected. When people read about flexible displays, they imagine bending the phone, though it’s not true at all. A flexible display is curved so it can bring more functionality.

As we’ve seen a CES, a smartphone could have a cover on, while you can still read some information on the side thanks to the flexible screen. Though I’m not sure how much would that cover help you in case of a fall. But I hope Samsung can find a way of making them stronger and the Galaxy S5 will surpass every other smartphone’s success for sure.

Conclusion

We’re really expecting the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be an amazing device and we believe the Korean maker will stop offering us just some software features and do something new.

How do you think the new Galaxy S5 will be ?

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  • pseter

    programmable extra 2 or 3 physical buttons on side for additional functionality !!!!!

    13mp camera that works in low light example: 6400 ISO !

    4 gig ram

    32 gig storage expandable

    1080p foldable display so the phone can fold in half

    battery so it can last full day of heavy usage !

    NO physical buttons on face/screen !

  • MILOS

    WE DON’T WANT FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS IT’S ONLY A FAD, I WANT MY DISPLAY TO BE SEE-THROUGH AND TO HAVE NO BEZEL AND I THE ONLY HARD PARTS SHOULD BE THE TOP AND THE BOTTOM. THIS LOOKS SEAMLESS, SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL. PLEASE REALISE HOW SILLY THIS NOTION OF A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY IS. WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS. COMLETELY USELESS ON A MOBILE PHONE (BUT USEFUL IN OTHER FUTURE DEVICES LIKE CARS FOR EXAMPLE)

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      The hard parts are inside the entire smartphone and couldn’t be place only on the top and bottom. Only think about the battery, which takes half of the device’s internal space.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wahaab Wahaab Jalal Bhatti

    The section of battery clearly suggest you don’t have a slightest clue what the 8-cores in Galaxy S4 means! They contain two different pairs of 4-core processors! The one type (A-15) is designed for performance, while the other (A-7) is designed for extended battery life!

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      I know how the Octa Core works, but the powerful quad composing the CPU is still more powerful and uses more power than their old quad-core. And that’s what I was saying, that we don’t really need more power.

  • Anonymous

    If you knew anything about projectors then you would know that the lens is not the crucial part that determines quality. The most difficult, expensive and power hogging part of a projector is its lamp. To be able to pump out 3000 lumens with a lamp small enough to fit in a phone is impossible. To be able to power such a lamp would drain our battery in less than a minute. That’s why all the handheld projectors are not high quality, you simply cannot have a good lamp of that size. And let’s not forget the utility of such a feature. Do we really need a projector in our phones? We try so hard to jump to the future as fast as possible with our new features that we don’t realize that most of the things are gimmicks and rarely used gadgets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jags14 Gaurav Jaggi

    What about the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S5? that will enhance the security of the device. I just read a full report on it here: http://galaxys5us.com/fingerprint-sensor-for-samsung-galaxy-s5/

    • zgryfx

      Nah, fingerprint sensors are temperamental devices. They work when conditions are great, but not so well if your fingers are wet or greasy. I would vote against the inclusion of such a device.

  • Darrin

    The Galaxy S5 sounds like it’s going to be a awesome phone. I got the Galaxy S4 about 2 weeks ago. The Galaxy S4 is awesome phone. So I’m really excited to see S5

  • Michael Kergosien Jr

    The curved display is just.. too futuristic. I just want to kind of chill with all the projectors and what not. Just release a phone with latest version of Android, amazing battery life, micro SD card slot, crisp display and that’s all I want!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.knowles1 Ivan Knowles

    I’m a Samsung freak .. whatever Samsung does as it relates to creativity I’m all for it. HOWEVER MY BIGGEST CONCERNS ARE LIKE EVERY SMART PHONE USER >”PLEASE FOR FUN SAKES GIVE ME MORE BATTERY LIFE”<
    Oh yes! I've had the S3 for a year and now I'm the proud owner of the S4 and I love it ''''let's go get the 5

    • Swarnav

      u chnge ur cellphn every year dude? :o

  • isaax

    when S4 was released i was hugely disappointed that it didn’t include the fm radio function, and here is my S5 wishlist

    5″ display
    quad core
    64GB of internal storage
    4GB ram
    Dual hot swappable memory card slots
    dual hot swappable sim card slots

    [camera function]
    camera shutter button (pressing the screen is just not ergonomic)
    you can manually set ISO, shutter speed and aperture diameter independently

    FM RADIO, and the ability to record it and share/sound hound it.

    better ram management <– I don't like how the android manages the ram, I would have cleared the ram and seconds later it is still there.

    the projector function, I wouldn't want it to be internally equipped, it would make the phone go too hot and drains the power in minutes. Just manufacture a mini projector and connect it via the cable will do, or a blue-toothed LCD projector will do.

  • Cian

    Flexible display that completely folds like paper so the phone could start at 6 inches and fold up to 50 or 60 so it could be like a tv even though it might not come until the S6

  • fixxxer

    Why the hell are we speculating about a gs5 already? Didnt u guys learn that rumors never come true, just look how bad google io turned out.

  • need2getit

    ok,,,so I jus read all the post,,,,and I kinda like the idea of an s5 since i really dont find the s4 worthy of my $700 bucks,,,,sry its jus a phone,,,and as far as rumors are concerned,,,blah blah,,,the whole time the s3 was out banging,,I was searching for answers to have it on VM or boost,,,,every post I read said it was impossible,,,,yea,,,ok,,,,uuhhhuh…it’ll be out next month for these providers ,,so if people want it and u can think it ,,it can happen,,,yay!! for tech and nerds!! woo!! okay now i’m stuck deciding staying with android or giving windows another try,,like 10 yrs ago I had the HTC tht had came out,,so loved it,,went to android,,,love it,,,now,,idk what to do,,,won’t be broke to get the s4,,,so if zi didnt annoy u i’d appreciate some advise,,thx
    and keep the bashing to urselves plz

  • Mafdhadhah

    i hope there will
    be
    at least a 2.2Ghz quad core processor
    32 and 64 versions
    less useless features that u wont always use like smart scroll and other useless photo features like best face larger battery
    less lag
    radio
    more comfort
    slightly change the phones design
    run smoothly

  • Anonymous

    So much talk about those interesting specs, yet almost no phone has an FM transmitter… That would be a nice addition so that I could listen to music in my car without any additional equipment… I’ll probably buy the S5 when it gets released, but an FM transmitter would make me definitely buy it.

  • James Bond II

    I want dual os so I can switch from touchwiz to stock!

  • Master

    the Galaxy S5 definitely Needs to have a Projector, is something that it can miss, they haven’t introduce that to it, because samsung was waiting to see what apple was going to came out with the 5 series,
    But if samsung doesnt introduce that in their next generation of S5 then apple will do, and who ever does that first will be ahead on the smartphone race, we need better camera too; at least 5mp front and 14mp in the back. and 12 hours of battery life and some software modifications like dual vertical split screen like 2 or 3 variants so you can choose.