As we get closer to the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date, the number of reports about the next-gen Sammy flagship is increasing exponentially. After it was initially rumored that the Galaxy S5 release date has been set for Mobile World Congress 2014 in February, a Samsung representative dismissed the rumors saying the highly-anticipated smartphone will be announced in the March – April time frame.
Soon after an Italian journalist, who claimed it had word from a “reliable source,” noted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be mid-March and that the Galaxy S4 successor will be unveiled to the public during an event held in London.
A new report coming Korean publication ZDNet comes to confirm the rumors saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is March, but it contradicts the ones saying that the unwrapping event will take place in London. According to their source, the Galaxy S5 will debut in New York City.
To be honest, I’m not too surprised to hear that, given that the Galaxy S5 predecessor, the highly-appreciated Galaxy S4, was unveiled in March 2013 in Times Square, New York.
If you missed the latest rumors talking about the Galaxy S5 specifications, hear that the smartphone is expected to drop with a 2,900 mAh battery with fast-charging functionality, that can be fully charged in under 2 hours.
Sources in the industry say confirmed yesterday for Sammobile that the Galaxy S5 will be available with both metal and plastic bodies, priced €800 and €650, respectively. The same report confirms that two different processing solutions have been chosen for the GS5: an octo-core Exynos 6 chipset and a quad-core Snapragon 805 SoC.
It was also confirmed by unnamed insiders that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a 16 MP, but nothing was mentioned about optical image stabilization (OIS). The latest reports in the business say that the device will sport a 5.25-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with an impressive resolution of 2,560 x 1,440.
The rumor mill speculates that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature iris scanning technology, though it’s not any solid roof about the matter. A report coming from a Taiwanese source, said a few days ago that both the Galaxy S5 and the next-gen LG flagship (unofficially dubbed LG G3) will come with fingerprint scanners, in order to compete against Apple’s iPhone 5S.
As you probably expect, the Galaxy S5 will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, customized with Samsung’s proprietary user interface, which is also set to bring loads of improvements and new features.