The reports regarding the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date are intensifying as we are getting closer to the launch of the Korean company’s 2014 flagship smartphone. After the Korean media reported that the Galaxy S5 will be released in Q1 2014, Eldar Murtazin comes to contradict the previous rumors.
The reputed Russian blogger who has a reputation of leaking information about unreleased devices, recently tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has been scheduled for late-April, and not for Q1 2014 as it was previously reported.
Because there’s no way to verify which of the two alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 release dates is more accurate, we are advising you to take the information with a pinch of salt, as nothing is official until Samsung says so.
Besides talking about the Galaxy S5 release date, the rumor mill also talks about the handset’s technical specifications. Therefore, we’ve heard that the smartphone might pack a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 16 MP primary camera with OIS. There’s also a counter-rumor that says that Samsung can’t manufacture enough OIS modules, so the optical image stabilization technology might be ditched from the Galaxy S5.
Sources in the industry claim that Samsung will release two body variants for the Galaxy S5: one with a plastic body and one with premium metallic case. It is also rumored that the Korean phone maker is currently developing a 64-bit Exynos processor that aims at the A7 chipset integrated by Apple in the iPhone 5S. Furthermore, there will also be a Qualcomm-powered Galaxy S5 variant, which will most likely be based on the company’s latest and greatest chipset, the Snapdragon 805.
There are also speculations regarding the amount of RAM of the Galaxy S5. While some voices say that it will have 3GB RAM, just like the Galaxy Note 3, others claim that the S5 will pack 4 GB of RAM.
What are your exceptions for the next-gen Samsung flagship?