Samsung has asked us to mark our calendars because they are having a big event on February 24th this month dubbed “Samsung unPacked 5“ and all indications point at a new device being launched – Samsung’s next flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5. Their current flagship the Galaxy S4 is now old news despite it still topping the best smartphones list but expectations of the Galaxy S5 are not as high thanks to intensifying competition.
Samsung sent out invitations for their special event during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a move that saw the launch date moved forward by almost a month. According to The Guardian, analysts say the South Korean maker moved the launch date forward by about three weeks because of the dwindling Samsung Galaxy S4 sales.
As eyes are firmly locked on the Galaxy S5, the fifth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones and a sequel to the Galaxy S4, rumors have been doing rounds for weeks, with most hinting, speculating and running leaks stories on the specs and features the Samsung Galaxy S5 device.
February 24th is just the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the actual release date is expected to be released sometime between March and April of this year in either London or New York for around $880 (around £542).
One of the best things that the Galaxy S5 has over the current flagship phone Galaxy S4 is an aluminum chassis that accords it a ‘quality’ build, possibly a curved display and tons of new features including a fingerprint scanner. Leaked images of a Galaxy S5 chassis are proof enough that Samsung is focusing on areas it had ignored before – build. Apple and HTC have already outed smartphones with aluminum chassis.
Other rumors painted the Galaxy S5 in very good light especially when it comes to performance. The device will most likely come with a 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, a Quad-HD 2560 x 1440 display and Android 4.4 KitKat OS. You can read more on the specs and features of the Galaxy S5 here.