But now comes Mobile-review’sEldar Murtazin, a guy with a very good record of access to confidential plans inside wireless carriers and/or Samsung, and spoils all the fun. According to him, there will be no Galaxy S5 in Q1 2014. Samsung has scheduled its launch for late April.
So all that speculation and leaks about high end Samsung flagship in February or March was just a bunch of malarkey.
Or maybe not.
There is a shimmer of hope left for a top of the line Samsung device early in 2014, even if Eldar is right. Remember ultra high-end Samsung Galaxy F Series? I asked Mr. Murtazin about them, and he confirms that such phone is in the works. Though Samsung didn’t start showing F Series handset to carriers yet, so chances we’ll get it in early 2014 are pretty slim.
On the other hand, Samsung does know how to move fast. And all those metal chassis Catcher will start shipping for Samsung in December have to go somewhere. Also the amount of rumors that Samsung is preparing to launch something high end in smartphones, early in 2014 - is pretty unusual. Nothing like this happened with Galaxy S3, S2 and other flagships. So let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Oh, and one more tidbit to brighten the day. Eldar says that Galaxy Note 4 next year may indeed come early. Though that’s way too far away to ponder.