It seems there is no end to the speculations surrounding the Samsung's
highly-anticipated 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5.
another Samsung executive has revealed that the company will not launch
the alleged Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. ZDNet
a report has cited a Samsung executive confirming that there will be no
flagship smartphone unveiling at the MWC. Further, the unnamed
executive revealed that the alleged Galaxy S5 can be expected to be
launched in March at a New York event.
The new reported statement
by Samsung executive denying the MWC 2014 launch contradicts an earlier
claim by another company executive,
who suggested that the MWC 2014 launch for the Samsung Galaxy S5 was about right.
recent report quoted Samsung mobile executive Lee Young-hee to say that
a March-April launch for the Galaxy S5
was what the company was aiming for.
Other reports have
detailed the launch venue, claiming that the South Korean handset maker
would be holding a global event in London scheduled around mid-March.
on Tuesday, Samsung Galaxy S5 was leaked
with price and specifications of both metal and plastic models of the
device. The report suggested that the alleged Galaxy S5's metal variant
would be priced at 800 euros (approximately Rs. 67,000), and the
plastic variant at 650 euros (approximately Rs. 54,500).
report also revealed some of the specifications of the
yet-to-be-announced flagship smartphone, which include a QHD (1440x2560
pixel) Super AMOLED display, Exynos 6 (believed to be the successor of
the Exynos 5 chipsets) or Snapdragon 805 processors; a 16-megapixel rear
camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 has been
widely expected to come with iris recognition or eye-scanning technology for unlocking the
A recent report has also suggested that Samsung has filed a new patent that tracks gestures via head
tracking gesture controls. The patent described things like a nod of
head and a wink of eyes being used to carry out a specific functions.
Further, the report speculated that Samsung filed the patent in July
last year and that the new feature would probably be featured in the
alleged Galaxy S5.