As the Mobile World Congress nears, more number of teasers and leaks
for the Samsung Galaxy S5 are surfacing online. This time, a
UK-headquartered mobile carrier, O2, has teased the Galaxy S5 in an
image on its German website, hinting the carrier to be among the first
to bring the proposed smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 webpage on
O2 site lets user register for further updates regarding the
availability of the handset with the carrier, and states "Get news about
Samsung that can do more." The website nowhere mentions the name
"Samsung Galaxy S5" but the link does. The webpage is also
titled as "Anticipation High 5."
The image of a black-coloured
handset, which is not shown clearly, also states in German "Ende Februar
mehr erfahren", which means "The end of February to learn more" which
almost ties in with expectations that the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at
MWC 2014, at the Samsung unPacked 5 event on 24 February. Seeing as the
teaser image features a handset in water, there is a slight possibility
that the Galaxy S5 may just be waterproof, like the Sony Xperia Z and
Xperia Z1, though none of the previous leaks have indicated this
feature, so we remain a little sceptical.
A recent leak emerging
from Korea allegedly reveals that the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S5
might come with a bezel-free display, which will be the first device in
Samsung's Android smartphone line-up to feature no rim around the screen
and a featured fingerprint scanner.
roughly the same time, a leaked screenshot purportedly showed icons in
what seems like the settings area of the Galaxy S5, icons that match the
unPacked 5 event teaser from earlier in February. Spotted in the leaked
screenshot were the Curiosity and Outdoor icons, part of the batch of 9
icons seen in the official teaser image.
alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing was
also spotted on the Internet in February. The leaked retail box image of
Galaxy S5 suggests the smartphone will sport a 5.25-inch QHD
(1440x2560pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB
RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front shooter. The
image also indicates the Galaxy S5 will feature a 3000mAh battery and
run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
expect, based on previous reports, that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be
launched alongside a new tablet series, believed to be dubbed Galaxy Tab
4, and the long-rumoured Galaxy Gear successor, named Galaxy Gear 2 at
the 24 February event in Barcelona at the sidelines of the MWC 2014.