has reportedly confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch will happen in
February at around the Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona,
Spain (MWC 2014).
According to the Korean media (via
Sammobile), Samsung Electronics Vice President of Design Team Dong-hoon
Chang met with media at an event that was held at the Shilla Hotel in
Seoul on New Year's occasion. Chang apparently said the speculated MWC
2014 launch for the Samsung Galaxy S5 was about right.
seemingly also confirmed that the company was using a new material for
the Galaxy S5's construction, and said the possibility of a flexible
display was 'under review'.
This somewhat confirms our
previous report about the Samsung Galaxy S5 being expected to feature an
aluminium unibody metal chassis.
Another previous report
suggested the South Korean manufacturer plans to release two versions of
the alleged Galaxy S5. As per the report, there would be two variants
of the Galaxy S5: a premium variant sporting a metal chassis and a
flexible OLED, and a variant which would come with the usual plastic
body, as found on other Galaxy smartphones.
premium model can be named as Samsung Galaxy F and will sport a metal
body. Also it's been reported that Samsung will not launch both the
devices together. First the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched in 2014
with later following the alleged premium version Samsung Galaxy F.
December 2013, a GFXBench listing had revealed a device codenamed
Samsung SM-G900S sporting a screen resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (2K).
The device was believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is expected
to come with a 5.0- or 5.2-inch display, making the pixel density an
incredible 560ppi at the said resolution.
So far, other
rumoured specifications of the alleged Galaxy S5 include a 64-bit Exynos
chipset or a Snapdragon chipset; 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera, a
4000mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI on top