The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the Korean giant’s next flagship and highly anticipated smartphone, and as the device is nearing to its release date, we’re increasingly seeing more rumors and leaks about it. It’s always interesting to learn about the specifications and other details of any device prior to its official release. Let’s take a look at the latest news about the release date and specs of the Galaxy S5.

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Some rumors claim that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) will also announce the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch along with the Galaxy S5. The star of the event would of course be the Galaxy S5, even if the Korean company also announces the second generation of its smartwatch during the event.

Technical specs of Galaxy S5

What it looks like, as per the leaked box image and other rumors, is that the Galaxy S5 will be powered by a 2.5GHz Quad core processor, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 20MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. There’s also 4G LTE, GPS / GLONASS, universal remote control and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930)’s powerful 3,000 mAh battery.

The display is likely to feature a 5.25″ QHD Super AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 260 x 1600 pixels and 441 PPI. The smartphone will be running on Android 4.4 KitKat when shipped. The smartphone is also expected to come with a fingerprint scanner, just like the iPhone 5S. Previous rumors suggested that the smartphone would come with a retina scanner, but the idea was apparently dropped.

These specs definitely make the Galaxy S5 a high-end smartphone, but we’ll need to wait for the Unpacked Event to officially confirm that these specs are indeed true.

Galaxy S5 release date

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has already hinted that the release of the Galaxy S5 will be at its its press invite event titled “Unpacked5” at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 24th. Most likely, this is the day when the Galaxy S5 will be announced.

The company also teased a new set of icons with the Unpacked5 invite on its official Twitter account. This likely means that Samsung will also be coming up with a brand new interface for the TouchWiz UI.