Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date And Rumored Specs

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date And Rumored Specs
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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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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.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. “1920×1080 is a bit much for a phone, why do we need to raise the resolution even further on a 5 inch screen?”

    True enough if you’re only viewing photos on your phone, personally I tend to copy them from the phone to PC and use full screen. That sort of resolution could allow for cropping easily without too much concern for image degradation.

    Having said that, I am inclined to agree it’s overkill for a phone.

  2. Here’s some things that I don’t understand about the S5.

    I get that phone companies want to try and make money by forcing people to be locked into contracts or shelling out money every year, phone companies do need to be competitive.

    However, Nokia Lumia has a 41 Megapixel camera, digital cameras have way better Zoom than any phone would have.

    1920×1080 is a bit much for a phone, why do we need to raise the resolution even further on a 5 inch screen? I can see this on an iPad Air, I could see this on an Ultrabook, but on a 5 inch device, why? I’ve watched movies on a Playstation Vita that has a 960×544 screen, and downscaled still look amazing.

    Now, when I upgraded from a T-Mobile Amaze 4G, to a Samsung Galaxy S4, that was a huge jump. 13MP Camera versus 8, a much better phone provider(HTC seems to always make inferior products as far as tech specs go), and the big nail in the coffin, an IR sensor to work like a tv remote.

    Why would I want an S5 when the S4 does pretty much whatever I want it to?

    Honestly, if we are going to specs, there is nothing telling me I shouldn’t get a Nokia Lumia 1520, EXCEPT the fact that it has the Windows operating system, which is the WORST for games, apps, etc. No Clash of Clans, no Injustice Gods Among Us, No Simpsons Tapped Out, no Minecraft, no Magic the Gathering, no Amazon Instant Video(Also not available on Android), Spotify

    iOS has the best Ecosystem, and you can’t go wrong with iTunes
    Android is the most opened up, has emulator support, and you can actually get at stuff without using third party software installed on your PC to add or remove stuff.

    Windows has potential, the tile interface could be really cool, but it needs to push the apps and games. Being able to use Office is a start, but if you really want to impress people, Windows RT and the mobile scene needs to start supporting full PC games, THAT is how you are going to steal people away, how cool would it be to play World of Warcraft on your phone? How cool would it be to play Skyrim while taking a dump, or anything else on steam?

    But back to the original points, the only way I’ll pick up a Samsung Galaxy S5, is if they have a bunch of must have features. I had no problems dropping $1,000 on an iPad Air, when I had an iPad 4th gen, because I find myself playing games on that way more than anything else.

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