Samsung will launch its new flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S5 – in just a few days, and those who’re in need of a powerful and high-end smartphone are eagerly waiting to see what Samsung has in store for them. Now that the release is near, let’s take a look at what United States users can expect from the Galaxy S5 release.
We’ve been hearing about new rumors related to this smartphone from a long time. Until now, the rumors have suggested that the smartphone would have a large display, a powerful processor, a new look of TouchWiz, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. In fact, a cover packaging of the smartphone clearly displays the technical specs of the Galaxy S5.
Sign up pages before actual release
Just like the German carrier O2, we can expect US carriers too to be offered a sign-up page before the actual release. This sign-up captures the information of those users who’re interested in the Galaxy S5, and can’t wait to get their hands on this smartphone.
Carriers usually release the sign-up page ahead of the launch, just as it has happened with the Galaxy Note 3. That’s why we can keep an eye on specific carriers for pre-order and information related to release date.
Release date will be announced by carriers
If we look at the past release of Samsung smartphones, we can infer how the company will handle the release.
Samsung did gives specific release windows for consumers, but the exact date is left with the US carriers themselves. Those carriers in turn announce when they’re ready to launch the smartphone on their network. We expect something similar for the Galaxy S5.
Galaxy S5 should be available widely
You can expect the Galaxy S5 to be available in a number of different places (online and offline) once its release date arrives. The smartphone should be available at carrier stores and online portals, and also at retail locations. You can also expect it to launch at stores such as Walmart and RadioShack, and also at online stores such as Amazon, eBay, Best Buy and others.
Samsung typically floods the market with their device, and that’s why availability shouldn’t be a problem once it’s released. This is a big phone from Samsung, and that’s why the company won’t take any risks with the stock available in the US.
Galaxy Gear 2 might also be announced with Galaxy S5
With the launch of the Galaxy S5, one can also expect Samsung to announce Galaxy Gear 2, the Korean company’s next-generation smartwatch. While we can’t exactly vouch for this rumor, multiple reports so far have stated that the Galaxy S5 will be joined by a brand new Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.
Not many details are available about the Galaxy Gear 2, but some rumors point out a flexible OLED display. Since many users have complained about the bulky look of the smartwatch, a flexible OLED display means a thinner and slimmer smartwatch.
Different variants of Galaxy S5
Expect Samsung to announce different variants of Galaxy S5, not during the release, but later on. As per the rumors, Samsung is already readying the new Galaxy S5 Zoom and Galaxy S5 Active to replace the Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy S4 Active. These new variants will be announced later on, though.
The company typically releases many different variants of its smartphones, and we expect the same thing to happen with the S5.