Two of the most awaited smartphone releases this year are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone S6. Samsung is racing ahead with its latest release as rumour has it that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly be unveiled in February at the “Mobile World Congress 2014 “and the Apple iPhone 6 might be come up around June or September this year.
Along with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, another surprise is the launch of a new and curved version of Samsung Galaxy Gear watch.
Samsung has sent out invites for its “Unpacked 5″ event to be held on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress (see below image). The mobile industry is buzzing with the news that the 5 could be an indication of Samsung’s latest edition to its popular flagship phone.
The Episode 1 as it called can be watched live on YouTube on 20:00 CET (00:30 IST Feb 25) and will give a sneak peek into its next flagship device.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumoured t0 sport a 16-megapixel primary and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.5GHz Krait CPU and 2 GB of RAM. Among the many leaks going around some claim that the Galaxy S5 will sport a fingerprint scanner similar to the one on the iPhone 5S while others claim that the Galaxy S5 will come with an eye scanner.
Lee Young Hee, Executive Vice President of Samsung’s mobile business in an interview with Bloomberg revealed the following:
According to Hee, Samsung will follow the same launch timeline as it did with the Galaxy S4 and release the handset in April of this year. The phone will be launched along with the next iteration of Samsung’s wearable tech device, the Galaxy Gear. Lee specified that the smartwatch will come with improved functionality and a sleeker design.
Lee also promised that the Galaxy S5 will come with a dramatically different design from its predecessors. We expect the handset to be slimmer and lighter than the Galaxy S4 – and Samsung might do away with its age old rounded edges design on the newbie as well.
Lee spoke about the Galaxy S5, ‘When we moved to S4 from S3, it’s partly true that consumers couldn’t really feel much difference between the two products from the physical perspective, so the market reaction wasn’t as big…For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it’s about the display and the feel of the cover.’