The end of the year is closing in fast, and you know what that means, right? Well, aside from the holiday season ushering in a ton of price drops and attractive deals, it also means that we’re going to start looking forward to what the mobile industry will have in store for us next year. Actually, due to all the interesting leaks and rumors, we’ve started looking forward to 2014 a while back.
In any case, while still fresh, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is eventually going to be replaced by a new flagship in the series, and today we’re here to talk about what we can expect from the Samsung Galaxy S5. Believe it or not, the Korean media is buzzing with all sorts of interesting news regarding the SGS5, so check back after the break and we’ll discuss our latest findings.
According to the Korean Media (ET News) citing industry sources, Samsung is getting ready to start mass producing the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Korean giant will allegedly fire up the conveyor belts in January, when 800,000 to 1,000,000 SGS5 units are expected to be produced. In February, Samsung will supposedly increase the production of the device, up to 6 million units. The same sources claim that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is scheduled for sometime in March or April.
But, that’s not all. If you’re wondering about the specs, then fret not, we have some info on hardware as well. Allegedly, the SGS5 will feature a 64-bit processor (confirming rumors that the 64-bit Exynos CPU is almost ready), will pack 3 GB of RAM, a 16 MP camera (probably that ISOCELL sensor we talked a while back), a 4,000 mAh battery, and it will run on Android 4.4 KitKat (presumably covered in a new version of TouchWiz).
Interestingly enough, sources also claim that the device will hit the market in two main variants: a “Premium” model boasting a 5 inch flexible OLED display encased in a metal chassis (odd combo, isn’t it?), and a more conservative model with a 5 inch AMOLED display, wrapped up in good ol’ plastic.
Which one of these models will be produced first (or whether or not they’ll be produced simultaneously) is not specified. Regardless, the aforementioned production numbers seem a bit lower than what you’d expect from Sammy. It looks like the info we discovered sometime ago might hold some water after all, as according to the same sources, Samsung set the Galaxy S5 sales target at roughly 70% of what was expected from the Galaxy S4.
Is anyone excited about the Galaxy S5?