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Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Brought Forward, Hardware Specs Get Rumored

by Mihai Matei on October 10, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S5: Release Date Scheduled Sooner Than Anticipated?


While the Samsung Galaxy S4 is no longer the Korean manufacturer’s most powerful smartphone, due to the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3, the SGS4 is still a “new-ish” device that can easily compete with the rest of the top-tier handsets. Despite all that, rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 have recently started hitting the blogosphere, and according to the latest reports, the next flagship in the Galaxy S series might actually hit the market earlier than we’ve expected.

According to the Korean media, Samsung might have brought the Galaxy S5 release date forward, mainly due to the disappointing sales of the SGS4. Interested? Join us after the break for more details.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Brought Forward, Hardware Specs Get Rumored

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Brought Forward, Hardware Specs Get Rumored

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date and Specs Rumors

While the Galaxy S4 has been selling like hotcakes and has surpassed its predecessor in terms of sales figures, it appears that Samsung is still not pleased with these developments. Apparently, the S4 has failed to reach the manufacturer’s sales target, and this could be one of the reasons (along with the over-saturation of the high-end smartphone market) why the Korean giant is now planning on launching the SGS5 at an earlier date.

According to fresh reports coming from Samsung’s homeland, Joseilbo citing Samsung insiders, the Galaxy S5 might actually be officially announced as early as mid-January, followed by an actual market release that could take place in February.

As far as the hardware specifications go, the same source says that the SGS5 could feature a 64-bit processor dubbed “Exynos 5430″. Recently, Samsung has also announced that they’ve managed to bring HMP (Heterogenous Multi-Processing) capabilities to its 8-core Exynos 5 processors, turning the chipset into a true octa-core unit. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for this 64-bit Exynos 5430 unit to be able and take advantage of all its eight cores at the same time.


Aside from the main processing unit, the report is also suggesting that the Galaxy S5 will deliver a better 16 MP camera with improved low-light capabilities and OIS. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Samsung is working on a better camera, as we’ve previously stumbled across information suggesting that the Galaxy S4 successor could pack a 16 MP main camera that could be a spin-off on the Galaxy S4 Zoom’s sensor.

Previous rumors have also suggested that the SGS5 might deliver dust and waterproof capabilities, and chances are that the device will also boast a fingerprint scanner (possibility also mentioned by this latest report).

Exciting news without a doubt! We’ll continue to keep an eye out so stay tuned.

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