After massive success with their flagship line of Galaxy smartphones, tech giant Samsung are reportedly set to launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 in February, 2014.
2013 has been a phenomenal year for South Korean technology company Samsung. Launching their very first smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which brings apps and connectivity to our wrists, they promoted themselves as innovators in the tech space. They also showed great promise as they released new tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which fast became a highly rated iPad alternative. However, no Samsung gadget was as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which sold 40 million units in just 6 months. Now, keen to capitalise on the popularity of the Galaxy brand, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is reportedly set for release in February, 2014.
The (yet unconfirmed) rumour comes from Korean site ET News, who say that on the back of sales of the S4 that Samsung consider as “poor”, the S5 will launch in February, earlier than planned, as Samsung attempt to cut their losses on its predecessor. Facing tough competition from budget Android handsets, as well as Apple’s constant flow of new iPhone iterations, the Galaxy S5 will need to be able to pull its technological weight, with earlier rumours saying that it will be more than capable of doing so.
Rumoured specs include the phone having 3GB of RAM (an upgrade on the S4’s 2GB of RAM), will include a 16 megapixel camera, a 4000mAh battery and is set to run on Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest edition of the Google-created operating system. It’s also being said that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two priced flavours, with a more expensive curved metal option, akin to the curved screen of the Samsung Galaxy Round, and a cheaper plastic version with a flat screen more like the Samsung Galaxy S4, reportedly in the works. However, the device, if it does release in February, as reported, will be launching several months before the usual release date of new Galaxy gadgets (which tends to be in May), meaning that Samsung could be set to retailor their approach and become an even tougher force to beat in the smartphone market.
We’ll keep you posted once we know more.