Samsung to reportedly launch its upcoming flagship Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014
South Korean tech giant Samsung is reported to launch its most awaited Galaxy S5 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The event will be held on 24 February 2014 at Barcelona (Spain). Dong-hoon Chang, EVP and Head of Design Team for Samsung’s IT & Mobile Communications division is reported to confirm the news while in conversation with Korean media.
With the Galaxy S5, the company is expected to deviate from its regular design practice of using plastic (possibly to cut down on the cost and weight) and switch to a all-metal body. However there are also rumours about Samsung following Apple’s footsteps by launching two variants of S5- a premium metal body and a mid-range plastic body. The handset is also expected to feature a better quality qHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution.
Some of the rumoured features of Galaxy S5 include,
- All-metal body
- QHD screen displays with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution
- Exynos octa core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 16 MP ISOCELL rear camera
- 4 MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery capacity
- Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
There are also rumours about the device sporting a flexible display.
Well, there is no official word about the features as of now, so truth will be known only after MWC 2014. Anyone planning to switch to a new smartphone, it is advisable to wait until MWC 2014 wherein one can expect launch of few other quality devices along with the S5. There’s also Consumer Electronic Show (CES) scheduled for January 7-10 at Las Vegas Convention Center.
So there’s a lot of action expected during the 1st half of 2014 in the growing market of smartphones. Stay tuned with us for all the updates!