Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumors: Specs, Features, Release Date and More

 

It looks like that Samsung has decided not to let the rumor mills get calm down for a while. Since the Galaxy series has started occupying space in user’s pockets, the flagship Galaxy devices get highly anticipated until the release. Right an year ago all us were eagerly waiting for the Galaxy S4 and going through a number of rumored specs and design, the device finally got unveiled in March, 2013. But the new heat started about the Galaxy Note 3 and as soon as Samsung pulled off the curtains from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in September, 2013, the Rumor time for Galaxy S5 started.

 

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Samsung has always been criticized over using the plastic material to build its devices, and earlier it was predicted that Samsung could bring up the new body in Galaxy Note 3, perhaps the device still got produced with plastic material but the design was pretty much changed and to a good extent it impressed the users. At the moment, it is highly predicted and is also expected that with the next flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung might bring up the new design and the device might be an Aluminium bodied. Now that actually makes sense where iPhone is doing the hard work with its devices and brought up iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner, on the other hand HTC’s ONE is wining the place being the most beautiful smartphone of the world because of its premium body, look and feel,  it is pretty obvious that Samsung is not going to sit calm this time and is surely about to pull something awesome to win the hearts of its fans.

 

There is something new everyday to fuel up the trucks of rumors and it is quite confusing what to believe and what to not. But to make the things pretty easy it should be kept in mind that until and unless Samsung pulls out the device, or until there is an official word about the Galaxy S5, every single thing could be a rumor and nothing more than that. So, here is what we know so far about the device:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Body & Design:

 

As mentioned above, Samsung doesn’t want to disappoint its die hard fans this time and wants to bring up something amazing. It is expected that the Galaxy S5 will sport a full Aluminium made body and a completely new design to take its market share back from HTC and Apple that they won on the basis of their device’s look and feel. It is also rumored that Samsung will use the new design “Design 3.0” for its 2014 premium devices. We don’t exactly know what the “Design 3.0” is, but we expect and hope that Samsung is set to give a tough time to its rivals. There’s also a number of speculations about the Galaxy S5’s display to be flexible. There are also reports claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could sport the waterproof and dust proof features as that of the Xperia Z and Galaxy S4 Active. Yesterday the concept photos of Galaxy S5 surfaced over web showing a metal body, curved design and also shows the phone to be flexible. Purported pictures of Samsung Galaxy S5’s chasis have been leaked as well recently showing off a metallic chasis.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Display:

 

As the Galaxy S series is getting popular day by day, Samsung has tried to introduce something new and potential in each Galaxy S device and let the users taste the new stuff. Following the trend, the Galaxy S5 is also expected to have a hefty display that could be a 2K HD Super AMOLED  ranged at 5 inch with 587 ppi and 2560 x 1440pixels resolution, that is much more higher than the full HD display of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 with 441 ppi and is of 5 inches.

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64 Bit – Processor:

 

Recently Apple unveiled its iPhone 5S to remain in competition with its rivals. The iPhone 5S occupied a 64 bit processor that is much more faster than the ordinary processors. Now how is it possible that Samsung will sit calm and let Apple win in this department? It is highly speculated that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will be the first device by Samsung to be powered up with a 64 bit processor. It is also expected that Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first device to sport  a True Octa Core Processor that will be Exynos 5430, but this is neither confirmed nor it closed the rumor mills.
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Android 4.4 KitKat:

 

Google has already pulled the curtains off from the next version of Android that is Android 4.4 KitKat. It is obvious that Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S will run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. It is also expected that Samsung could soon roll out the Android 4.4 KitKat for its existing devices like Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 etc.

 

Other Specs & Features:

 

According to a number of leaks, its is being assumed that Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature a 16 Megapixel Camera sensor at the back that could also have Optical Image Stabilization. Samsung wants to replace the 13 Megapixel camera that it used on Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 and wants to introduce a new and better camera for its high devices which are going to get unveiled in 2014. It is also expected that Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 4 GB RAM. As Samsung already skipped the 16 GB internal storage in the Galaxy Note 3, it is pretty clear that Galaxy S5 will also have the internal storage starting from 32 GB and how come Samsung can forget to make an SDcard slot that always helped Samsung to take an edge over other manufacturers. Samsung could also use a 4000 mAh battery to keep the Galaxy S5 on for a long time but it is not yet known the battery will be removable or not depending upon the metal/aluminium body of the phone. Let’s see how much sharp work Samsung shows in this department as the metal build devices do not usually have a removable battery.  Reports have been also claiming that to outnumber Apple and HTC in terms of fingerprint scanner, Samsung is thinking to introduce an eye scanner.

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Galaxy S5 price:

 

The predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S4 started from around $700 and it is expected that Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost a little higher as it will sport a number of features and the hefty list of spec sheet will add an extra cost to its amount. There is no report or word about the Galaxy S5’s price, so its better to just wait for the device’s official release.

 

Galaxy S5 Release Date:

 

Galaxy S5 is expected to go on screens sometime in between January and February. Usually Samsung pulls out its latest devices

 

Let’s have a quick and brief look at the specifications of the Galaxy S5:

 

  • 5 inch Super AMOLED display with 587 ppi (2560 x 1440pixels resolution)
  • Minimum 3 GB RAM or 4 GB RAM.
  • True Octa Core Exynos 5430 – 64 Bit Processor.
  • 4000 mAh Battery.
  • 16 Megapixel Camera with 4K video recording and OIS.
  • Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • Next Generation Touchwiz UI.

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After getting done with reading this post, make sure that you taste the salt in a little amount, say a pinch of salt as everything is just a rumor as long as there is no official word or the device itself gets released. That’s all from us at the moment. Stay tuned with us for more updates / rumors / news about the Galaxy S5 as we’ll keep our heads up and keep a watch at the latest happenings in the smartphone world to bring the latest stuff for you.

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  • Everytime, there are these fancy concept designs, In the end, we are gonna get a Samsung’s conventional rounded corner build :p with best hardware available lol

  • Mohamed

    I have heard that Android devices ( in my case I’m considering the SG note 3)
    don’t sync well with Outlook, some 3rd party apps are not that great either.

    Is there a way around this or perhaps app/s that do work well?
    e-mailfunctions, i.e. – my corporate e-mail or mail for exchange, Gmail & Telkom
    (my internet service provider) are my main e-mails that I require. Most
    importantly I want my corporate e-mail to sync with my contacts, calendars,
    notes, tasks, etc. What would you suggest?

    If I upgrade to the newer Kit Kat software, will that cause any issues?

    which micro SD cards are compatible or work well with the SGN3? I read on some
    blogs that there are issues with some brands, others suggested buying the
    Samsung Brand. I know our service providers sell the SanDisk Brand.

    What is your daily smartphone & tablet presently?

    I cannot make up my mind on what device I should get – wait for
    the S5 or go for the SG Note 3 or HTC One, etc?

    I don’t want to be frustrated with my choice that I have to use
    daily for 24 months
    Your advice is appreciated.
    Thank you
    Mohamed

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_ERNbbDQzLK:disqus go for Galaxy Note 3, Its an awesome choice.

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