Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date At MWC 2014; Company To Unveil Galaxy Range
By Kristin Dian Mariano | February 17, 2014 5:02 PM EST
Pheonix Pham by Concept-Phones
Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept Image by Pheonix Pham
Some carriers teased consumers with the arrival of the new smartphone. In Germany, mobile phone carrier O2 put up a teaser for the Galaxy S5 to build up the anticipation of users. The network even put up a Web site allowing the customers to sign up to get news regarding the Samsung device that "can do more," with a headline that roughly translates to "Anticipation High 5."
This type of Web pages was usually put up after the device was announced. It seemed O2 Germany was way too early but it could be a good marketing strategy. The Web site also said the smartphone will be launched at the end of February. But it is still unconfirmed whether the handset will be available right after the Samsung launched it.
Meanwhile, Samsung already sent out the invitations for its upcoming release date on Feb. 24 for "Unpacked 5" event. The event may also present other devices such as Galaxy Note 3 Lite and Tab 3 Lite.
Latest leaked benchmarks in AnTuTu showed two variants of Samsung Galaxy S5 will arrive this year. According to the leak, the premium variant with the code SM-G900R4 packs off a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC 2.5GHz quadcore processor in the benchmarks, coupled with 3 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 32 GB onboard storage, a 2,560 x 1,400 QHD display, 16 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The other variant with the code SM-G900H sports a Samsung Exynos 5422 octacore 1.5GHz processor with 2GB RAM, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 16 GB internal storage, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution display, 16 megapixel rear and 2.1 megapixel front camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
Reports said Samsung is working on a more advanced fingerprint sensor, which will be embedded on the handset's entire screen. This allows the user to tap in anywhere on the screen to make use of the sensor's features. But Samsung still has not disclosed the official specs of the device and consumers must wait for the release date later this month.
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