Samsung Unpacked 5 – Galaxy S5 Rumors

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It’s one of those moments where you think you know, but you have no idea.

Samsung is hosting a media event on February 24 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They’re calling it “Unpacked 5.” Does this mean Samsung will be launching the newest smartphone in the Galaxy family – presumably the Samsung Galaxy S5? What else can we expect?

Galaxy S5 (GS5) Rumors

Rumors show new icons for Samsung’s TouchWiz Interface. They’re flat, rounded, and go by the titles Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness and Life – raised to the power of 5, of course. Do these hint at the new Exynos processor? Will a new device be more rugged?

The invitation to Unpacked 5 references a “flagship product.” If the GS5 does make an appearance, what will it be like? Some speculations are focusing on the chassis of the device, with various sources claiming the S5 will do away with the traditional Samsung polycarbonate, in favor of aluminum. Other rumors revolve around screen size: 5.2 inches – a .2 inch increase over the Galaxy S4. And what about pixel density? If the “WQHD” rumor is true, it will be 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Will there be a fingerprint or retina scanner? Will the camera be 16 MP?


Additional Devices

Perhaps Samsung will release more than one new phone. If there are two versions, they’re expected to be separated by the designators “Prime” and “Standard,” and will have different looks as well as processors. Some rumors project a third device, with these first two remaining plastic and the third a separate, metallic phone.

When Can We Have It

All signs point to an April release date for the new Samsung device, or devices, whatever it may be. This will be approximately a year after the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch.

Please join us for live coverage of Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event, where all of our questions will be answered.

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