Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014
According to the Korean news site ETNews, Samsung is working relentlessly on their new Android flagship, the Galaxy S5. According to industry insiders, Samsung is already preparing its assembly lines for the new smart device, which is rumored to begin mass production starting from January 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the shelves worldwide from February or March of 2014.
The new flagship from the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer comes with high expectations. The rumor mill has it that the new Galaxy S5 will feature a 64 bit capable CPU, an eight core processor capable of running all of its cores simultaneously. Unlike the Exynos 5 System on Chip, this time Samsung will deliver a true octa-core performer for its Exynos platform. This new architecture is called Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) and it’s an update of the old Exynos 5 Octa, entitled Exynos 5 Octa big.LITTLE chip.
Just like with the Galaxy S4, there are rumors about a Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5, running on a Qualcomm system on chip, instead of the in-house Exynos Octa.
The Galaxy S5 is expected to boast a curved 5 inches wide OLED display with an amazing 560ppi pixel density, similar to the one found in the Galaxy Round, 3 GB of RAM and a huge 4000 mAh battery.The flagship will most probably run on Android 4.4. KitKat out of the box.
Along with the S5, Samsung is expected to release a new iteration of the Galaxy Gear, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, that will be ~20% thinner than the previous generation. Common sense tells me that the Gear 2 will be the S5’s sidekick, being capable of offering support for apps, games and entertainment.