Despite getting competition from the likes of HTC One and Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S4 managed to become the best selling Android smartphone of 2013. That's not surprising to the fact that Samsung Galaxy series have always been insanely popular with consumers.
While some analysts believe that Samsung Galaxy S4 wasn't a successful device; other simply said "outstanding ". Nonetheless, Samsung Galaxy S4 sold over 40 million units worldwide. Like any other big brand, Samsung has already started working on the sequel to Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S5, as many believe would come with an outrageous display.
Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would pack an extra large display (5" +) having a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at 560ppi. Currently, the Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441ppi. After 300ppi, your eyes won't tell the difference.
In 2014, Samsung will launch a handset with a whooping 560 pixels per inch.If you compare the upcoming Galaxy S5 with Apple iPhone 5S, which has a 4.5-inch display (1136 x 640 pixels) at 321ppi, then naturally you would be tempted to buy one.
By packing more pixels--do you think Samsung will able to sell more Galaxy S5? Well, Samsung is good at manipulating consumers mind via marketing route; it would not be an uphill challenge to convince users.
According to OLED.at, Samsung Display CEO Kinam Kim confirmed that the South Korean giant would introduce smartphone in 2014 with displays having a pixel density of 560ppi. The first handset that would use a high resolution would be the Galaxy S5 and another one would be the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung hasn't confirmed the exact details, but it seems that Galaxy S5 release date is nearby.
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Marwan Boustany, senior analyst of MEHS and Sensor at HIS, apparently told DigiTimes that Samsung will likely to add a finger print sensor in the Galaxy S5 to better compete against Apple's iPhone 5S. The South Korean vendor will add this technology in the high-end Galaxy devices.
Apple iPhone 5S has become the first very handset to have a 64-bit processor. As of now the advantage of having a 64-bit processor is yet to be confirmed.
Nonetheless, it's a great tool of marketing. Korea Times reported that Samsung would introduce handsets with a 64-bit process next year.
"Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,"
Samsung will soon roll out a new series of phones made from aluminum. Critics panned the Samsung Galaxy S4 because the device was made from cheap polycarbonate plastic. Reportedly, Samsung Galaxy S5 would have superb build-quality similar to the HTC One. The purported phone is also expected to be rugged (waterproof and dustproof).
Samsung is expended to use a 16MP camera sensor in its upcoming high-end offerings. With the use of ISO CELL technology, Samsung will be able to bring the best camera phone in the market.
Android 4.4 Kitkat
The newly launched Google Nexus 5 runs the Android 4.4 Kitkat. There is no surprise that the Samsung announce the Galaxy S5 without Kitkat. Android 4.4 Kitkat brings improved user interface (UI), simplified contact book and others.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is said to be announced either at CES or MWC 2024. No report until now confirms that whether Samsung is indeed coming up with the successor to the Galaxy S4 in the early 2014. Watch this space for more action!