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Samsung's next big thing, and the upcoming addition to its already popular Galaxy lineup of devices - touted as the Galaxy S5, has been making rounds for quite some time now with a host of rumored specifications and features for the same.
The Galaxy S5 from Samsung, while we cannot say when an official announcement will be made eventually, is massively expected to be officially announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event that's set to be held in Barcelona, Spain next week.
While we are pretty sure that Samsung will not budge from its profitable tag of Galaxy S for the device, as far as naming the device is concerned, still everything related to it is in a state of rumor and has to be taken with a pinch of salt to say the least.
Nonetheless, we have hunted the web to find the most potent of updates that have been released until now for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 to provide you the most interesting things that have been said about the device to date.
Here are the top 5 updates for the Samsung-made Galaxy S5.
New Teaser Video
In case all the latest leaks and rumors haven't convinced you until now about the existence of the potential Samsung-made Galaxy S5, there is a new teaser video that has been released to eradicate any doubts pertaining to the Galaxy S5's upcoming arrival.
The new video shows the very important number 5 in the video and later concludes with the words "the next Galaxy." While that kind of a broad hint doesn't require much brain to understand what's in store, a most anticipated appearance of the phone is however missing from the video.
Galaxy S5's Special Gold Variant
A long, long time ago any phone (especially ones made by Apple) which came with plated gold on it was instantly a source of fun for everybody because of the color of the device. However, Apple sort of changed that outlook after it introduced the iPhone 5s in gold and suddenly gold became prominent.
Now it seems like Samsung is looking to introduce a golden variant of its upcoming smartphone Galaxy S5. The news arrived after a leak was noticed out of a sub-menu of carrier Vodafone's internal system. The menu shows clearly that the Galaxy S5 has been listed with a 'Gold Contract' next to it, apart from the likes of an HTC One and Apple iPhone 5s (all in gold).
Yet another proof of the handset surely arriving a bit later this year.
Two Different Regular Variants
There have been reports making rounds for a long time about how Samsung will look to release the upcoming Galaxy S5 in two different build variants.
Basically, the device is expected to come in a standard and a premium version - with the latter one to supposedly have features such as higher-resolution display (2560×1440 vs 1920×1080).
According to a recent listing for a Spigen case for the Galaxy S5 on Amazon, the premium version of the Galaxy S5 could be called Galaxy S5 Prime on release. However, both of the device variants are said to release following the standard model's launch after a few weeks.
Introduction of Kids Mode
One report that has been making rounds, although not gathering that much importance, related to the S5, is the fact that the device might arrive with something called Kids Mode.
Similar to the Windows Phone-based Kid's Corner, which allows parents to create a dedicated environment on their device that are filled with only the apps and functionalities they want their kids to access when lending them their phones, Samsung is also considering introducing the same kind of feature with its upcoming Galaxy S5.
And if this falls true, expect a lot of kid friendly cartoon characters to help guide your child through the device when you lend him or her your new phone.
Potential Release Date
Not long ago, we here at Gizbot ran an exclusive piece on how the Galaxy S5 could arrive around March or April of 2014. Now, it seems like that is only waiting to fall true with more and more reports emerging online, suggesting how the S5 will indeed be releasing for retail around the same time as mentioned.
However, before all that happens (hopefully), the S5 will surely be seen at the Unpacked 5 presentation from Samsung that's set to happen at this year's MWC event.