Samsung has not disclosed its plans to announce the Galaxy S5 early next year, but gossipmongers are busy promoting the device a little early. On the other side with due respect Apple camp is making sure that the forthcoming iPhone 6 gets due coverage.
Nonetheless, the good news is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might get announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), 2014. The rumor has it that Samsung is not pleased with the Galaxy S4 in terms of sales.
So to better compete with the likes of Apple, Samsung is making no stone unturned to make sure that the upcoming Galaxy S5 turned out to be the best smartphone of 2014.
It is largely assumed that the Galaxy S5 would have a 5.3-inch Ultra HD display, 64-bit processor, aluminum brushed design, 16MP camera, water resistant and a 4000mAh battery life.
Let's have a look at the top rumors around Samsung Galaxy S5. Scroll through the sliders to get a fair idea about what to expect from Galaxy S5. Take a look!
Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Not Have OIS camera
Since past days, it is being reported that Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a camera with OIS feature. Samsung's biggest arch rival LG has already included this feature in the LG G2 and Nexus 5. Reportedly, Samsung also finalized to use a 16MP camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature.
According to the ET News, the Galaxy S5 will not have OIS feature. Further the report says that OIS camera modules are thicker and might not get fit in the device. Also, the Galaxy S5 is believed to be thin compared to its processor. Take this rumor as a pinch of salt because final specs may change any time soon.
Samsung Galaxy S5 to Enter Mass Production in January 2014: Coming in 2 Variants
Samsung Galaxy S5 could enter mass production in January 2014. Further, the phone is expected to make a debut at the MWC tech event in Berlin. Sources close to the ET News revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is said to appear in two variants. The said phone will be announced with flexible OLED display and metallic chassis. On the other hand, Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S5 in plastic chassis with normal OLED display.
Samsung Galaxy S5: Flagship Handset To Release with 4GB RAM
Samsung's next big thing: the Galaxy S5 is said to arrive with 4GB RAM under the hood. South Korean website DT reports that Samsung's next-flagship handset may pack 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit Exynos 6 processor. With Apple already launched its iPhone 5S with TouchID fingerprint scanner, and more importantly the phone has 64-bit PC architecture; Samsung could announce 64-bit processor supported Galaxy S5 early next year.
Samsung Galaxy S5: Alleged Metal Frame Spotted in the Wild
Recently, Nowhereelse.f leaked an alleged picture of a metal frame that was linked with the upcoming Galaxy S5.
The metallic frame pictured measures 143.8 x 72.3mm, compared to 136.6 x 69.8mm for the current generation Galaxy S4 and 151.2 x 79.2mm for Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Moreover, Samsung has also changed the positioning of a rear-facing camera. Also to be noted that a 3.5mm headphone jack is at the bottom. Also, the leaked frame appeared to be bigger than the current Galaxy S4.
Back in September, ETNews reported that Samsung would announce a super premium range of flagship devices, dubbed "Project F". The first premium handset under the "Project F" would have a 16MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a full metallic body and Octa-Core Exynos 5 processor. The unknown handset will be expensive than the Galaxy Note 3 and will be produced in limited numbers.
Samsung Galaxy S5 To Have an Eye-Scanning sensor
According to AndroidSaS, the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 might use an eye-scanning sensor to unlock the device. This futuristic feature will allow users to unlock the phone with their eyes