As 2014 has come, the whole tech world is looking forward to the launch of next iteration of Samsung's popular flagship Galaxy S5. Nothing is certain at this point of time, regarding the specifications and features of the Galaxy S4 successor, however lots of rumors are circulating in the tech space guessing what revolutionary, the next generation smartphone could bring in the palms of your hand.
The latest update is that Samsung Galaxy S5 is tipped for March release, as per an Italian journalist citing "reliable sources."
Going by the report, Galaxy S5, which is said to have all new design and 2K display, might get announced in mid March in a special London event this year. An Italian journalist under the twitter profile @flavio is responsible for revealing alleged release date of Galaxy S5.
Earlier rumors suggested that Samsung is ready to launch the much awaited sequel to the Galaxy S4 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 alongside the Galaxy Gear 2. But now it seems that the leaked release date of March 2014, make some sense.
Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 in New York based event. So keeping previous unpacked events in mind, the South Korean giant will rather choose a happening place like London to get maximum sales.
Last week, Lee Young Hee, Vice President of Samsung's mobile business, talked about the forthcoming Galaxy S5 in an interview given to Bloomberg. The high profile executive revealed that Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced in the first half of 2014, around March or April.
"We've been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time. When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved." Lee said.
In the report the renowned official also gave some hints about the features which will be added to the S5, he said, "When we moved to S4 from S3, it's partly true that consumers couldn't really feel much difference between the two products from the physical perspective, so the market reaction wasn't as big," he said. "For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it's about the display and the feel of the cover."
The Samsung Galaxy S4 wasn't a big success, as the consumers were not able to distinguish between the handset and its predecessor Galaxy S3, except for the Air View feature and some more gimmicks.
But if we go by the rumors associated with Samsung Galaxy S5, its definitely going to be a big revolutionary flagship from the house of the South Korean tech titan. Below in the slideshow is where you can take a look at the rumor roundup of all the expected features in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
5" Plus display with 2560 x 1440 resolution
Reports have noted that S5 is going to come up with a unique diplay, which is going to be 2K resolution (560 x 1440) resulting in the staggering pixel density of 560 ppi.
64-bit Exynos chipset
Latest rumors suggest that Samsung Galaxy S5 will come powered by the next generation 64-bit Exynos chipset to take on the iPhone 5s' A7 SoC.
Samsung Galaxy S5 may pack the healthy 4 GB of RAM
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 boasts 3GB of RAM, so its clear that Galaxy S5 would come with a 4GB RAM. Especially after Samsung unveiled the new chip on its Samsung Tomorrow site -- the first 8-gigabit (1GB) low-power DDR4 memory chip, snappily called the LPDDR4.
It promises 50 per cent faster performance than existing chips, while using 40 per cent less power.
16-megapixel camera with Ultra HD video recording
Yes a 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization AND 4k UHD recording is expected to be seen in the upcoming Galaxy S5.
Reports have come up saying it will offer "up to 8 times brighter" images when shooting indoors.
S5 may sport a fingerprint sensor
Notably, Samsung will include a fingerprint sensor, and also considering a new metal design and an eye-scanner in its high-end devices.