Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs, Release Date, Features And More…
The next Samsung Galaxy – which the internet is nominally calling the Samsung Galaxy S5 through basic numerical guesswork – is probably the most hotly anticipated gadget on the planet right now.
Previous wisdom would suggest we could be in line for a stopgap, perhaps in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5, before the year is out. What these article is concerned with is rumours relating to the next fully new smartphone.
Here you’ll find all the latest news on the Samsung Galaxy S5 including possible release dates, the rumours as well as upcoming features and specs that GD has managed to sift from the big, bad world of the internet.
Samsung’s policy of zero information prior to actually launching the product has always acted as petroleum for the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours.
As such, tips, speculation and murmurings as to what the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be started to appear almost as soon as the Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched.
Some industry punts are so specific they cause some eyebrow raising – one even predicts not only that a cheaper Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will be launched, but that we’ll see it in May, and that by the end of the year it will sell 53 million units.
While the analyst in question will certainly be on for a big win at the bookies if that particular bet comes in, we bring you a round up of some of the other seemingly logical rumours.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen
Now, onto the Samsung Galaxy S5 proper – and we’ll start with the screen. Often the display on a new Samsung product pushes the boundaries of the industry.
Many saw the increased 4.7-inch screen size on the Samsung Galaxy S4 as a move on Apple’s part to keep up with the screen sizes of the larger Android powered phones like the recent Sony Xperia Z or Apple iPhone 5. However, 5-inches is more like the premium screen size right now – so for the iPhone 6, we could see apple stepping up the size once again.
According to ibnews, one analyst has suggested that Samsung could be looking to implement a 4.8-inch Retina+ IGZO screen made by Sharp, which will make the Samsung Galaxy S5 display thinner, brighter and much clearer – boasting better than HD resolutions.
The other area where we might see some significant improvement for the iPhone 6 is in the sensitivity of the screen.
A few advantages of this display are that it’s a great deal thinner than current screens and the fact that you can use it in winter with gloves on. And, as residents of the UK, that’s a big win for all of us. What’s more, this display isn’t a prototype; it’s actually in production right now over at Samsung’s top secret facility.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Features
While there will certainly be some hardware upgrades to Samsung’s next phone, it’s worth pointing out that Apple isn’t usually at the top of the pile when it comes to lining up new components. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S4 famously left out NFC compatibility – something many hope to see in the Samsung Galaxy S5.
In terms of the chassis, a polycarbonate body is one of the more frequent mutterings heard flapping through the internet rumour breeze.
Elsewhere, a new top of the range Samsung Galaxy S5 model would presumably need some sort of decent camera upgrade – as this is an area that’s been particularly busy in smartphones since the Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched. The HTC One and Nokia 920 in particular boast interesting new camera features, other than simply megapixel escalation.
A new feature that could well appear on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the use of sonar as a replacement to the current infared sensors which use sound as a proximity sensor – according to this report in IBnews – letting the phone detect where it is, either as a way of alerting the user about an incoming object, or as a way of detecting whether the phone is being held to the users ear.
One of the intriguing features to appear on several rumour feeds is the introduction of a “smart bezel” which would display information around the screen. It emerged from an actual patent that Samsung filed and, according to IBnews, the smart bezel could be a place for flashing buttons and symbols that compliment the on-screen action.
Another feature gaining ground in the tech press is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner. This follows a report that Taiwanese chip maker Chipbond are making components for future iPhones and has also been flagged up as a potential feature for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs
Perhaps the hardest thing to gauge about any Samsung Galaxy S5 is what exactly is going to be inside it.
Given Samsung’s history with incremental updates, any A7 chip is likely to be a quad-core affair rather than the octo-core chip inside the Samsung Galaxy S4.
We’ve already discussed NFC, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 will certainly have plenty in terms of wireless connectivity, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the latest iteration of the technology which, in theory, will allow you to hit browsing speeds of 1GBps.
There’s almost certainly going to be more advanced 4G LTE on board the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is a good thing as by the time it gets here, the standard will have been adopted by all the main UK networks.
In terms of storage, we’d expect the conventional 16, 32 and 64GB options to appear as standard. But, given the recent 128GB upgraded iPad range there’s nothing to suggest Samsung couldn’t provide a 128GB Samsung Galaxy S5 model.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Release date
One of many analysts jumping in with thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has said it won’t be ready until 2014.
Samsung’s Samsung Galaxy S5 uses a technology called ‘in-cell,’ which essentially meshes the touch screen with the glass screen into one thin display. Its partners can’t get good enough yields making those displays bigger to launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 this year.
The report goes on to say that the software will also have a bearing on development, as the next version of Android isn’t likely to be ready until next year.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will run on a 20 nm processor, allowing it to add more cores, possibly four or eight. To take advantage of the new processing speed, Android OS will have to be upgraded. The Android OS architecture might not be ready until 2014. But there’s a good chance we won’t see the Samsung Galaxy S5 until next year.
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