Ready your wallets, Samsung Galaxy S5 may be on sale in three weeks
20th Feb 2014 | 20:46
Prep for a little March madness
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be on sale by the middle of March, according to recent reports.
The new flagship handset is set to arrive at the Samsung Unpacked event at MWC on February 24 and will be on store shelves just a couple of weeks later, an unnamed Samsung executive and other trusty sources of GSMArena have revealed.
A mid-March launch, which doesn't seem too much of a stretch, would give Samsung an opportunity to greet shoppers before its biggest Android rival HTC is able to get 'The All New HTC One' in front of the public.
That handset, which has already leaked out several times this week alone, won't have its coming out party until March 25, potentially giving Samsung 1-2 weeks before consumers are presented with a choice.
Joining the dots
The Galaxy S5 is expected to arrive with Android 4.4 KitKat, an all-new version of the TouchWiz UI, a Snapdragon 800 or 805 processor (with octa-core in some regions) and 3GB of RAM.
The device is also likely to retain a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, while speculation has pointed towards a dust and waterproof metallic casing and a potential fingerprint scanner such as the iPhone 5S.
The most recent rumours also suggest a 16-megapixel camera as well as the ability to shoot 4K video, while the hardware could feature a dedicated camera button for the first time in the series.
- Not interested in HTC or Samsung? Check out our LG G2 review.