February 5, 2014 8:30pm
Here’s the latest on the launch of the Galaxy S5, which is expected to be unveiled on February 24th at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The New York Times is confirming this as the destination, saying Samsung has opted out of a big venue set-up, with fewer theatrics than the GS4 release.
“This time around, Samsung plans a relatively low-key event for the Galaxy S5, according to a person in the smartphone industry with knowledge of the plans, in keeping with the setting, which will be more business than Broadway.”
The NYT stated in their report that they’ve “confirmed that the new handset would indeed be called the Galaxy S5,” which is really no surprise to anyone as a Samsung exec said this weeks ago. However, there will be “design enhancements and other improvements in the Galaxy S5” and it’ll sport a new version of its KNOX security software, along with “a better camera and a higher-performance processor.”
Previous reports from a Samsung exec stated that the GS5 is ‘about the display and the feel of the cover.’ Rumoured specs have ranged from a 5.25-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560×1440 pixels), a 16MP camera, 3GB of RAM, with Android 4.4 and an updated, flatter version of TouchWIZ.
Also penned in for an update will be the second generation of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The original is slated for a price drop in the realm of $100, too, though no announcements have been made in that regard for the Canadian market.
Samsung will be also streaming their keynote address on YouTube.