Might want to take the GS4 off your holiday wishlist, just in case the GS5 comes just after.
With mobile technology continuing to evolve at breakneck speed, it has become the norm for phone companies to update their flagship devices every year. But could Samsung update its famous Galaxy S phone before the GS4 is a year old?
The latest scuttlebutt says Samsung's Galaxy S5 could arrive as soon as January. Korean site Naver reports that Samsung is gearing up for a January launch of the Galaxy S5. Rumored specs include a 16-megapixel camera and Samsung's own Exynos chip. Though Naver doesn't provide a source for its report, Mashable reports that the site is run by former Samsung employees.
Samsung's GS4 was announced last March and went on sale in April. The first model went on sale in June the year it was announced, while the Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III both had May launches. Looking at that track record, Samsung doesn't really have a clear pattern for launching new Galaxy S phones. With sales of the GS4 slowing, it seems the company is hoping that a whole new model will bring in more sales. Naver says Samsung will tease the device in mid-January and then launch in February.
Samsung, of course, has yet to comment on the rumors, but if they're true, we'll likely be hearing more about the new Galaxy S5 as the holidays approach.