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Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Be Announced in January 2014

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.

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  • infernocy
    samsung need to start a special collection of jeans that will be able to accommodate their phones ..
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    Considering the S4 is still the most advanced phone on the market except for the Note 3, there is absolutely no reason to release the S5 that early. If Samsung was to release the S5, why in the world they do it in January? That makes absolutely no sense. This article sounds more like Apple generated subterfuge to help increase Christmas sales than legetimate news.

    As the novelty of the iPhone 5S wears off, S4 sales will pick up again.
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  • Kieran Warren
    I'd hardly say the S4 is the most advanced phone on the market. It has nothing unique other than some samsung software. Camera is way behind the Nokia and Sony flagships. Specs are beaten by LG. Screen isn't the best available. Build materials are cheap. Batteries are hardly the biggest around. So overall it really doesn't have anything unique and that is probably why it isn't selling as well as they expected after the S3
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    11710713 said:
    I'd hardly say the S4 is the most advanced phone on the market. It has nothing unique other than some samsung software. Camera is way behind the Nokia and Sony flagships. Specs are beaten by LG. Screen isn't the best available. Build materials are cheap. Batteries are hardly the biggest around. So overall it really doesn't have anything unique and that is probably why it isn't selling as well as they expected after the S3

    First, the camera is not way behind, but slightly behind Nokia and Sony, and that is one of the last things someone should care about. Go buy a professional camera if that is what you want. I'll take screen quality and processing power over a camera any day.

    Next, what LG phone are you talking about that beats the specs of the S4? The S4 has a faster CPU and better GPU than the LG Optimus G Pro. The Optimus shouldn't even be compared to the S4, as it is more in the Phablet Note III class, but even against the S4 it falls short. It's only advantage is a 1/2" bigger screen. The screen itself isn't nicer.

    Which brings me to my next point. The S4 screens is one of the best on the market, with only the Note III having a better one. It might not be the best in sunlight, but the the blacks of an OLED screen are amazing for watching movies. The only way I would forgo the infinitely better contrast is if I used my phone outside a lot, which very few people do. Samsung makes most of the other phone manufactures screens. There is a reason they chose to go the route they did.

    Finally your cheap construction comment just reeks of your ignorance, Do you really think the aluminum used in soda cans is some exotic material? Plastic is lighter and more impact resistance. Not to mention no one gets to see their shiny aluminum finish under their phone case. Plastic allows for quick and easy battery and SD card changes.

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  • JeanLuc
    IMO Samsung risk overexposing the galaxy brand, right now Samsung has a galaxy model in everysize, each of which there's two generations off. S4, S3, S4 mini, S3 mini, Note 2, Note 3, Note watch, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy tablet.

    I hope Samsung tries something a different with the S5 kinda of like what HTC done with the latest offering (HTC one, with it's unibody and high quality speakers), with greater battery life or high quality finish like you get with a iPhone of One.
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  • bboysil
    to Grandmastersexsay, take a look at LG G2
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  • 016ive
    There is not much reason for Samsung to release a new Flagship unless the Exyons chip that will power it is 64bit.Though 64bit is going to be just a marketing ploy :)
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  • sean1357
    Are there still using Snapdragon 4-cores (32-bit 1.9Ghz)???? iPhone 5S, A7 2-cores (64-bit 1.3Ghz) is way better then Snapdragon crap...
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  • mdbrotha03
    Its as if he has never heard of the Snapdragon 800
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  • sean1357
    mdbrotha03,

    It's still beat the shit out of Snapdragon 800

    http://gigaom.com/2013/09/19/tests-show-iphone-5s-a7-chip-is-dual-core-still-beats-quad-core-android-competitors/
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