Last we heard, Samsung was busy preparing the Galaxy S5 for an early 2014 launch. As in, January. Though it seems soon, rumored specs were a 16-megapixel camera and Samsung's own Exynos chip. Today brings yet more talk of the next flagship Galaxy S phone.
According to SamMobile, earlier this week, during its Analyst Day, Samsung confirmed that all of its flagship devices released next year would have a 16-megapixel camera. This fits in quite nicely with what we heard about the S5 before. The 16-megapixel sensors will also apparently use Samsung's ISOCELL technology which allows for better photography in low light settings as well as improved color, sharpness, and richness.
This comes after reports that a 64-bit Exynos is "all but confirmed." During Analyst Day, Samsung revealed a two-prong approach in creating a 64-bit chip. This involved developing a 64-bit chip based on ARM's design, and then its own "optimized" 64-bit CPU core design afterwards. This approach was revealed by Stephen Woo, president of System LSI at Samsung Electronics, although a specific time frame for the custom core was not provided.
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.