A report published by a well-known South Korean news agency states that Samsung has plans to launch the Galaxy S5 in January 2014, much earlier than expected. Reportedly, the handset company will release the S5 either in January or February.

What will the Galaxy S5 pack in?

If rumors are to be believed, then the Galaxy S5 will feature Samsung’s advanced 64-bit eight core Exynos 5430 processor chipset. This processor chip is built with Heteregenous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology which enables all the eight cores of the chipset to simultaneously function. In the present eight-core chips used by Samsung in the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4, only four of the eight cores of the processer can operate at a single time.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 is also likely to boast a 16-megapixel snapper featuring optical image stabilization as  well as enhanced performance in poor light conditions. The newly launched Isocell sensor is also likely to be unveiled along with the new smartphone from Samsung stable. Initial rumors also hint that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a dust-resistant and a waterproof body and will also see an unbreakable and a curved display screen. It remains to be seen if the Galaxy S5 dents the sales and the hype surrounding iPhone 6.