The buzz around release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting thicker. We sniffed
news some time back that the Korean giants are set to unleash tow variants of the S5-one in metal and the other in plastic.
However, latest buzz reveals that Samsung has set eyes on coating its S5 in polycarbonate. With the Antutu benchmark leaking newer specs such as finger print scanner, we take renewed interest in the model now.
More so, we hear that Galaxy s5 could lace up the scanner on lines of the one we saw on Apple iPhone 5S. We did smell some HTC One Max inspiration too.
Is Samsung doling out the S5 as an answer to its insecurities?
Samsung has got to the top of its game already. With the Galaxy series, there has been no looking back when it comes to releasing various versions of the same model. The Samsung Galaxy S5 too is expected to release in two distinct variants. They could be christened the Galaxy S5 Standard and Prime respectively.
However, the models, one that is meant for USA and the other for Europe, could come laced with specs as different as chalk and cheese. Our source here is the Antutu benchmark.
The US model called SM-G900R4 could feature:
Snapdragon 800 processor
13 MP main camera
32 GB memory, Internal
The Europe version called SM-G900H would come powered by:
It seems Samsung is all ready to release its next flagship Samsung Galaxy S5. The Korean giant has scheduled an “ Unpacked 5 event for Feb 24” and it is speculated that the company will announce S5 at the event.
According to iTechpost.com, one of the company’s executive has revealed that S5 will release in April. Another report has claimed that Samsung wants to lure the customers with S5 launch before Mobile World Congress kicks in March.
MWC is set to take place on March 24 in Barcelona and though Samsung has not said anything official regarding the release date of the phone, it is highly conjectured that Samsung will launch its much-anticipated upgrade at the event.
MWC is known for some big launches. Last year we HTC One launch at the event and this year in all probability it will be S5, which will dominate the event.
Another thing which indicated towards S5 MWC launch is the fact that it has been almost one year since the release of S4 and Samsung is known to roll out upgrades within a year’s time.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is also speculated to see light of the day at the “Unpacked5”. According to iTechpost.com a company executive has confirmed the release of Gear 2 with S5.
Let us know what are your thoughts on Galaxy S5 release.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is speculated to release within the first quarter of 2014 and the analyst are predicting that this time Samsung will shift its focus to processors and scanners. Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to feature a 32-bit processor, a fingerprint scanner and this time the Korean giant may ditch the wireless charging device.
According to IBtimes.com, an Apple insider revealed that S5 would sport a 32-bit processor and not 64-bit processor like Apple iPhone. Analysts are predicting that Samsung will house an Exynos 5430 processor based on Samsung’s 20-nm process.
As far as wireless charging goes reports from Android insider say that Samsung will not go ahead with its plans of magnetic resonance charging as the integration is not materializing for now.
In its wake to beat Apple iPhone 5S and upcoming iPhone 6 Samsung may incorporate biometric fingerprint scanner in S5. Known KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that though there is no novelty in bringing finger scanner on S5, it may help the Samsung flagship beat Apple iPhones.
“Fingerprint is necessary for a star model,” Mr Kuo wrote in his note on AppleInsider
“Because Apple’s iPhone 5S and HTC’s One Max have fingerprint, S5 the star model can’t lack the function even [if] the solution (area type same as iPhone 5S’s provided by Validity) is not as mature as iPhone 5S’s,” the analyst added.
Let us know your thoughts on Samsung Galaxy S5 with finger print scanner but without wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4 are speculated to release soon. The buzz is that Samsung will launch both the phones at MWC in February.
Though the Korean giant has not made any official announcement regarding the release of the phones, it is rumored that both the devices will come with enhanced air view features and Synaptics technology.
Tech analysts predict that Note 4 will come with improved S-Pen features and users will get to experience new features in the TSP of Note 4 as well as S5. Samsung has tied with Synaptics, one of the leading touch chip makers and it is expected that both the phones will come with improved hovering detection capabilities and better passive pen writing functions.
The reports suggest that to attract the consumers Samsung wants to provide better hovering and Air View features to its customers. Better hovering solutions will solve the recognition issues faced in close touchscreen ranges.
Even Air View functions and Air Gesture controls are being worked upon. Apparently, Samsung plans to better these features not only in upcoming models but also in Galaxy S4 and Note 3.
Note 4 and S5 may also be priced lesser than its predecessors as the manufacturing cost is being reduced. IBTimes.com.au reported, “The new product will provide a variety of additional functions. However, its manufacturing cost will be lowered so as to decrease the burden on customers,” according to a Synaptics insider. The device usability and consumer convenience have been enhanced for this product.”
If iPhone 6 want to take over the android phone market, then it may to sport a screen size akin to a phablet. Apple’s last offerings including Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 both had a 4-inch screen size. Both the phones didn’t create much stir in the market as Samsung and other Android player captured the market with their bigger screen sized phones.
Looking at the recent success of Samsung Galaxy Note series and Galaxy S4, the trend for bigger screen has set in and it will be more logical for Apple to go with the wind.
According to GottaBeMobile.com, Apple wants to capture the Chinese market and to do so it will have to make major changes and improvement in the screen size.
“As Apple goes global and consumers across the world experience the benefits of larger screens there is more pressure for an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen,” revealed the report by Gotta Be Mobile.com
Even Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted in his latest interview with Bloomberg that Apple is working some spectacular things.
“We have great things we are working on but we want to keep them secret. That way you will be so much happier when you see it,” Bloomberg reported the Apple chief as saying.
Do you think Tim is talking about Apple’s first phablet, iPhone 6 here?
Samsung has finalized the release date for the S5 and will launch the S5 in the Mobile World Congress. Mr. Chang, head of the design strategy team for Samsung had told Korean website inews24 that they will launch the flag ship phone along with other new material.
He had also confirmed that they were currently reviewing many new features such as the flexible display but did not mention whether this feature will be a part of the S5 design. Earlier reports had stated that electronics giants, LG and Samsung, will not be launching flexible displays any time soon as the technology was still under development, but they will be launching a curved display alter in the 2014.
The Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona in February; Samsung will also hold their own launch event for the S5 before the exhibit. We can also expect the S5 to have a metal casing and a better screen with a 2560×1440 pixel resolution; but these are as of yet, just speculations. Other speculated features are a 16 MP isocell camera, a RAM of 3 GB, and octa core Exynos processor built in the 64 bit style.
Previously, the Apple iPhone 6 was expected to be released in early 2014 -some time in March. If the launch of the iPhone 6 does take place in March, Apple could get a significant portion of the market. They will also have to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S5.
According to Cross Map, Apple plans on launching a model with a larger screen in May and is expected to look like a cross between the Galaxy Note 3 and the S4. This screen is expected to be around five inches, a twenty nm processor which could either be an altered version of the A7 chip set or an A8 processor.
These rumors have also been backed from DigiTimes, how had received their news directly from Apple; they had stated that Apple will launch new 5 inch phone in many while iPhone is to expected in October and will have the A8 processor. The iPhone 6 is expected to have a curved and flexible display, an enhanced version of Siri0hwile these rumors are confirmed, the unconfirmed rumors are that the device may have a M7 graphics chip and finger print sensor. Samsung will reportedly help Apple with their processor.
At present, Apple is working on its recent, the best ever iPhone version. It is very difficult to forecast its features, and specs, before its release. The expected date of release is quite confusing and the iPhone fans seem to be very exciting. March or September 2014 has been affixed as the release date of the iPhone 6.
The March launch of the successor of iPhone5s will help Apple to get a good market share in the phablet segment. But the Cupertino organisation is all set to launch the iPhone 6 with a screen of 4.8 inches which is quite larger and broader than the iPhone 5s. it will be just 2 inch smaller than its contemporary S4.
The device boasts of sensational specs. it is said to come with a screen which is quite strong with the ability to chip concrete without even getting one scratch. It is the sapphire glass which surpasses the Gorilla Glass material. The new specs include NFC and eye scanning technique.
The enhanced A7 chip format will come in the iPhone 6. The A7 processor has been seen in iPad Air and iPhone 5s. The A7x chip comes with quad core processor and advanced quad core graphics. The latest patent of Apple includes voice based image tagging and searching that permits the people to tag and sort it out with voice command.
The user just have to tell his iPhone, “its me at the beach” and he tag pictures accordingly. You can also tag pictures and locations based on time. The device will also feature an enhanced Siri which can offer accurate answers to queries.
Another patent filed by Apple is the inclusion of heart rate monitor in the bezel or Apple’s device frame. Apple focuses on biometric and safety with M7 co-processor. Apple also seems to include hover gesture which will make the device stand against GS4 and GS5.… Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy S5 release could happen in April 2014. This reports is contrary to what was earlier claimed. Previously it was rumored that Samsung Galaxy S5 release may happen as early as January.
According to GottaBeMobile, the new claims regarding the April release of Samsung’s new flagship phone have more credibility as tech blogger Eldur Murtazin previous guesses regarding the release of various flagships have deemed true.
A reported by IBtimes.com, according to reports of GottaBe Mobile.com, “April is the sweet spot for Samsung as the GS5 release date on the month will ensure that buyers from all over the world will get hold of the handset on time plus with the variants and specifications (colours, storage configurations, etc.) of their choice.”
Apple is also planning to launch its new flagship iPhone 6 in the first quarter of 2014. If these speculations come true then Samsung Galaxy S5 will go head on with Apple iPhone 6. It is predicted that Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a slightly wider screen of 5.2 inch and will spot 2560 x 1440 screen resolution with pixel density of 560ppi.
On the other hand Apple iPhone 6, reportedly is going to a phablet. Various rumors have suggested that the phone will come with some enticing features along worth 64-bit CPU, Lytro like service, upgraded camera and best battery life.… Read the rest