|With each and every new Samsung Galaxy S installment (and not only limited to the Galaxy S series) of smartphones the rumors about the next big release intensify week by week. The Galaxy S5 / Galaxy SV is coming! And we sure want to know everything about it! Don't we?
So let's go on a little journey with me and we'll explore the most probable features, specs, design specifications, capabilities, price and all sorts of other stuff related to Samsung's next big thing, the Galaxy S5. Let's go!
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Samsung Galaxy S5 (concept) design features
|Samsung Galaxy S6 design concept|
That being said, I do know that Samsung has been working quite some time on flexible display technology and we've also seen a concept phone using this technology at CES 2013 , and we are quite exited indeed to find out if this is something that will be incorporated into the SV design. Whether the flexible screen technology will be included in the Samsung Galaxy S6 which is said to have a realease dat in late 2014 (ref. Samsung Galaxy S6 release date) remains, for now, a big question mark on our desk I doubt it will come this time around, but Samsung can be full of surprises at times....
Samsung Galaxy S5 screen / displayThe general trend in smartphone land is that the display sizes are constantly being increased (as it seems until we reach a certain ceiling of about 5.6 inch). And that will go on for a little while longer, until we will see a complete new display technology coming around which enables the user to actually choose the display-size according to his particular needs at that very moment (you can find more on that further on this blog). I expect the Galaxy S5 to come with a screen of 5.2 inch, although there are a few rumors that it may even get a little bigger then that! Here are some other highly rumored specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 display:
- Unbreakable, unscratchable Gorilla 4 glass
- Super AMOLED plus
- Full HD, 3D and a very high resolution of 472 PPI
- Capacitive touchscreen
- Also rumored that Samsung will use its newly patented Samsung Youm flexible display in the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which steps away from Gorilla Glass and instead use a polymer as substrate removing the need for glass cover, a metal backing, and touch matrix, combining them into one integrated layer
Here you can see a demonstration of the
Samsung Youm flexible display (CES 2013)
Will it be included in the Samsung Galaxy S5?
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Samsung Galaxy S5 release dateWhen I observe all previous release dates of the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones it becomes quite evident that they aim to release a new Galaxy S once a year. Based on that plus the fact that Samsung always tries to overshadow its main rival A, I expect... Galaxy S5 release date to be in February 2014.
Samsung Galaxy S5 priceWe are receiving rumors that the Galaxy S5 is likely going to be priced around $700 for the US mainland market. This is slightly higher then the S4, but given the many new innovations and capacity enhancements this slight price increase in not a real surprise. The two versions 32 GB and 64 GB Galaxy S5 models will have a price difference of about $30 to $40.
Galaxy S5 to be equipped with in-case fingerprint reader
Based on stereotypes that have recently filtered SamMobile, the South Korean tech company would work on this firmware adaption for a long time. It was even supposed to be developed for the Samsung Galaxy S3, then the S4 and now finally the S5. The fingerprint reader might even be ready for the Galaxy Note 3 . But what is certain is that it will have some impact on the design of the devices.