Rumor: Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 Lite and three other Galaxy handsets coming in Q1 2014

by: Chris SmithDecember 4, 2013

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A new report from South Korea says that Samsung may launch as many as five new Galaxy devices in the first quarter of next year, including the upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship.

Other devices may include the recently rumored Galaxy Note 3 Lite, a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 version, and a Galaxy Grand 2 Lite model, that may be a cross between the Galaxy Grand and the recently launched Galaxy Grand 2.

The news however, is unconfirmed, as Samsung is yet to officially announced any new Galaxy devices. However, this isn’t the first time ETNews says the Galaxy S5 may arrive earlier than expected – one of its previous reports suggested the handset could launch as early as March or April.

A different publication said earlier that Samsung may unveil the Galaxy Note 3 Lite and the Galaxy Grand Lite at MWC 2014.

Of Samsung’s next batch of Galaxy devices, the Galaxy S5 is obviously the most interesting, as the handset will be the company’s upcoming flagship device. Recent rumors suggest the Galaxy S5 may pack a metal case, while benchmark results for an unreleased SM-G900S device – which may very well be the model number of the Galaxy S5 – revealed the phone could pack a 2560 x 1440 resolution display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800/805 processor and Android 4.4 KitKat.

We’ll remind you that these are still rumors at this point, so don’t get too excited just yet.

  • MasterMuffin

    HTC One Two (;P) vs S5, that’s going to be a tough fight!

    • Shark Bait

      it will be vital for HTC!

      • MasterMuffin

        And hopefully not lethal!

        • Shark Bait

          Ahmen!! maybe their adverts and launch wont suck as much this time……

          • MasterMuffin

            I wouldn’t count on the advertisement being good, it’s HTC :P

          • Xavier_NYC

            From what I’m hearing it’s not looking good. HTC is thinking about using the specs from this year like the LG G2 with the same 4UP camera and Samsung is going to use the New snap dragon 800 clocked at 2.5ghz with a better camera, better hardward and I’m assuming better batttery plus the good ol removable sd and battery

          • MasterMuffin

            They’re just rumors, I’ll wait for leaks from more trusted sources like evleaks

          • Shark Bait

            Yeah HTC won’t do that. They must know that would be a nail in the coffin if they did. The body was great so they should stick with that, and more ultra pixels this time …

          • Rhino”

            10-13 ultrapixel would be groundbreaking but its probably 4-6 lol

          • Shark Bait

            I hope they pull something like that off!

    • Winston Purnomo

      I can only imagine HTC One Two Max…

  • Guest

    And, they are flooding the market again.

    • NeedName

      sammy produces way too many devices. . . no wonder it takes forever for them to push updates. . .

      • Shark Bait

        It works well for them though…. I believe a lot are very similar models, maybe just different models for different carriers, or slightly different screen or camera, but a lot of the hardware is similar which should make the process eaayer.
        I think they are slow to update is because they don’t want to

    • Winston Purnomo

      Sometimes, I feel they do have too many devices. Let’s list every Galaxy device ever made. These are off the top of my head from articles on the internet and whatnot:

      Galaxy Y (2012)
      Galaxy Young
      Galaxy W
      Galaxy Core
      Galaxy Core Advance
      Galaxy Star
      Galaxy Star Pro
      Galaxy Win
      Galaxy S
      Galaxy S Advance
      Captivate (AT&T Galaxy S)
      Fascinate (Verizon Galaxy S)
      Epic 4G (Sprint Galaxy S)
      Vibrant (T-Mobile Galaxy S)
      Galaxy S2
      Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (AT&T Galaxy S2 with 4G LTE)
      Galaxy S2 4.5 inch (US T-Mobile and Sprint)
      Galaxy Nexus
      Galaxy S3 i9300
      Galaxy S3 i9305
      Korean Galaxy S3
      Galaxy S3 Mini
      Galaxy S3 Mini AT&T
      Galaxy S4 i9500
      Galaxy S4 i9505
      Galaxy S4 SHV-E300S (Korean S4 with Exynos Octa LTE)
      Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S/i9506
      Galaxy S4 Active
      Galaxy S4 Mini
      Galaxy S4 Zoom
      Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition i9505G
      Galaxy Mega 5.8
      Galaxy Mega 6.3
      Galaxy Note (2011)
      Galaxy Note 2
      Galaxy Note 3 N9000
      Galaxy Note 3 N9005
      Galaxy Round
      Galaxy Tab P1000
      Galaxy Tab 8.9
      Galaxy Tab 10.1
      Galaxy Tab 10.1V (essentially the Google Play Edition)
      Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
      Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
      Galaxy Note 10.1
      Galaxy Note 8.0
      Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
      Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
      Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
      Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
      Galaxy 3 (before the Galaxy S)
      Galaxy 5 ( ” )
      Galaxy (Original model)

  • Roberto Tomás

    I like the old ETNews rumor better — it fits better with the timing for the next Exynos chip.

  • Benedict

    It is still a Samsung, the firmware will still lags.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    I just hope the Note 3 Lite has amoled. LCD drains battery so quicky. My Mega 6.3 can go only 5 hours screen on in a whole day while my sis’ Note 3 gets 8 hours screen on in the same period. Both went to the same school during the day.

    • Simon Belmont

      Your Mega also has a larger screen. That could account for it.

      AMOLED screens get better battery life when there’s a lot of dark or black colors on the screen. Use them with nothing but white or brighter colors and the battery life really suffers (worse than LCD).

  • Mauro

    What is the smartphone in the photo?

    • Noorp

      Galaxy Round

  • Alex Cobb

    I don’t get excited over rumors anymore. remember the X phone? Full HD screen, octa-core processor, 5-in display, virtually indestructable, transforms into your basic household appliances, etc.

  • tony solinan

    Cant wait to the new note3lite, is in the shops,or the S5 is for sale,I’m just
    Waiting to see what’s out by end of march from all the main phone players
    Lg,Samsung, HTC,Sony,and other tech companies!

  • tony solinan

    I’m leaning more to Korean and asian manufacturing giants!