Rumor: Galaxy S5 release date set for March/April, Galaxy Gear 2 to come along as well

by: Chris SmithNovember 27, 2013

Galaxy S5 concept

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung is already working on its next generation of mobile devices including the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone and the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.

According to ETNews, the Galaxy S5 will hit production lines in January 2014, up to three months earlier than expected, and launch in March or April – again, earlier than expected. This isn’t the first time we hear that Samsung may be interested in launching the next Galaxy S model faster than anticipated, in order to make up for slower Galaxy S4 sales.

The company will reportedly make up to 1 million Galaxy S5 units in January and up to 6 million in February.

The Galaxy S5 will reportedly come in two different versions, a premium metal model with a flexible OLED display and a plastic model that would feature a non-flexible screen. A recent Galaxy S5 concept suggested that the phone may feature a flexible display.

Other rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 smartphone include a 5-inch OLED display, 64-bit Exynos / Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB o RAM, 16-megapixel camera, 4000mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat most likely with TouchWiz on top.

The same publication says that the second-generation Galaxy Gear model will be launched at the same time with the new Galaxy S5. The new smartwatch will reportedly be 15% to 20% thinner than its predecessor, although other details about the device have not been mentioned.

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    • SSDROiD

      Do you want a fucking medal?

      • j7981

        He probably wants gold, silver, AND bronze…

    • hash1721

      congratulations on beating yourself. take my vote sir

    • anywherehome

      among idi*ts

      but plastic with replaceable battery for traveling???? great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      you really listen to customers, Samsung! :)

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  • awesome

    and third

  • hash1721

    ultra premium phones for ultra premium price..

    • Raymond

      You could already buy 4000mah battery for the S 4 and it come with the cover! ( For Sam i9500 B600BE 3.7v 4000mAh

      Extended Battery With BAT-SAMS4EXT 1
      Battery Cover For Samsung
      Galaxy S4 (S IV)

  • Jack Parker

    Good luck getting a 4000mah battery in there

  • Vikas Ghavate

    I dont understand why do they call it a flexible display, where as its just curved display.

    • Bouffard

      The display is curved but they are actually trying to make this a flexable device like the LG Flex and LG Flex 2 the Samsung Round was the horizontal curved bevice that didnt bend. It beats out LG Flex in specs but Flex can be bent to 30% atm the Flex to is supposed to bend to 90%

      • Bouffard

        This ad states one with flexable and one not. They arent going to make a curved and non curved phone at a different rate. this phone should be flexable. if not samsung is derping hard. I would go with Flex 2 then haha.

      • Oasis

        But it doesn’t make sense to have the so-called flexible model made with a metal frame.

    • Guest

      The display itself is flexible. Unfortunately right now Samsung and LG still could not make the housing cover, battery and other hardware flexible as the display. So there comes both G Flex and Galaxy Round with curved design only.


    If the S5 features a 4.000 mAh battery, I can’t even imagine what the Note 4 will bring to the table.

    • Stranger from a Far Coast

      Literally a table.

  • MasterMuffin

    Again with the plastic and metal version rumors, now just with added flexible display rumor. 4000mAh? Not happening. Though these rumored specs are possible, they’re just someone’s wishlist!

    Edit. Oh and a typo “3GB o RAM” :)

    • David Walker

      That wasn’t a typo. Chris is probably Irish. It should read “3GB o’ RAM”

      • MasterMuffin

        Still a typo :)

        • mr bob

          then it be an intentional type, sir!

          • MasterMuffin

            No, still a typo since it’s missing → ‘

          • Vincent Tayjiale

            Eh Can’t you see it 3GB o RAM it a short from Idiot !

      • Noel

        Ugh… Irish stereotyping again -,- The way we talk? Yeah, not like that ;)

    • Shark Bait

      Its about time someone stepped up and put a biggun’ in a phone. It would cirtainly shift some units. I think people would be happy to sacrifice a coupple of mm for double the mAh

      • MasterMuffin

        Just a rumor that’s not going to be true

    • Bryan Z

      ugh sometimes i hate blogs that spread unrealistic rumors just to get more clicks..

    • Balraj

      maybe but we have seen s5 metal body prototype
      so F series is in the work..
      just two more months…

  • TheMysteryMan

    March – April is hardly earlier than expected. I bought my S4 and had it in my hands on 27th April. By earlier, I was expecting Feb – March.

    • asd

      April 27 my birthday:P

      • joseluis

        mine too :)

  • MilleniumDodo1

    I really hope it doesn’t have a curved screen. So Stupid.

  • Blowntoaster

    screw the metal Samsung. stick to plastic, but make it feel more premium, and do something epic to make the S5 king again. 3ghz quad A57/1 – 15. ghz A53 cores that can do heterogeneous multi-processing….

    • Guest

      3GHz Quad Core and Touchwiz is laggy again :D

      • Guest

        *still laggy.

  • Xavier_NYC

    If they can pull off 4000 mAh with the same or identical form factor I’m in.. Anything less than 3000 mAh and I’ll pass.. Spoiled G2 owner..

  • Yama

    Flexidispl on metal body and nonflexidispl on plastic…i think some kid from 1st grade gave them some good tips about why……

  • Sal

    I think the idea of Samsung offering a plastic and metal version is a good idea at least it gives choice but hopefully the plastic version would feel a little bit more of a premium feel just like on the Note 3 where it didn’t feel so cheap in the hand unlike the Note 2.

    • user182343451

      Yeah it is a good idea, when there are more versions of one modell right?
      Like this year with the S4: S4 Active, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, Google Edition, Quad Core variant, Octa Core variant and now S4 Advanced.

      I don’t get it why more and more people buy Samsung phones, when there are better OEMs like HTC, Sony, LG, Huawei, Oppo,….

      • jl


  • Amine Elouakil

    WOWWOWOWO PRETTY UNEXPECTED, lol seriously that the exact time of each year they release their Galaxy Sx phone on

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  • Rafael L Florêncio

    I hope they don’t put another cheap plastic body, as the other s(specially the s3/4, ‘cus I have and hate it). And I doubt the 4000mAh battery is true, but I wish so much it was.

  • Anonomyous

    Won’t this take away from the removable battery aspect? The battery won’t be replaceable and if that is the case one might as well get a iPhone.

  • Shacham

    I can’t belive that this spec list will actually be in the device. 4000mAh?, I mean, that would awesome! But that won’t happen.

  • adrian khazaiy

    Hi. When would it be released around and how many hours is 4000mAh ?

    • Android Developer

      About the date, it’s usually about 1 month after announcing it.

      About the battery, it’s like asking how far can you get by having 100 liters of fuel…
      It’s usually a lot, but it depends on so many things, including the efficiency of the device&OS and the usage itself.

      • adrian khazaiy

        Thanks. How much would it cost ?

        • Android Developer

          they are all rumors, but I guess it would cost about the same as galaxy S4 costs today…
          There are rumors of trying to lower the costs of the screen and use LCD instead of AMOLED, but I’m not sure how much it would affect the costs to the consumers.

  • tomtom

    I want