Earlier today we reported on a new claim from Korean publication ETNews that suggested Samsung may be launching the Galaxy S5 in the first quarter of next year, alongside as many as four other new Galaxy devices. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard rumors about a Q1 launch for the Galaxy S5 either.
What’s interesting though is that we are now hearing a very different story from Elder Murtazin, a man with a reasonably decent record when it comes to leaks. According to Murtazin, the Galaxy S5 isn’t coming in Q1 at all, and is instead scheduled for a late-April launch.
Galaxy s5 launch date – late april. Not 1q.
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) December 4, 2013
Until Samsung makes it official or we get some very solid leaks, everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S5 is nothing more than speculation. Fun and exciting gossip yes, but not much more than that.
For what it’s worth, Murtazin doesn’t make mention of any of the other alleged Galaxy devices rumored by ETNews to be coming in Q1 of 2014, but he does mention that Samsung is actively working on a premium Galaxy F series — though it’s unclear when exactly this line will be launched.
Bottom-line, while it is still possible that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be arriving in Q1 with several other new Galaxy family members, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up one way or another.
What do you think, would it make sense for Samsung to release the Galaxy S5 early in order to get the device out around the same time as the HTC M8? Or do you think it’s more likely that Samsung will target an April release?