New report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will arrive in late April

by: Andrew GrushDecember 4, 2013

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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.


Holy contradictions, Batman! So who should we believe? Short answer: trust no one.

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?

  • MasterMuffin

    If the rumored specs are true, I don’t think they can make enough phones for the demand with the specs!

    • Sean Karpa

      Because the average user even cares.

  • MasterMuffin

    I posted a comment and it says 1 comment, but it dissappeared :O

    Anyways if the rumored specs are true, I don’t believe Samsung could make enough devices for the demand for Q1

    • NeedName

      ctrl+F5 or change thread order from best to newest or oldest to show the comment. . .

      • MasterMuffin

        I did that multiple times, but it didn’t work. Disqus was lagging or something o.O

    • Roberto Tomás

      recently there is a bug in disqus where deleted comments disappear as you’d expect but later reappear as posted by “Guest”. Is that your comment down there?

      • MasterMuffin

        Yes, I deleted it myself after it reappeared

  • NeedName

    April would be inline with a yearly release cycle. . .

  • mixedboi85

    G5 BETTER BE HOT!!!!

  • Ben Edwards

    I wouldn’t trust anything this guy says; if I remember correctly everything he supposedly leaked about both the S3 and S4 was completely wrong (ceramic body, anyone?).

  • Roberto Tomás

    They actually announced this like half a year ago. They are working on changing their line up. Galaxy F would be the premium, Galaxy Note and Galaxy J would be upscale models, and Galaxy Note Lite and Galaxy S would be sub-premium models.

  • Balraj

    I just don’t want to remember s4 when s5 launches

  • phusico

    It would be better it comes out faster.
    But… I’m still thrilled.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Hopefully beginning of April because I can upgrade then. Hehe

  • Rick jaan

    waiting ………. my s3 need a replacement …….. s3 is still a good phone thou

  • Tom Mcbigglesworth

    Everyone knows the s5 will be great. The HTC phone will be the one to watch for.. Just one killer feature and they can change the whole game again.