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

A new report says the Galaxy S5 will launch at some point in March or April next year, alongside a new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. Specs for the Galaxy S5 are also mentioned.
November 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.