February 4, 2014
Samsung sends out invites for Unpacked 5 Event hinting the launch of Galaxy S5
Samsung has started sending out invites to the members of media for the Unpacked 5 event scheduled for the 24 February in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung typically teases its upcoming flagship device though such invites and advertisements, and the number five in invite indicates the South Korean tech giant might unveil its flagship Galaxy S5 at the smartphone-focused event. Last month, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will be launched by March or April this year along with a re-designed Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Unlike what has happened in past many smartphone unveils and even in the case of Galaxy S4, no solid information has been leaked about the Galaxy S5 ahead of its launch, but rumors are rife that it will arrive in two separate versions both sporting a plastic body and a 5.2-inch display but different specs under the hood. The ‘Prime’ model might come with a 1440 x 2560 resolution display with pixel density of 565ppi, and the ‘Standard’ model could sport display with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 423ppi. The ‘Prime’ version is said to feature a powerful 32-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, whereas the ‘Standard’ model is said to feature a 32-bit quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
A conflicting rumor indicates that Samsung might ditch the plastic body for the first time to adopt an all metal case for the Galaxy S5 to give it a premium feel. It is also rumored to come with a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S, 3GB of RAM, a 16 megapixel f/2.2 camera, 3D gesture support, 2850mAh battery, and a revamped TouchWiz user interface on top of Android KitKat 4.4.