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January 09, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in March or April

Samsung’s executive vice president for mobile business, Lee Young Hee, has confirmed that the company will launch the Galaxy S5 along with the second-gen Gear smartwatch in March or April of this year.

galaxy s5 concept
Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept by Ivo Maric

Galaxy S5 and 2nd-gen Gear

Lee confirmed to Bloomberg during a recent interview that company’s next flagship smartphone will be released “around March and April” along with the new Gear smartwatch. “When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved.”

Eye-scanner and new design

Not to be eclipsed with Apple’s fingerprint sensor technology on the iPhone 5S, Samsung is already “studying the possibility” of including an iris recognition technology aka, an eye-scanner, on the upcoming flagship. As for the design of the S5, Lee said that they will go back to the basics and will be mostly about the “display and the feel of the cover.”

Galaxy Note 4

note 3_gear

Lee also hinted on the possible new feature of the Galaxy Note 3 successor, mentioning that the Note 4 may utilize a three-sided display so messages can be viewed from a different angle. According to Lee, it will be targeted at “consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets.”

The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be released in the second half of 2014.

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24 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in March or April”

  1. sharingan_yeah says:

    Bilis mag palit. I couldn’t catch up.

  2. abuzalzalito says:

    Waiting for abuzalzal’s professional opinion on this matter. #weytingporekspert

    • abuzalzal says:

      It is wiser to upgrade every other year or so, skip the next iteration and wait for the big ”leap”, in that way you’ll be getting more out of your purchase.

    • random says:

      very well said :)
      unless of course, you have so much money to burn, then go ahead with the purchase :D

  3. batalangpo says:

    mahahanapan ito ng apple ng paraan na i-lawsuit. lahat na ata pina-patent ng mga walang hiya eh.

  4. kc says:

    mas maganda nga mga features ng samsung, grabe namang bilis mag labas ng higher version…

    • abuzalzal says:

      Because they want to milk every dumb gadget freak on earth.

      Buti pa Yung Apple once a year lang eh, si SAMSUNG parang may ADHD na, hehe

      Alam ko na ang nararamdaman ng mga early S4 adopters na gumastos pa ng Php28-30k+ lmao, let this be a lesson to ya’ll

      ahahaha

  5. komar012 says:

    Sa mga ganitong pagkakataon kelangan maging kuntento na sa kung anung gadget meron ka ngaun.hehehe.

    • HiERARCH says:

      uu nga. konting kibot na updates lang e major version na kagad ang nirerelease. marketing strategy lang nila yan para mas mabilis na kumita na naman ng limpak limpak

  6. someguy says:

    Parang kailan lang ah, bilis naman. Mag uupgrade na lang ako if kahit sa pag text eh may lag na din.

    Pero looking at the pic of S5 I got say, they should really hire some great designers.

  7. bret says:

    malamang naka Kit Kat 4.4.2 to ?

  8. Xross says:

    maguupgrade lang ako pag may 3.5″ to 4″ with a spec of s4 or for local brand eh SM Knight

    • XperiaZ says:

      Search for Xperia Z1 compact. 4.3″ inch beast that uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 over S4’s Snapdragon 600.

  9. wew says:

    basta kuntento ka pa sa phone mo, di n muna kailangan magpalit marami kasi jan eh mga social climber para taontaon eh may naipagyayabang hahaha

  10. Carlo says:

    Flagship device to, once a year ito pinapalitan. Ano nirereklamo niyo? Yung iPhone din naman, once a year ah pero tuwang tuwa kayo dun.

  11. Angelo says:

    Just upgrade every other year sinc the carriers also offer that same terms for their devices. More value for money.

  12. youlee says:

    haha! thats what business means! go samsung!!

  13. anton says:

    buti nlng nokia supernova p rin cp ko… d me mamomroblema…. payo ko lng sa inyo mag switch n kau sa supernova…

  14. Sanj says:

    It’s disappointing that Samsung didn’t improve the Camera of the Note 3, it would have been better if they improved the hardware further and implemented newer technology instead of merely beefing up existing technologies.

    I feel the next step in mobile phone technology should be implementing a full fledged OS that can run full software suites but still retain the ability to use apps, similar to the recently announced Dual OS technology introduced by Intel. I find 8-inch Windows 8 tablets incredible, and I’ll be even more impressed with a 6-inch or even a 5-inch version. It’d be ideal for individuals who use their devices mainly for computational work and not multimedia design, it definitely wouldn’t be a viable option for multimedia designers though as designing and developing media in a 5-inch device would be difficult and frustrating.

    I’d recommend not upgrading every time a new version of a smartphone series emerges because the enhancements won’t be worth spending a fortune, a concrete example would be the Iphone 5 and the 5s, the enhancements on the 5s were bare minimum, they hardly changed anything, only an idiot would waste a small fortune of 50k on such a meager upgrade, but still people are flocking to Apple stores and purchasing them. As an IT professional and a technology enthusiast I’m not a fan of Apple, but as an Entrepreneur I admire how Apple can rake in millions by simply slapping a white apple unto an outdated device and packaging it in gold wrapping. Only an idiot would consider apple as an innovative company but you can’t deny their prowess in business and marketing.

    Oh, and, no-offense to Apple fans. I myself am a fan of Apple and Steve Jobs as they played a huge role in shaping the Computer and Animation world (we have Steve Jobs to thank for 3D technology and Pixar. I don’t hate Apple, I just feel their products receive too much acclaim even though their technology is outdated and their products are limited.

    Just my two cents, I don’t intend on starting an argument :)

    • Sanj says:

      I’d like to omit this portion: “Only an idiot would consider apple as an innovative company but you can’t deny their prowess in business and marketing.” due to it being a bit harsh. I’m specifying that with this comment as there’s no edit comment feature.

  15. […] We’ve reported last month that Samsung will also unveil a second-generation Gear smartwatch to go with the upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S5. It looks like we have an early look at not one, but two non-Galaxy-branded Gear smartwatches – the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo. […]

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