There had been a lot of reports and rumors indicating an early launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and now there is some more speculation on those grounds, and this time directly from Korea.
It has been reported by the Korean site ETNews that Samsung would start the mass production of the Galaxy S5 from January 2014 for a launch in February or March.
Also reported is that the S5 will come with the latest version of Android OS, the 4.4 KitKat right out of the box. The device would start shipping by February end or March beginning and we will see a simultaneous launch of the Galaxy Gear 2, Samsung’s not so popular smartwatch.
It has been around ten months since Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 and rumors say that Samsung will opt for an earlier launch this year.
This would give the Galaxy S5 enough sale time in the market before Samsung comes up with the next iterations of Galaxy Note and possibly the Galaxy Round.
A lot of new features can be expected from the Samsung Galaxy S5, most of which are unknown at the moment. However, a new patent by Samsung suggests an option that allows for custom one-hand operation of on-screen apps.
There is as good as no word about the display of the Galaxy S5 but it is unlikely that Samsung would go for a display greater than 5 inches as it would put the S5 in the phablet territory.
Samsung had plans to reveal a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 560 ppi by 2014. If the S5 is to feature such a display, it could take out many phones off the market.