This latest Samsung Galaxy S5 launch rumour had me skeptically furrowing my brow at first, but the more I look into it, the more credible it seems.
We’re told that the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch will go down on February 24, the first day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
Ok, so, reasons to be skeptical. Samsung has a habit of milking its flagship launches, and as yet, with less than three weeks to this proposed S5 launch date, it’s said very little.
Also, in recent years, we’ve seen Samsung (and others) move away from MWC, instead hosting independent flagship launch events.
Furthermore, traditionally, Samsung hosts an event the day before MWC gets underway proper. Are we supposed to believe that Samsung will simply launch the Galaxy S5 on the Monday, with tons of other stuff going on around it? That’d be uncharacteristically modest after the all-singing, all-dancing BS surrounding the Galaxy S4 launch.
However! Having said all that, Samsung has fired out an invite to something called Unpacked5. Five, you say? As in… Samsung Galaxy S5?
Visible on the official @SamsungMobile twitter account, the South Koreans invite the world to witness something called Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 1, on February 24 in Barcelona.
The Verge adds that further invites specify the launch of Samsung’s “new flagship product”, though it could be a Tizen flagship, surely?
As for that mysterious ‘5’, a Samsung spokesperson teases: "We can't tell you what '5' means."