Rumour has it the world’s number one mobile manufacturer will launch its next smartphone flagship a tad earlier than tradition would’ve otherwise suggested, thanks to lower-than-expected sales of the current Samsung Galaxy S4.
Gelling with that notion, the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 launch rumour proposes that the Life Companion successor will debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in February.
That’s the word according to an admittedly ropey Google translation of an article on Korea’s inews, with credit going to Dong-hoon Chang, Samsung’s mobile design director.
If that’s the case, that’d tie in with previous rumours of an “early” Samsung Galaxy S5 launch, the Samsung Galaxy S4 having launched on March 15 last year.
MWC 2014 opens its doors on February 24, so it’s probably safe to assume the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch would go down on February 23 (the bigger names tend to launch stuff on the Sunday before the conference opens proper).
Having said that, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 launched at MWC 2011, the South Koreans have more recently opted to host their own all-singing all-dancing (literally) launch event shortly thereafter.
But, to be fair, the Samsung Galaxy Note is perfectly happy to make its annual debut at IFA in Berlin, so maybe the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t mind slumming it.
Yesterday I was saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is tipped to launch alongside the first Samsung Galaxy F, a premium handset with a metal bod.