The Samsung Galaxy S4 still feels relatively fresh, having touched down a little more than six months ago, but the latest rumours from out east suggest it might become old news before long.
On account of lower-than-expected Samsung Galaxy S4 sales, the South Koreans are reportedly considering bringing the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch date forward by two months, which would mean January 2014.
That’s the word from Korean-language joseilbo.com, which says Samsung’s latest flagship will launch in mid-January next year, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date falling in February.
If true, that’d be two full months ahead of the presumed March/April Galaxy S5 launch/release pattern.
Samsung was quick to announce that the Galaxy S4 had hit 20 million shipped in early July, just two months after release, but sales have reportedly slowed significantly after the initial buying frenzy.
Touted Samsung Galaxy S5 specs at this early stage include a metal chassis, 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, a 64-bit processor and possibly a fingerprint scanner. Those last two sound familiar…
Of course, this could all be nonsense, and we doubt the solution to dwindling sales is to quickly churn out yet another flagship. There are clearly other problems here, like, y’know, the economy and stuff.