Samsung Galaxy S5 release date: end of March ‘at the earliest’, and 1080p only at first?

Samsung Galaxy S5 release date: end of March ‘at the earliest’, and 1080p only at first?There are only four days till the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, and everything – from specs, to design, to the release date – remains very much up in the air.

Pulling a couple of rumours together, we’re told that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be end of March at the earliest, and even then it’ll only be the 1080p version.

It’s ZDNet Korea breaking the bad news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t arrive till “the end of March at the earliest”, since Sammo might yet change some of the flagship’s features.

An anonymous official at a local parts supplier explains: “Since Samsung is yet to place an order for parts, the company may change some of the peripheral features of the Galaxy S5 while retaining core features.

“If they place orders at the end of this month or early next month, the handset will be commercialized around the end of next month at the earliest.”

Meanwhile, Korean-language ET News says the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in both 1080p and 2K HD flavours, but that the latter version will arrive later in the year.

It’s not clear why the 2K Samsung Galaxy S5 is behind the 1080p version, but obviously it’s a spanking new technology on these relatively small displays.

Hopefully our unofficial Korean correspondent, socialjeebus, will step in and let us know if anything has been lost in translation.

If – and I’d like to emphasise if – the above is true, it’d certainly draw some stink lines over the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch. “Hi guys! Here’s a slightly enhanced phone, and there’ll be an even better one later on at some point.” Not so smooth.

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