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Samsung Galaxy S5 not Samsung’s main focus for 2014 reports claim

Luke Johnson



The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date might be just a matter of months away, but latest reports have suggested the new flagship phone will not be Samsung’s main focus in 2014.

With Samsung’s growth in the premium smartphone sector slowing, reports out of the company’s native Korea have hinted that 2014 will see the manufacturer refocus its efforts on the tablet sector, as well as boosting its entry-level and mid-range handset offerings.

Although the Samsung Galaxy S5, a handset expected to be announced during the first quarter of the coming year, will certainly be a key launch for the company, it is believed that tablets will take priority in 2014, with the manufacturer set to further rival the new iPad Air and iPad mini 2.

With the current Samsung Galaxy S4 having reaffirmed the manufacturer’s footing as a lead smartphone player, shifting more than 40 million units to date, Samsung is expected to sell some 360 million smartphone next year.

Although this figure is a staggeringly high one, it marks Samsung’s lowest year-on-year growth in the smartphone scene for some time. Of the 360 million handsets, just 35 per cent are expected to be premium, high-end models such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the next Note branded handset.

Highlighting the company’s growing tablet push, recent reports have hinted that a 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet will be introduced during MWC 2014, while an even larger 13.3-inch model will land later in the year.

Despite the Samsung Galaxy S5 not being Samsung’s lead focus for 2014, it is sure to be the device which takes much of the consumer attention, with a range of Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours already doing the rounds.

Recent Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have pointed at the handset running a new, premium metal bodied design alongside an iPhone 5S mimicking 64-bit processor and improved camera optics.

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Via: EtNews

Farn Boy

November 5, 2013, 3:52 pm

Oh dear I've always had Galaxies as my smartphone choice my curious interest in other leading mobiles ie HTC and the current LG may just lead me to look a little closer..


November 5, 2013, 5:52 pm

Samsung is doing well with hardware. I want them to concentrate on a leading industrial design that can rival Apple, and improve their custom software.

My complements on the replaceable battery, but they need to improve the battery technology itself. It is a company with plenty of money to acquire new technology and make heavy investments to bring it to market quicker.


November 5, 2013, 9:25 pm

Shut up with this "premium metal bodied design" iBS, morons.
There is nothing like "premium" with the cheap tin-can.
Samsung had it right, and don't need to make suicide with sealed handicap apple-ish "design".
Only Apple can sell such a crap. We see how HTC is dead now, doing same.


November 7, 2013, 10:44 am

they should focus on the lag and freezing. i love my s4 so much but it just started having lag problems..i don't want that tiny useless iPhone but i need a reliable phone :(

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