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Samsung Galaxy S5 release date ‘likely to be Q1’

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The eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is “likely to be Q1,” an official Samsung spokesperson has exclusively told TrustedReviews.

Speaking during CES 2014, the company representative has suggested that while finalised timings are still up in the air, it is “looking increasing likely” that a Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be held during the year’s first quarter.

With Q1 coming to a close on March 31, the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 release date rumblings are fitting with past rumours that have pointed to a post MWC 2014 launch.

Last year the Samsung Galaxy S4 was officially unveiled during a mid-March New York-based launch event before rolling out to retailers the following month.

“We don’t know our exact timings yet,” the official Samsung spokesperson told us. They added: “It will definitely be H1 and it is looking increasingly likely that it will be Q1.”

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped to play host to everything from a 5.2-inch 2K display to an octo-core processor and Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the iPhone 5S and HTC One rival is one of the most eagerly awaited tech launches of 2014.

Teasing upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 features, Kyle Brown, Samsung’s Head of Technical Product Management for IM added: “We are listening to everything our customers are saying.”

He added: “Our R&D department does so much research into every area of our business that, although I can’t tell you exactly what is going to change now, we are definitely listing and are developing what we think will be the best device this year.”

Earlier in his private discussion with TrustedReviews, Brown hinted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will not feature a new metal form factor as previously mooted.

"I don’t believe Samsung will go down the route of making a metal device just because other manufacturers are,” he said.

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