The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has been tipped for March with a launch event scheduled for February.
According to industry sources speaking to the Korean media, Samsung will release the Galaxy S5 in March next year.
Samsung will apparently start mass production of the Galaxy S5 in January 2014 and will announce the next flagship around Mobile World Congress in February.
Around 800,000 to 1 million Galaxy S5 devices will be made in January alone, with that figure jumping to 6 million by the end of February allegedly.
January was originally tipped as the S5 release date, but it seems this is actually the mass production start date.
Last year Samsung held a separate event outside of MWC to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4, so we expect they’ll do the same next year.
A separate rumour around the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes from ET News, which claims a Samsung official said the S5 will launch with the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.
Despite the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch still being fairly new to the market, Samsung is seemingly already preparing the next-generation.
It is expected to be between 15 – 20 per cent thinner than the current model but it isn’t clear yet whether Samsung will adopt a different design for its second-generation smartwatch.
The existing Galaxy Gear was launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013 in September. It has been widely criticised for its limited functionality and compatibility not to mention its £299 UK price tag.
However, Samsung is issuing a Galaxy Gear update to fix the third-party notifications this week, which should help the smartwatch’s popularity.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 itself is tipped to launch with a metal body, a 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 CPU with 3GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery.
Rumours also suggest the Galaxy S5 will offer a 5-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440p resolution display, improving the current 1080p Full HD resolution screen of the Galaxy S4.
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