Samsung may be preparing an early launch for the Galaxy S5, to keep up with the competition. Instead of a April/May launch, Samsung may look at the January CES window as a way to get the Galaxy S5 out early.
This matches with a report a few weeks ago regarding the Sony Xperia Z2, the next generation flagship we have already had a good look at, with a blurry image and leaked specs released earlier this month.
There are other reasons Samsung may be preparing to launch the Galaxy S5 early, one being the Galaxy S4 minimal amount of changes from the previous flagship and the new displays and processors set to be revealed at CES next year.
Samsung may be preparing a rework with the Galaxy S5, we have already seen faux leather on the Galaxy Note 3, now we might actually see metal, a unibody designed metal smartphone, similar to the HTC One or iPhone 5S.
On top of the metal design, Samsung will be implementing a higher resolution display onto the Galaxy S5. We may see the first 2560 x 1600 smartphone at CES with a 500ppi, matching the Xperia Z2’s apparent resolution.
We could also see the new Exynos 5 octa-core processor from Samsung, with the slight redesign on the processor to make sure all eight cores run actively at the same pace and not one clocking for high-power and one clocking for low-power.
Apart from those changes, Samsung may boost the GPU and storage space on the Galaxy S5. The smartphone will most definitely run the latest version of Android, probably still KitKat in January as we cannot see Google announcing something else in three months.
This is a solid move by Samsung if they decide to go along with it, the new design will comfort most of the Galaxy S4 critics who say the back is slimy. Now all we need is the stock version on the Google Play store, no time for TouchWiz.