The Galaxy S5 may not be the only early 2014 launch device for Samsung, as new reports detailed the Galaxy Gear 2 coming to the same event. This move was made for the original Galaxy Gear, when Samsung announced it at IFA 2013 along with the Galaxy Note 3.
We know quite a bit about the Galaxy S5 already, but most could be subject to change as new components become available and Samsung looks to bridge the gap between the Galaxy S4.
In terms of design, the Galaxy S5 could be the first smartphone in the Galaxy S range to come with a metal exterior, similar to the HTC One and iPhone 5S. The other option for Samsung is faux leather backing, although we hope the company decide to pick premium aluminium for their flagship device.
Internally the Galaxy S5 should be an upgrade on the Galaxy S4, the processor will either be the new Exynos 5 or the Snapdragon 805 SoC, depending on the region. We should also see 3GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage come to the Galaxy S5, upping the ante for other Android partners.
The screen on the Galaxy S5 may be bumped up to above 500ppi, with news Sony and Samsung are working on 2560 x 1600 resolution displays for next year. On the size front, we believe Samsung will keep it the same five-inches, making it any bigger would clash with the Galaxy Note range.
On the Galaxy Gear 2 front, news has been almost silent regarding the next generation smartwatch. The original Galaxy Gear has gained less than 100,000 sales worldwide, making it a big loss on Samsung’s end, especially after they advertised the smartwatch.
Both the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 should be revealed at MWC 2014 on February, for a release sometime in March or April. Samsung usually released the Galaxy S in April or May, before Apple’s WWDC conference.