The VP apparently confirmed the date and said he is excited about the materials Samsung is using on the Galaxy S5, possibly pointing at something new like a full metal unibody, instead of plastic or faux leather.
This would not be the first time one of Samsung’s executives has let out information before the company had released an official announcement, but the date for the announcement is nothing compared to what will be powering the Galaxy S5 and what design changes Samsung will make to the phone.
We have heard a few rumors about the Galaxy S5 reveal date, some say Samsung will have their own event in New York City and others point to either CES or MWC, where Samsung can control the media and make sure they focus on the Galaxy S5 more than competitors products.
The likelihood of Samsung announcing the smartphone at CES is minimal, considering the event is more focused on general consumer electronics and the fact is really early in the year to actually reveal a smartphone.
Mobile World Congress seems more suited to the Galaxy S5 reveal because it is all about phones and tablets and it is next month, allowing Samsung a three month gap between the reveal and the actual release date, a much more feasible time frame.
On the specs side, Samsung will be pumping all they’ve got into the Galaxy S5, including the latest octa-core processor or Snapdragon 805, depending on the region, a 2560 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and 16MP rear camera with OIS.
Samsung will most likely host an Unpacked Event to announce the Galaxy S5, this is basically tradition now with Samsung announcements at events.