Samsung's Galaxy S5 is due to launch early next year
The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S4 back in March seems like an eternity ago, but it doesn't look like we'll have to wait long for the Korean company to unveil its successor.
Korean media outlets are suggesting that Samsung have moved forward the launch to January - a couple of months ahead of the usual annual cycle. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is then expected to go on sale in February, compared to the Galaxy S4's May launch earlier this year.
According the Korean media, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been accelerated in response to lower-than-expected sales of the Galaxy S4 (pictured above). Samsung are thought to have missed out on potential sales by launching their smartphone after a couple of key competitors, namely the Sony Xperia Z and HTC One.
What do we know about the Samsung Galaxy S5 so far?
Rumours suggest that it'll adopt a 64-bit architecture - like Apple's iPhone 5S - and will be powered by an Octa-core processor. It'll be the first 'true' Octa-core chip, meaning that it'll be used on all 8-cores simultaneously improving performance and efficiency.
We've also reported on rumours that it'll have an improved 16 mega-pixel camera with optical-image-stabailisation (OIS) and a new carbon-fibre design - moving away from the much critisiced plastic design of previous Samsung Galaxy models. That's all we've heard so far, but over the next couple of months we're bound to learn a whole lot more.
As always, as soon as we hear more about the Galaxy S5 here at 3G you'll be the first to know.
- Interested in how the Galaxy S5 might look? Checkout this Samsung Galaxy S5 concept design
By Kevin Thomas on 24th October, 2013