Saturday, 22 February 2014

Samsung 'Unpacked 5' event invite reveals Galaxy S5 launch date

Samsung could unveil the new Galaxy S5 smartphone as soon as the 24th February after invites were sent out to an 'Unpacked 5' event taking place at MWC in Barcelona.

Samsung aren't the only company rumoured to be making big announcements at Mobile World Congress with HTC set to unveil the new HTC One 2 and Sony reportedly unveiling the Xperia Z2.
Along with the invite Samsung has also released a trailer which hints at the Galaxy S5's lifestyle capabilities with the focus on social and fitness.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is all but confirmed and now this invite will surely be the final piece to the puzzle of how Samsung plans to take on the iPhone 6.

Whilst the invite would seem to confirm the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone Samsung has only unveiled one device at MWC before, the Galaxy S2. Of course with increased competition from both Apple and other Android competitors it could be that Samsung is hoping to fight through the noise with its own announcement.
Whilst little is known about the specs of the Galaxy S5 there have been plenty of leaks about the phone's Android operating system with @evleaks releasing screenshots of an entirely new version of TouchWiz.

If these screens are anything to go buy users can expect a significant visual departure from the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's new take on Android looking to focus on social feeds and lifestyle subjects.

This won't be the first time a phone company has made a departure from using the conventional appearance of Google's Android operating system with the HTC One sporting BlinkFeed a curated news feed of social updates and news.

Of course one of the biggest rumours surrounding the Galaxy S5 is the inclusion of a 64-bit processor to rival Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s which came sporting the first 64-bit processor found in a smartphone.


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