Samsung Galaxy S5 not launching at MWC 2014: Report

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It seems there is no end to the speculations surrounding the Samsung’s highly-anticipated 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5.

Now, another Samsung executive has revealed that the company will not launch the alleged Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. ZDNet Korea in a report has cited a Samsung executive confirming that there will be no flagship smartphone unveiling at the MWC. Further, the unnamed executive revealed that the alleged Galaxy S5 can be expected to be launched in March at a New York event.

The new reported statement by Samsung executive denying the MWC 2014 launch contradicts anearlier claim by another company executive, who suggested that the MWC 2014 launch for theSamsung Galaxy S5 was about right.

Another recent report quoted Samsung mobile executive Lee Young-hee to say that a March-April launch for the Galaxy S5 was what the company was aiming for.

Other reports have detailed the launch venue, claiming that the South Korean handset maker would be holding a global event in London scheduled around mid-March.

Earlier on Tuesday, Samsung Galaxy S5 was leaked with price and specifications of both metal and plastic models of the device. The report suggested that the alleged Galaxy S5’s metal variant would be priced at 800 euros (approximately Rs. 67,000), and the plastic variant at 650 euros (approximately Rs. 54,500).

The report also revealed some of the specifications of the yet-to-be-announced flagship smartphone, which include a QHD (1440×2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display, Exynos 6 (believed to be the successor of the Exynos 5 chipsets) or Snapdragon 805 processors; a 16-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 has been widely expected to come with iris recognition or eye-scanning technology for unlocking the phone.

A recent report has also suggested that Samsung has filed a new patent that tracks gestures via head tracking gesture controls. The patent described things like a nod of head and a wink of eyes being used to carry out a specific functions. Further, the report speculated that Samsung filed the patent in July last year and that the new feature would probably be featured in the alleged Galaxy S5.


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