Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored with two versions; may arrive in Q1 2014

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The flagship smartphone may be offered in two versions: high-end metal case with flexible display and traditional plastic

The Samsung Galaxy S5 could arrive in February or March 2014 and may feature some seriously next-level specifications. In fact, both models will. Yes, the Galaxy S5 is now rumored to be coming in two formats; top-tier, and mid-range.

According to reports coming out of ETNews, the high-end flagship device could boast a flexible display and metal casing whereas the more traditional version will have the plastic body and non-flexible screen. Everything else should remain consistent between the two models, including the beefy specs.

Expected to run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, the Galaxy S5 should employ a 5-inch display, a 64-bit octa-core Samsung processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, and 3GB RAM. Oh, and a 4,000mAh battery. In other words, this should move the needle in almost every facet of the smartphone series.

Reportedly, Samsung will make between 800,000 and 1,000,000 Galaxy S5 devices and ramp production to 6 million in February. Come March, we could see Samsung churning out 8-10 million of the next-gen smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is also expected to make its debut at the same time as the Galaxy S5. Details for the wearable tech are light but it is rumored to be 15%-20% lighter than the current model.

ETNews

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  1. […] The top tier model will purportedly boast a flexible display along with a metal encasing, whereas, the company’s ‘mid-range’ S5 handset will sport the standard AMOLED and plastic shell.* Both are expected to run similar hardware underneath it all: a 64bit octa-core setup, 3GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. Samsung is doing what it can to mock Apple lately, and perhaps the ‘premium’ vs. ‘plastic’ S5 is just a part of that scheme.* Not too long ago, Apple released the iPhone 5C, which many referred to as the budget or ‘cheap’ iPhone because of its plastic exterior.* We’re not saying that Samsung will mimic this model and slap the ‘C’ label onto their precious Galaxy brand, but we may see a similar business model somewhere down the line when the two S5 handsets launches. Some have criticized Samsung for not taking a more active approach to making their flagship handsets feel more ‘high-class’ by ditching plastic and use aluminum or other alloy for the shell.* The next Galaxy S device will be a change up for its consumer base if the rumors are indeed true.* Although, there would be a problem if Samsung decides it wants to price the plastic S5 close to that of its top-tier metal-encased product. *Check out our S5 rumor round up here. Source: ET News via Android Guys […]

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