Samsung: “We will go back to the basics” for Galaxy S5

Due by April, the next-gen flagship will debut with a new Galaxy Gear

Samsung, speaking with Bloomberg this week, confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will debut by either March or April. Also due at the same time is a new version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

According to Samsung, the handset maker is taking a “back to basics” approach for the Galaxy S5. Conceding that most customers could not discern the differences between the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4, this year’s model will be more obvious.

Mostly, it’s about the display and the feel of the cover

Additional features that may or may not make the cut for the Galaxy S5 are said to include a fingerprint reader or eye scanner.

As for the wearable tech, Samsung says the Galaxy Gear refresh will feature more advanced functions and will have a less bulky design.

The next-generation Galaxy Note (4) could offer customers a wraparound display when it debuts in the second half of 2014.

“We are targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets”

Brace yourself, we are about to run face-first into the buzzsaw that is the Galaxy S5 rumor mill. As if it weren’t already the subject of much speculation and conjecture, the next two months could crank things up a notch.