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Event to be different than the Broadway-esque Galaxy S4 event, report says

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In case the giant superscript "5" in this week's Unpacked invitation didn't get the message through, the New York Times today is reporting through its ever-helpful anonymous sources that the Galaxy S5 is to be expected in a couple weeks at Mobile World Congress. And, what's more, the company won't repeat the Broadway-style event it had in New York City for the previous iteration and instead will do something different in Barcelona. 

Really, nothing there we couldn't already surmise. But any sort of confirmation is always good. And we'll be there in Barcelona to bring it all to you. 

Be sure to swing by our Galaxy S5 forums for all the latest discussion!

Source: New York Times

 
There are 36 comments

shoii says:

Can't wait!!

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I think they may go with a new interface like the pro tablets.

"Any sort of confirmation"

This isn't confirmation. This isn't an announcement from Samsung.

That's right. It's a "sort of confirmation." But you knew that already.

Yeah I did. :P

I'm just not used to you taking these reports as confirmation. :)

Anon8154066 says:

It looks like it's almost a certainly that the S5 will be announced in Barcelona.

That said I have been reading that it may not come with the 2k resolution that rumour was pointing to. Instead it will retain the 1080p. Another deflation is that it most definitely won't come with the iris scanner. So specs from what I have read are a 1080p screen, 2.5ghz 805 processor, 3gb of ram and a 16mgp camera with ISOCELL tech oh and a 3200mah battery.

So the Note 3 is just as good if not better in some aspects or the same other than the camera and will be cheaper than the S5.

This of course could be a ploy to get us all thinking hmmmmm.

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ab304945 says:

and of course all of this is rumor. weather it will be 1080 or 2k is rumor we only 19 days till it is revealed so. I like to say, hope for the best, but expect to be disappointed.

ConTejas says:

Inside information. Thanks!!

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NoNexus says:

Yeah I doubt the iris scanner made it, but the rest is up in the air.

Anon8154066 says:

Yeh it's a bit scrambled at the moment from my reading and interpretation lol

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Jay Holm says:

1440p display, Snapdragon 805, and fast RAM. My wishlist.

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NoNexus says:

THe only one I really doubt is the 805

Jay Holm says:

Is there REALLY that huge of a difference between the 800 & 805 that it should matter? I know the 805 is 600mhz faster compared to the 600 that's in my S4.

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jimbo says:

There is a newer more powerful version of the Snapdragon 800 - the MSM8974AB. Look it up.

"Speaking of performance, the HTC One (2014 - M8) is also expected to feature the Snapdragon 800 system chip, but in a more powerful than the currently used variation - the MSM8974AB. That AB add-on is what signifies the upgrade and it results in higher clocks, faster memory bandwidth and more capable graphics." - Phonearena

Also included will be a more powerful GPU.

NoNexus says:

No doubting you on the processor, but that it will be in the M8 is speculation...

s2weden2000 says:

Screen will be 2k and cpu will be s800 8974ab/ac 2.5ghz with upgraded gpu

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It would be a good thing that it only had 1080 resolution, on 5 inch everything more is just a waste. (Of battery)
The difference between the s3 and the s4 are already hard to find screen wise.
I guess a vinger print scanner will be the real new thing. I do wonder how they implement it.

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Anon8154066 says:

C D E F and G M N O P Q R and S5 :-P

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Anon8154066 says:

Yeh I just have that feeling that there will be so much hype and the only real advancement over the Note 3 will be the camera. Yeh Yeh I know it's not meant to be the follow up to the Note 3 and rather the S4 but yes its all rumour and this may be a ploy to get us all disappointed before the launch, So when it is revealed it has more of an impact?

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Anon8154066 says:

And the sun will set thats a certainty. The specs of the S5 is getting twisted and turned all deliberately I'm sure lol

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MrJazz says:

Awww... no cornball theatrics?

BoB16731 says:

I don't see it having the 805

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Really? Samsung always seems to be the first to drop the newest in.

s2weden2000 says:

Nope..LG has been first with the newest

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NoNexus says:

I want images. Specs are specs and we all know they will be in line with, or slightly above the Note 3.

What I am hoping for is the edge display we saw a few years back.

Something to set it apart and help with battery life (especially if it is 4k).

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codeda says:

Agreed

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codeda says:

Specs are specs. I want to see software !!! If they've changed touchwiz or cut back on it, then I will be a very tempted lady

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s2weden2000 says:

That's right!

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wezi427 says:

I would like to see a bigger battery than what is mentioned. In regards to on board storage, 32 needs to be the new 16. In regards to the screen, keep the same size and reduce the bezels. I like bigger screens, but practicality is more important. I have a Note 2, that's my limit.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

NoNexus says:

bigger than 3200? That gets my Note going for over a day on a charge...I am sure that the S5 will do just fine..

wezi427 says:

I don't get over a day with my phone. I carry an extra battery with me. One of the batteries is only 3 weeks old.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

NoNexus says:

I have the Note 3. Couple the bigger battery with more efficient processor and yeah I charge once a day unless I am really killing it. Even then the USB 3.0 gets it back up to par quickly

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wezi427 says:

I really like the Note 3. I'm going to wait to get a new phone. I'm waiting for the 64-bit push from Google (it's going to happen) and I will wait for a phone that will take advantage of that. My Note 2 will hold up for a bit.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"