Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S5 hasn't even been announced yet, but already focus is beginning to turn to when we'll actually be able to buy the phone. Today our first clue comes from GSMArena, which says it's been told by an unnamed Samsung executive that the GS5 will be arriving in three weeks time. The outlet says it's received corroborating information from other "trustworthy sources," which would point to Samsung's next big thing hitting store shelves in mid-March.

If this is accurate, the interval between launch and retail release would match the relatively quick turnaround of the Galaxy Note 3, which was available three weeks after its announcement. It might also see Samsung going to market ahead of HTC, which has scheduled the launch events for its new HTC One for Mar. 25.

The official word on Samsung's Galaxy S5 launch plans should come at the Unpacked 5 event next Monday, and we'll be live from Barcelona to bring you full coverage.

Source: GSMArena

 
There are 78 comments

Splitz says:

Dangit, and I got my S4 on Black Friday on an upgrade! :-/

cowboys2000 says:

Same here mine was free at BB
No regrets

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dwd3885 says:

No offense but Black Friday will be 4 months past after the S5 is likely released. That's a while. Don't feel bad.

MERCDROID says:

But, when you went to buy the S4, you had to know that Samsung was going to create an S5. And, you had to know that it would be launching in the Spring (based on previous releases).

Better stuff is always around the corner.

So, no need to feel bad, at all.

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Hey I bought the note3 last nite thanks for the insight. It is a beast

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MERCDROID says:

You're welcome, brother! I'm glad, you're enjoying it!!

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Jaycemiskel says:

My guess is that if it does come out then, the earliest Verizon would get it is April. That would be fine with me though, I'm ready for an upgrade.

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Joel E says:

Wow...im actually a bit surprised. Thank you Tmobile Jump, ill be ready to snag the S5 if It drops tmrw or a month from now.

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MERCDROID says:

+1 My first JUMP upgrade is in July. I'm waiting for the Note 4. Then, I'll probably keep it for awhile.

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Jay Holm says:

Me too, my first Jump upgrade is July 18th.

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MERCDROID says:

Nice!

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Reggie T says:

Like the AC guys said in a podcast awhile back, "love the phone you're with". No need to run out and get a new phone as soon as it comes out.

NoNexus says:

Yeah but if your single and something new comes along that you think is fantastic, you might as well go and snap it up before someone else does.

s2weden2000 says:

But the other one is not single so it does not matter what s0 ever

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

NoNexus says:

As the great orator Rob Base once said,

"It takes two to make a thing go right, it takes two to make it out of sight"

MERCDROID says:

Haha +9000 brother

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Habiib says:

I prefer his statement: "I like the Whopper *bleep* the Big Mac"

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grydlok says:

Samsung cutting HTC at the knees again

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Unfortunately I think you're right. The GALAXY S5 is probably going to beat the M8 to market by at least a month, and that might make all the difference in sales. I'll behave myself and wait on both to come out before pulling the trigger on a new phone, but I'm sure a lot of consumers won't. Tis a shame

Jaycemiskel says:

Let's be honest. It's gonna kill the M8 regardless of which comes out first.

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drokssilva says:

Yep. Even though the M7(HTC one) was better then the sgs4 anytime I recomended the HTC one the person ended up going sgs4

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NoNexus says:

If the tw is trimmed enough it is gonna kill the m8 on everything but audio.

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MERCDROID says:

Yeah, Samsung needs to upgrade these tinny speakers.

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NoNexus says:

Yep, my only complaint with the Note.

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Jay Holm says:

I also want to see slimmer bezel on the S5's screen, similar to the G2.

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MERCDROID says:

Yeah, the G2 is a sexy beast.

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udazavlanje says:

Yep.
"First to the bride - consumer... :)

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yankeesusa says:

And if rumors are true, the full retail price will be lower than usual. Maybe 528 like the Xperia z1s was priced at.

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21plays says:

Yeah, plastic phones should be cheaper. Loved how light my S3 was.

jimbo says:

One would believe a plastic phone would be cheaper, yet Samsung's GS4 sported a $50 premium over HTC's One when released last year.

brendilon says:

The real question is, will it be laggy on launch day like the GS4?

21plays says:

Was it really laggy? My S3 didn't seem laggy 2 months before i sold it after launch but a friend of mine complains about lag on his S4

NoNexus says:

Honestly when it first hit it kinda was. THe claim is a bit overblown, but it was there.

It was fixed though

udazavlanje says:

Same w my S3 compared to friend's S4 in the first months. That 1080 screen combined w the overloaded UI was the major cause. HTC One with the same specs was a much better performer. S4 got better w the update.

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The S4 was very laggy when it first came out, but updates took care of that.

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MERCDROID says:

The S4 seemed rushed, whereas the S3 seemed like it had the proper amount of time worked on before it came to market.

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I agree 100%

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brendilon says:

Agreed. And to Samsung's credit they fixed the GS4 quickly.

But.

A $700+ flagship smartphone should never, EVER, have lag on launch day. And frankly, the device seems to get laggy much more easily than other premium smartphones (TouchWiz is showing its heft).
With the GS5 launching so soon after the GS4, I have to wonder if they're again rushing a device to market.

Amir47 says:

Who the hell is paying $700+ for a S4?

NoNexus says:

that is the off contract price with tax

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, we will see, soon enough, brother.

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xs228 says:

Well if a $100M+ healthcare website can have lag on launch day...

jimbo says:

That had more to do with archaic government contracting procedures.

Jay Holm says:

I've had the S4 since 4/29/13, 9 days before it was even available in T-Mobile stores, and it hasn't been laggy.

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Maybe it was a Verizon exclusive problem, or only happened with certain units, but yes, the Galaxy S4 was crazy laggy when it came out, and I am still having constant little problems with mine. The software that Samsung puts out is just pure bloated garbage. I'm not taking about apps either. The bare OS itself weighs in at over 8 GB, which is the most out of any OEM. All that junk and the fact that I've read Samsung has a bunch of design and programing departments that don't seem to talk to one another to streamline their operating system means a giant monster of an OS that strains the processor and causes lag

udazavlanje says:

You should try CkeanRom. It's basically the same looks but helps ridding of some bloat. My S3 was performing better while keeping the native stuff in tact (hotspot, camera and some "gimmicks" that I liked).

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MaseYarbro1 says:

Won't be playing the Ginnie Pig on this one. Got an S4 thru insurance after S3 was stolen. Nice surprise and happy with phone. By the time of upgrade eligibility S5's kinks should be worked out or next version may be here.

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shawtylo1940 says:

Just got note 8 tab and s4 active last yr, cant keep up with technology damn

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LL HUGH J says:

Perfectly happy with the Note 3. Won't be upgrading until Note 4

SEGROUKIN says:

+1 with milk and cookies

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MERCDROID says:

Lol +2

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NoNexus says:

+1 but I am gonna spend some time cheating on my N3 with everything that comes out next week.

Poor phone is used to it by now.

drokssilva says:

Lol.

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tanker8764 says:

Same her the note3 is fast and smooth no need to upgrade early.

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jtc276 says:

I'm waiting for the S5 to come out. If it doesn't impress me, I'm going with the Note 3. I messed around with it yesterday and strangely liked it. I'm just worried about the pocket situation.

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s2weden2000 says:

That's right!

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

avoidtheecho says:

Sticking with the note series

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MERCDROID says:

Me, too. I'm spoiled by the size. But, since I just signed up for JUMP, it only makes sense for me to upgrade to the Note 4 and then keep that for awhile.

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NoNexus says:

If it wasn't for Spark in my area now I would have stuck with the Note3. But that really changes things.

It is also the only time I felt screwed by a carrier/oem. I could care less when they add colors but functionality?

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Amir47 says:

That's what she said

MERCDROID says:

Lol, somebody just had to.

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ahutchga1972 says:

Hubby is interested, has the s4, but I'm waiting on the HTC m8.

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spock123 says:

Excellent!

Cubfan says:

So done with Samsung. On the heals of the success of the fake stitching, maybe we'll see fake plastic screws? Can't wait for the new software that brings up coffee apps when it detects I'm drinking coffee or beeps at me when it detects my eyes moving away from my phone to do something useful. Or maybe a camera that detects when people have their eyes closed and blasts a warning "Hey, open your eyes, fool." Maybe they'll come out with some cool accessories like the SNecklace that only works with 2 phones. Yippee.

NoNexus says:

You know how I know that you have no idea what you are really talking about? There already is an APP that knows when you stop looking at your phone. Works pretty well. Their also is a feature on the camera for closed eye detection, but your right it should yell. Either way it is still good to know right away so you don't have to try and get everyone back together, you can just take another shot right away. Or maybe use best face/best shot setting to get it done right. The build quality on the Note is great, and the back is very easy on the hand.

The S-Necklace rumor was shot down awhile ago. (kidding on that one)

Having/trying something and hating it is one thing, Blindly hating and having no clue is another entirely.

jlczl says:

Re-read his post and then respond correctly please.

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NoNexus says:

Why bother? I did it right the first time. Tell me where I am wrong.

Cubfan says:

The part about assuming I was blind and never tried one, perhaps? I've owned the last 4 Samsung flagships before the Note3, where I said "no more."

NoNexus says:

Then why are you not familiar with the features you mentioned? And how can you make fun of the fake stitching where there is nothing to say about it?

Cubfan says:

Huh? You make no sense.

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Ry says:

The time between official announcement and release needs to be as short as possible.

DAS says:

+1000

I have never understood announcing a device to only end the presentation with a release date of "sometime, maybe, kinda, sort of, by the end of the year."

tech_head says:

If it has KNOX baked in, I'll pass.

NoNexus says:

It will be and within a year, they all will have something just like it. Making an user option would be nice though, but I do not know what all is involved with the coding.

Amir47 says:

Don't they remove KNOX in custom ROMs?

NoNexus says:

yeah on both the s4 and note 3 I know they do, but it still leaves crap behind (not that the rom flasher sees) in the code. I would prefer that it be totally disabled or better yet, "on demand" if you want it. I am kinda sure it could be a separate download but I am not a coder like that.

deeb215 says:

Damn they're going to cock block HTC once again.

Samsung not focus on htc...

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