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Samsung Unpacked 5 (and Galaxy S5, perhaps) coming to Mobile World Congress

Mark your calendars for Feb. 24 at 20:00 CET

Mobile World Congress

Any doubts that Samsung would be in Spain for Mobile World Congress are now put to rest, as they have announced the fifth episode of Samsung Unpacked for the evening of the first day of festivities.

We can't be sure what they will want to talk about, but good money says it's not refrigerators. There are some new Galaxy phones in the works, and Samsung loves to build tablets around all price points. 

We'll be there, cameras and live-blog machines at the ready, so mark your calendar and join us.

Source: @SamsungMobile

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

109 Comments
  • And here comes richardyarell. He probably saved up all year long. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Posted via my thumbs and Google Keyboard. N7 2013
  • Is he like Candyman? Have you summoned him simply by letting his name fall from your lips? Posted via Android Central App
  • He is 'he who shall not be named' Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • You guys crack me up! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • **bows** Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • Hahaha! Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 5
  • Awwwe be Nice! I know sometimes he doesn't phrase things right, but he's a tech fanatic just like the rest of us. :D
  • If by tech you mean only Samsung tech, then you are correct. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol @ that guy Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
  • I will be passing on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2. My money to be exact $1000 dollars is already secured for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Gear 3 October 2014. I do very well every year and always get what I want. But I watch every unpacked event faithfully. I will see episode one on February 24th. Posted from my Galaxy Note 3 on Tmobile via Android Central App
  • Good for you. Were you expecting a cookie or something for your efforts?
    Also, woah! Look out everybody! We got a big spender over here!
    Additionally, Galaxy Gear 3? They don't even have the Gear 2 unveiled. What a moron. "But I watch every unpacked event faithfully" ...Because you have no life.
  • Just ignore him. Verge FanBoi
  • Just ignore him. Verge FanBoi
  • L ohhhhh L.
  • Wow this is too funny
  • I'm excited though. I wonder what will be released? I'm thinking GS5, but its a bit early. Maybe they are realizing that the GS4 was terrible. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Posted via my thumbs and Google Keyboard. N7 2013
  • I actually didn't mind the S4 that much. Kinda bloated and heavy overlay but nothing CM11 can't fix. Posted via Android Central App
  • Well the s4 was just so much worse then the s3. Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • There is nothing wrong with the s3 Posted via Android Central App
  • Exactly. Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • i do really hope that samsung does go with metal for the S5. I do like touchwize, i just hope they lighten it up a bit.
  • Hopefully they'll include a plastic / rubber case in the box too. Just to keep the metal from getting all scratched and dinged of course. :-)
  • I didn't upgrade from the S3, I upgraded from the Droid Charge, so for me, it was a really big jump in every way, but the big jump that I enjoy the most is the 5in 1080p display. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • OK but s3 to S4 which was better? Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • S4, it has a 1080p screen, but then again, I am not speaking from first hand experience. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • My Note 3 is better. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • The S3 was the better of the two. Not saying by any stretch that the S4 is bad mind you, just that it was a marginal upgrade that had some problems out of the gate that it really shouldnt have. The issues are fixed as far as I know, and you cannot go wrong if you are going from anything S3 or earlier. It just was not enough to make me want to upgrade though. Now I get to play with all of them (except Sony for some reason, gotta fix that) so I can be more selective with upgrading.
  • This don't make sense to me. S3 is better than S4. Yet, S4 is an upgrade to the S3 you say and all the early adoption problems are gone. Huh? Smaller form factor
    Faster
    Larger display
    Higher resolution
    Better camera
    More functionality
    etc etc Seriously, I think Sammy is a victim of their own success here. The S, S2, & S3 gapped them up to the top so fast that everyone expected another quantum leap. When we got an incremental upgrade (10gb useable mem excepted for some versions) and HTC put out a concurrent piece of art, the tech world went loopy. Yeah, I would rather have had another earth shaking advance.
    But I'm also not to blind to see that the S4 is certainly a better device than the S3.
  • S4. It just wasn't that huge leap like the S2-S3 was. And airview is my favorite gimmick of all time. I wish it was baked into Android so it worked everywhere. BaAAH
  • Jesus,he said the Droid Charge. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • You didn't even need to go that far. CleanRom or BoneStock made it very very usable.
  • It isn't that early. The S4 was announced in March and released in April. I'm guessing the S5 will be announced in February and released in March. Posted via Android Central App
  • Debut the 24th, release beginning of April. Posted via Android Central App
  • If they revamp touch-wiz, then the s5 could be a huge deal Posted via my horrible s2 ):
  • Plain and simple...it will be the best PERIOD!! Sent from my Crashed Note 3 that does NOT suck monkey balls!
  • Don't they usually announce the galaxy s line at their unpacked events?
  • Yes, you can pretty much guarantee that what is left to unveil about the Galaxy S5 will be shown here.
  • Thanks Jerry, Calender marked. Cmon new touchwiz!...so help me god if there's an plastic anywhere on that phone.
    Have a feeling new TW may sway me regardless Posted via Android Central App
  • I can give a crap about touchwiz, I've been using Go Launcher for over 3yrs. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • It's not the way that it looks that people hate about Touchwiz as much as the fact that it seriously impairs the performance of the phone, let alone the fact that Touchwiz is not only in the launcher alone, which still runs in the background anyway. A phone with a Snapdragon 600 should not stutter as much as the S4 does.
  • +1 Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • Stutter? I've been using the S4 since day One, 4/29/13, no stuttering here. Everything is smooth. I can flick through homescreens rapidly. Websites load quick, could always be quicker though. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • Agree, mine is fine. Turning all the extra stuff on at once, yes, but that is because the OS has to wait to see if your finger is hovering, going to double tap, long press, etc... Turning off the animations helps the most, as I think Samsung goes the way of Apple on the longish transition animations. BaAAH
  • What's wrong with plastic? Don't sell out to the aluminum is premium crap line. Magnesium would be an actual premium metal. Or whale foreskin, that's not metal, but is premium. BaAAH
  • Thanks man.
    To each their own, but the metal obsession is strange to me. Isn't poly-carbonate a more recent invention than aluminum? I thought everyone wanted cutting edge around here. :-) Seriously tho, I hope they at least go Note 3 back material. Excellent grip yet still slides in pocket and is durable as heck. Need to upgrade the faux chrome plastic edge tho. It is a bit fragile imo.
  • I'm long hoping for a revamped touch-wiz as well! Posted via my horrible s2 ):
  • Has to be GS 5...the 5 is laid out clearly in the invite. Posted via Android Central App
  • The question is not how big the next Galaxy device will be, but is how big the spectacle will be to unveil it. Maybe they will be bringing the kid back for another secret "What's in the box?" promotion.
  • Like the dick in a box? Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • Oh is Justin Timberlake going to be the new "Global Creative Director" like Alicia Keys was for BlackBerry?
  • Yep. Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • As long as they don't go Broadway on us Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • That broadway BS makes me want to skip the whole shows, and just check out the specs. 1440p resolution, 805 Snapdragon? Faster RAM is always a good thing! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • The first model, 'Prime,' will allegedly feature a Exynos 5430 octa-core 32-bit processor, and the other variant, 'Standard,' will pack Qualcomm's MSM8974 AC quad-core 32-bit processor.
    As for the smartphone's display screens, the 'Prime' model will include a 5.2-inch WQHD (1440x2560 pixel) AMOLED display with 565ppi pixel density, while the 'Standard' version will feature a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and a pixel density of 423ppi. The stupid physical home button is finally being eliminated. A fingerprint scanner will be included. And Samsung will stick with the cheap plastic body. http://www.designntrend.com/articles/10616/20140203/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs...
  • I am not sure how much stock I put into those rumors. Especially the 2 different ones. I guess it makes sense if they are trying to follow Apple though...
  • 1080p is already bordering on overkill on a 5" screen. 1440x2560 is just a waste of battery life and processing power.
  • Ive been sayin this forever. Waste of battery life for resolution beyond what you can see on a 5" screen. Posted via Android Central App
  • "What's in the box?" Invokes Brad Pitt and Se7en memories.
  • Galaxy Gear 2!
  • $299? No-go!!!! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • "Live blog machines? AKA smartphones? Don't think it's about refrigerators, lmfao!!! I'm actually shocked, usually Samsung has their own event to announce the new Galaxy S phones. And I believe that event last year was in mid-March. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • Cheaper to make the announcement at MWC instead of going there, then spending all that money on another "spectacle" like last year in NYC.
  • "spectacle" lmao!!! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • 9 more months to wait for the Note 4 If the new look of TW holds up, I hope it will not be long before we get an update. I have a feeling though it will not be until July-ish. I just want the ROM slimmed down a bit..
  • Yep. That's what's I'm waiting for too. Posted from my Galaxy Note 3 or Nexus 7
  • +1 for new touchwiz. I think the s5 may be my next phone. Going Nexus there is quite a bit I miss from my Note 2, except the size. I think the S5 may be perfect for my needs. ಠ益ಠ
  • No hard dates as of yet but looking at the Sept/Oct timing for the Note 4 is the US unless we hit manf. slowdowns on some of the new subs.
  • I might go with a Galaxy device this year as my "flagship of choice." If the rumored specs of both the S5 and the M8 are true, the S5 has a pretty big lead. I love my HTC One, but I won't see the point of upgrading if the main difference is a Snapdragon 800 and on screen buttons. A 2K display, fingerprint scanner, and everything else rumored to come with the S5 are interesting, however. That being said, I'll be picking up the Google Play Edition because I know TouchWiz will probably still be vomit inducing. Posted via Android Central App
  • One part of me wants it to have a 805 but I don't want my Lumia 1520 to have a slightly outdated processor =). Anyway, 2K would just eat battery for a 5-inch device. For a Note, it might be more useful.
  • Note is craZy! It's tooooo big!!! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • That's what she said. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Posted via my thumbs and Google Keyboard. N7 2013
  • I might go with a Galaxy device this year as my "flagship of choice." If the rumored specs of both the S5 and the M8 are true, the S5 has a pretty big lead. I love my HTC One, but I won't see the point of upgrading if the main difference is a Snapdragon 800 and on screen buttons. A 2K display, fingerprint scanner, and everything else rumored to come with the S5 are interesting, however. That being said, I'll be picking up the Google Play Edition because I know TouchWiz will probably still be vomit inducing. Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh right, I just Googled 20:00 CET time, and it's 8pm EST U.S. So long as I'm not driving at that time, I will be in attendance,. . .on Android Central! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • Since the event is in Europe, take a guess Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, yeah...I just Googled it! They should've converted the damn time to U.S. for us dang it! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • You know AC is international right?
  • Actually it's 2pm EST US. I'm not sure if that's what you meant. Posted via Android Central App
  • Given that it is Unpacked 5 I wouldn't expect anything less than the S5. I also expect a more premium device. Aluminum is not plastic Samsung.
  • I dont think itll be the S5, its way too early for that. And the thing says episode 1 so there might be more episodes down the line? Just speculating.
  • Hmm...sadly, you do have a good point! It does say "Episode 1" sounds like their getting their inspiration from George Lucas, lol... Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • There were two episodes last year. The first was Unpacked 1 where the S4 was announced. The second was Unpacked 2 where the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear were announced. This is it. It really couldn't be anything else (all of their current tablets have already been announced). Posted via Android Central App
  • Looking forward to upgrading from my i9300 since my contract is up in March Don't care about touchwiz because I'll be rooting and looking for a custom rom as soon as the dev community are onto it Posted via Android Central App
  • Galaxy S5 incoming! I'm actually quite hyped about this. Here's to hoping that the S5 is a major revamp from the S4, and by the looks of it from rumors, it seems to be that.
  • Metal? Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Who cares! Any smart person will buy a case to protect it. Rather buy a case than the outrageous $175 insurance deductible. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • Metal is overrated. Scratch and dent. You do not have that with the plastic. Not to mention I can only imagine the bent in half backs to remove the battery
  • Or perhaps episode one is the release of the S5 and further episodes are variants hmm just putting 2+2 together and coming up with 5. Who knows only time will tell. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm sorry but 2+2=4.I'll forgive you this time. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • That was sarcasm they good old saying and not bad math my American friend lol Big Bang Theory Rules and that was typed using my thumbs and my Note 3 on 4.4.2 kitkat & X-Note 8 Rom.
  • Yes it was.I never doubted you sir Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Lmao!!! Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • My money is on the S5 since they say the S4 didn't do as well as they would've liked. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • And here comes Samsung to innovate ONCE AGAIN. THEY ARE UNSTOPPABLE. NO ONE CAN BEAT THEM. THE GALAXY S 5 WILL DESTROY ALL THAT STEP IN ITS PATH.
    /richardyarrell
  • Richard yarrell, Richard Yarrell, no can it actually happen hmm let's find out Richard Yarrell........ Big Bang Theory Rules and that was typed using my thumbs and my Note 3 on 4.4.2 kitkat & X-Note 8 Rom.
  • Touchwiz is fine. Me an 95% of others can agree. posted with a galaxy note 3. h8ers gon' h8. live2win#swagface#switchedOn*_*
  • Touchwiz is fine. Me an 95% of others can agree. posted with a galaxy note 3. h8ers gon' h8. live2win#swagface#switchedOn*_*
  • I cool with it. Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • It's heavy and bloated and ugly says the next one after this.......... ---------------------------------- Big Bang Theory Rules and that was typed using my thumbs and my Note 3 on 4.4.2 kitkat & X-Note 8 Rom.
  • It's heavy and bloated and ugly
  • Well done good Sir! Posted via Android Central App
  • It is heavy, if I remember the last time I saw it correctly, it is kinda ugly. Bloated depends on your definition....If you are talking about the features then no it is not. If you are talking about the code, then it is...
  • You guys are completely missing it. The way its written is Unpacked to the 5th power. 5th power? Its obvious that Samsung will announce a wireless charger that charges 5 times as fast as a regular charger.
    And pay no attention to the exploding phones during their announcement, they're just there to make the background look pretty.
  • Kill the useless / redundant / system bogging-down Touchwiz software or I'm done with Samsung phones for good.
  • Since you obviously did not understand how to use the software, nothing is lost. Bye
  • BOOM! Posted via Android Central App
  • Richardyarell is like a Lindsay Lohan around here. Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • He`s hot? Posted via Android Central App
  • Nope. He's the druggie, who's high all the time. Except, he's high on Samsung phones. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Posted via my thumbs and Google Keyboard. N7 2013
  • Woah... awesome!! So waiting for it. Posted via Android Central App