Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: Analyst Insists On February Launch As Rumors Indicate Fingerprint Scanner and Updated UI

January 22, 2014

Several rumors have insisted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 may be unveiled in February at or near the World Mobile Congress, and the rumors continue with tech blogger and analyst Eldar Murtazin proposing a Feb. 23 launch for the Galaxy S5.

Murtazin recently took to Twitter to announce the possible unveiling in Barcelona. According to the analyst, a market launch at the end of April will follow with the Galaxy S5 priced similarly to its predecessors. In addition to a TouchWiz UI upgrade, Murtazin says specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 have essentially all been revealed, indicating that among the rumors now circulating for the Galaxy S5 is a host accurate information.

While these reports cannot yet be confirmed, Murtazin is certainly a credible source, having accurately predicted the March 14 unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Russian blogger is also not the only person in the know talking about the possible unveiling date for the Galaxy S5. First, Samsung’s vice president and head of design dtrategy Dong-hoon Chang reportedly let slip the release schedule at a holiday party. Samsung executive vice president of mobile business Lee Young Hee later told Bloomberg that the manufacturer has plans to release the Galaxy S5 between March and April, which could indicate an unveiling weeks prior. Lee also said that Samsung plans to go “back to the basics” with the Galaxy S5. Exactly what this means is uncertain, but we note that the Samsung Galaxy S2, the device that truly launched the popularity of the Samsung flagship, was also unveiled at WMC, in 2011. The only downside to the prospective Feb. 23 unveiling date is that it is a Sunday.

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