Regardless of the great the sales performance of the Galaxy flagship, Samsung continues to be not really pleased and think it could've done better. As a result, the company is pushing the Galaxy S5 release to mid-January, instead of March as was the situation this year and May as it was in 2012.
The particular market accessibility to the next Samsung flagship is tipped for February, making sense if the actual announcement is pulled for that start of the year.
So far as actual specifications from the Galaxy S5 are concerned, Samsung is anticipated to debut its 64-bitExynos 5430 chip, that will feature 8 cores with Heterogeneous Multi-Processing capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is tipped to boast an updated 16MP camera with enhanced low-light performance and optical image stabilization. Earlier, the organization unveiled its ISOCELL image sensor, that is expected to debut around the upcoming flaghip.
Aside from the main processing unit, the report is also suggesting that the Galaxy S5 will deliver a better 16 MP camera with improved low-light capabilities and OIS. This isn't the first time we've heard that Samsung is working on a better camera, as we've previously stumbled across information suggesting that the Galaxy S4 successor could pack a 16 MP main camera that could be a spin-off on the Galaxy S4 Zoom's sensor.
Previous rumors have also suggested that the SGS5 might deliver dust and waterproof capabilities, and chances are that the device will also boast a fingerprint scanner (possibility also mentioned by this latest report).
Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II may get Android 4.4 KitKat in March. S4 and Note 3 could be updated in January.
A leaked document, apparently leaked from Samsung India's R&D department, implies that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and Note 3 (SM-N900) to KitKat in month of january of 2014. The document includes the Samsung Galaxy Note II (SM-N7100) and Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300), will get the latest version from the OS in March or April. As it usually happens, carrier-specific models might not be updated at the same time.
All we can hope is that Samsung takes its time and tests the updates before rolling them out, because, as we saw with the Android 4.3 updates for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4, that can result in quite the buggy experience for many users.
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In the US, the Oppo Find 5 with 16 GB of storage will cost $499, and $569 for the 32GB version. The device should also make its way to many other countries.
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