Galaxy S5 Release Date Tipped By Samsung Exec, Reaffirms Report Of Metal Build

There have been more than enough rumors around the Galaxy S5 already, and perhaps an equal number of reports have also surfaced dispelling all those rumors (not to mention dampening our hopes), but what kind of rumor mill would it be if it stopped already. Despite the claims that Samsung will play it safe with the upcoming and highlight-anticipated Galaxy S5, a new report from iNews24 makes it seem that the Korean manufacturer might actually be looking to toss in a few fresh ideas for its latest flagship Android smartphone when it gets launched in March (reportedly).

The claim from iNews24 comes attributed to Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy Dong-hoon Chang, who let people in on some of the secrets pertaining to the elusive new device at a New Year’s party in Seoul, Korea.

Galaxy S5

According to the latest rumor, Samsung might let go of the infamous plastic body in favor of a more robust and good looking metal and flexible plastic combo. Chang also claimed that the official announcement of Galaxy S5 might come at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona next month, which would make sense, seeing as how MWC is considered one of the most important events in the world of mobile technology. That would also make sense from the perspective of device’s actual availability, which has all been but confirmed for March this year.

There is, of course, an absolute possibility that Chang’s references did not really pertain to Galaxy S5, but rather, an entirely different device, say, the Galaxy F (which itself is nothing more than a rumor as of now). Either way, whether it’s the Galaxy S5 that was being discussed or something else, the news of new materials is definitely exciting.


As of now, there are a lot of rumors surrounding the next Android flagship from the Korean manufacturer, and if we were to club them all together, Galaxy S5 is going to be one hell of a device. Rumors will continue to pile up for sure, and it is a fact that we won’t know anything for sure until an official announcement comes out. However, that doesn’t mean that these rumors won’t keep us charged.

(Source: i24News [Google Translate])

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