Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S5 is expected to launch at the Mobile World Congress 2014 according to an informal Q&A with a company executive.
It was reported earlier that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S5 earlier than its flagship launch time-frame of April-May due to weak sales of the Galaxy S4. Now, Dong-hoon Chang, Vice President and Head of Design at Samsung, has revealed to reporters during a New Year party in Seoul, that the smartphone launch might take place during MWC 2014.
The upcoming flagship from Samsung, which is rumored to feature a 64-bit true octa-core Exynos processor, 2/4GB of LPDDR4 memory and a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, will be made from a "new material," according to Chang. Samsung has not yet decided whether to include a flexible screen on the Galaxy S5.
Samsung has not commented on Mr. Chang's claims and readers should take the rumor with a grain of salt as nothing can be confirmed at the moment. HTC is also expected to launch the successor to HTC One around the same time as MWC making for an interesting few weeks leading to the event. MWC 2014 kicks off on February 24 and hopefully we will hear more about these devices soon enough.