Would you believe it if you were told that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be out before the end of the year? We didn’t either, but there certainly seems to be a growing stack of evidence that the S5 will to some extent be pushed forward and make its first appearance earlier than expected.
The argument as far as the rumor-mill goes is a pretty simple one – everyone is already bored with the S4 and so Samsung needs to pull its finger out and get busy with something else…and fast. Which to some extent is to be expected as for all the power and might it packs, the Galaxy S4 just doesn’t exist in the same league as say the LG G2, the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z and so on and so forth.
Not to put too fine a point on it, Samsung made a bit of a boo-boo coating the best Smartphone they’d ever made in plastic – a bit like hiding your Gucci sweater under a $4.99 coat from the market. Sales of the S4 are steadily heading south and aren’t predicted to hit their former glory ever again, so disappointing as it may be at such an easy stage, it’s already game over.
But it’s not all doom and gloom as word on the grapevine is that the Galaxy S5 is already pretty much finished and ready to go into production. We’re told the assembly lines could be started up as early as November, which therefore means that a 2013 arrival of the thing really isn’t impossible.
If the S5 was expected to be a complete and total overhaul we’d be more skeptical, but all it needs to be is the phone the S4 should have been. Or in other words, it needs to be wrapped in metal, sport Samsung’s eight-core CPU under the hood and maybe just a couple of other minor upgrades. A new OS would also be great, but isn’t of paramount importance.
In any case, it’s been decidedly by analysts across the board that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 simply must be the final top-end device they ever release that’s coated in the glossy cheap stuff or risk being left completely in the dust.