News out of the Korean media indicates that Samsung is looking to launch the Galaxy S5 as soon as January 2014 to combat flagging sales of the Galaxy S4.
Samsung managed to sell over 10 million units of the Galaxy S4 within two months, and while the handset continues to sell well even now, it has been indicated that the device did not match internal sales estimates.
As a result, the South Korean manufacturer is looking to announce the Galaxy S5 as early as January, with the device hitting general availability sometime in February. The Galaxy S5 has been rumoured to be the first Galaxy device to feature a metallic chassis, and will also debut with Samsung’s 64-bit Exynos 5430 processor.
The device will also likely come with Samsung’s new 16MP camera module that has optical image stabilization, which boosts low-light imaging by eight times. The Galaxy S5 will also likely come with Android 4.4 out of the box.
The news has not been confirmed by Samsung yet, and as such might not actually be true. It does not make sense for the manufacturer to launch the Galaxy S5 so close after the launch of the Galaxy Note 3, but Samsung has always differentiated both product lines before. So, we might see the official Galaxy S5 announcement by January if Samsung decides that it is warranted.