There have been plenty of rumors and leaked details regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, but we have yet to see an official announcement from Samsung. While we have previously anticipated that its release date should be getting closer, now it seems that the Korean company has just announced its first ‘Samsung Unpacked’ event for this year as possibly being none other than its Galaxy S5 launch on February 24 at Mobile World Congress. By taking a look to this invitation below, we can discover that this event will take place in Barcelona at 8 p.m. local time, but can we be sure that is actually about Samsung Galaxy S5 and not any other device?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that, but all those mysterious ‘5’s in the invitation led us to believe so. Otherwise, why would they be included in an official invitation? It wouldn’t make any sense.
Rumored specs and features
As a refresher, we want to tell you that this handset is supposed to come with a super-sensitive 5.2-inch WQHD display that has an impressive resolution of no less than 2560 x 1440 pixels, while the power can be offered by either a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM or an eight-core Samsung Exynos 5430 one that comes along with 3GB of RAM.
Further details on this Samsung Galaxy S5 include a 3200 mAh battery, as well as the usual WiFi, 3G and LTE connectivity elements and even a 16 megapixel rear camera, not to mention the repeated rumors of the Galaxy S5 arriving with none other than the Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS version.
Even more, we all know that Apple has introduced its Touch ID scanner, so why wouldn’t Samsung work on developing a new iris scanning technology for its devices too? The space on the Galaxy S5’s bezel can be dedicated to this fingerprint scanner, a new feature which could actually replace the previously Iris Scanner, but it’s way too early to jumping to conclusions.
Samsung’s YouTube channel
Now that we have told you everything that we know about its processor and display, its battery size, camera setup and operating system, we have just one more detail for those of us who can’t make it to MWC to watch the announcement just as it happens. As our source confirms, the event will be streamed on Samsung’s YouTube channel, so it’s almost as being there and you won’t miss a thing.