Will Samsung adhere to the conventional 11 or 12-month Galaxy S production cycle and launch the GS5 in late March-early April 2014 or accelerate the manufacturing for a February rollout? And will the upcoming member of the high-end smartphone family maintain its predecessors’ design language or stray from the beaten path with more “premium” build materials and/or a curved display?
Those are the big questions in need of big answers as the Galaxy S5 announcement is undoubtedly closing in, however rumormongers continue to mess with our heads. Essentially every new report debunks an old one, brings something fresh to the table and just all-around increases confusion.
The latest? It comes from Digitimes, the notorious Taiwanese online publication with solid albeit not always accurate supplier insiders. And claims it’s unlikely that Samsung will be using metal-alloy frames for the “next big thing”, despite what other usually trustworthy tipsters suggested not long ago.
Another intriguing tidbit refers to GS5’s ETA, pegged for late February 2014, though the word “unveiled” seems to suggest it concerns an announcement, not a commercial launch. So should we believe Digitimes? Let’s put it this way, the odds are 50/50 they’re right. Maybe 60/40 in their favor. You decide what to do with the information.