Some rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, mostly due to the source of said rumor. While others come from sources with a deep history of being correct. This is one of the latter type of rumors. Coming in the form of a tweet from someone who is pretty reliable, Samsung may have decided to change things up and announce the Samsung Galaxy S5 on February 23, 2014.
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Eldar Murtazin tweeted out the new date for Samsung’s announcement, saying that it will be one day before Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. The original rumor, before Murtazin sent out his tweet, was that Samsung would wait until sometime in March, holding the event in London or New York. Now things are looking to be completely different. The date wasn’t the only thing Murtazin included in the tweet. The exact time of the event, 18:00, was also stated as well as telling us we already know the specs and the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
If Murtazin’s tweet is 100% accurate, the specs will most likely be what we have already heard. A new version of TouchWiz, which is Samsung’s UI, and was in desperate need of an update. The other specs are still unclear, since many rumors have been circulating. The most popular ones, that Murtazin may be referring to, are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 5.2-inch display with 2k resolution. As for the camera, it is possible that we will see a 20MP rear camera, and at least 3GB of RAM.
Still, the news here is the launch date Murtazin commented on, which isn’t the first time he has said anything about a Samsung launch date. We have heard from him before while waiting to hear from Samsung in regards to the Samsung Galaxy S4. When Murtazin made comment in regards to the S4 release date, he turned out to be right, so we would like to believe him here as well.
What do you think, is it possible for Samsung to try to essentially shut down MWC 2014 with their own event the day before? Or do you think Samsung would want to take the chance to have little attention with MWC the next day?