Samsung S5 expected for February 24th release


The latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled on February 24th.

Invitations have been sent out by the technology giant for its annual conference in Barcelona, where at which the much-anticipated phone is predicted to be announced.

Technology websites have been awash with rumours about what the new device will be like. Current speculation predicts everything from a curved screen to a 16-megapixel camera.

Some are suggesting Samsung will release two variants – similar to Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c. One will be a standard smartphone, with the other a premium version.

SamMobile – a website dedicated to Samsung news – is speculating the top-end model will have a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.5GHz and 32GB of internal storage. It will also have a 2560×1400 resolution display, 16-megapixel main camera sensor and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. It is expected to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The cheaper device is rumoured to have the same camera specifications, but less storage capacity and a 1920×1080 resolution.

All will be revealed at the event in Barcelona, called Unpacked 2014.