3 June 2022

Behold, The Samsung Galaxy S5 Cometh!

s51Finally, after what has been a successful period with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in all its glory, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumoured to be almost here.

Samsung recently sent out media invites for an event they’re calling “Unpacked 5” (get it?) on the 24th of February, and speculation is they might be launching the gadget on this day.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is apparently being released as two types, metallic and plastic. They want to ditch their previously used Super AMOLED screen for a Low Temperature PolySilicon (LTPS) LCD screen with a 5.26 inch qHD display resolution. There is also a chance they will use the highly flexible OLED type of screens. A bendy phone? That’s way cool. I have lived in constant fear of breaking the rather hard screen on my S4 so I am excited about a screen that flexes.

Apart from that, there’s a fingerprint scanner too. Most have claimed they are stealing the idea from Apple who previously had the same feature on their iPhone 5s ( notice how 5S and S5 relate?).

When it comes to size it is expected to be thinner than its predecessor and have more efficient power usage. Amen! We all kind of “live” on our phones but the battery power is always a barrier. Either it drains too fast or there’s loadshedding. Tsk tsk tsk. So 3500 mAh is what we should be getting, a neat upgrade from the S4’s 2600 mAh.

Exynos 6 chip or a Snapdragon 805 quad-core is what is expected in the phone , but please note the models might likely be region specific, we are a DEVELOPING nation after all, as well as 3GB of RAM. There are  also options for 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage.

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Unfortunately, there might not be a 16GB model which would make sense because to be honest there was hardly any space left over on the S4 after having Android and TouchWiz installed. I always had to delete some things or transfer them to a laptop just to create space. This is not good for anyone who is always downloading stuff. So yeah, only 32 and 64 gig models are expected.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also to come with a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. not bad compared to the S4’s 13 megapixel rear camera. It’s disappointing though that the front camera has not been improved. You need to be a great photographer to get a really clear pic using the front camera. The video quality is also disappointingly the same as the Samsung Galaxy S4. Like, really, Samsung?

Basically this phone will just have a better camera, faster processor at  and a better design than the S4 . Samsung wants this newbie to target business users so it could sell to that target market. Could this be an attempt to completely annihilate Blackberry which made it’s mark, and is more popular amongst business executives, than the typical customer?

Sorry to all the people expecting it to be more than it will be.  There are no popping knives, it won’t open your beer, and it will not cook your meals, or create a clone of you that will  for those days you do not want to get out of bed. And still they have not made it waterproof like other brands (check out the Sony Xperia Z1). We are still waiting for Samsung to come up with something completely original in the smartphone arena, something that will totally blow our minds.

Image credit: knowyourmobile.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi

Tech blogger. Gadget junkie. Life lover. I love eyeliner. Miller runs through my veins.

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