Samsung looks to be readying its next-generation Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, for a 24 February reveal. It is rumoured for release during Samsung's fifth Unpacked event, which takes place on the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be streamed live on Samsung's YouTube channel.
While Samsung's invitation to the event does not mention the smartphone explicitly, the firm has used its previous Unpacked events to launch new hardware and the Samsung Galaxy S4 was revealed at last year's Unpacked event in New York.
The Android-powered smartphone is expected to boast specifications to rival the iPhone 5S and eclipse the previous-generation Galaxy S4. Rumours leading up to the event have pointed towards two versions of the device: a cheaper plastic model and a premium version built around a metal chassis, mimicking Apple's recent plastic iPhone 5C release.
A 64-bit processor is expected, with Samsung previously confirming that its next-generation smartphone would feature a 64-bit chipset. The S4 is also rumoured to feature a 20MP rear-facing camera, putting it in line with recent phones from Sony.
The high-end smartphone market generally demands prices of between £500 and £600, and the S5 is expected to slot into this bracket.
The Galaxy S4 included enterprise-ready features, such as Samsung's Knox security software, making the device suitable for workplace rollouts. The company also offered the software in its more recent tablet releases and in its Note devices.
In an interview with Bloomberg last year, Samsung executive vice president of mobile Lee Young Hee said that the firm was expecting to unveil the S5 in the early part of the year, and also told consumers to expect a follow up to its Galaxy Gear smartwatch product.
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