Earlier this year Samsung launched the Galaxy S4, its latest flagship Android smartphone. The device generated a lot of hype and sold like hot cakes around the world. Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4 units in the first two months alone, and has continued to sell millions after that. Though since then, the company hasn’t revealed any official sales figures. Then there have been reports that overall Galaxy S4 sales have been disappointing, missing the company’s internal projections, though Samsung hasn’t publicly confirmed any of this. Rumor has it that Samsung has pushed the Galaxy S5 launch to January 2014, and that it will flood the market with units in February, a couple of months ahead of its usual March/April timeframe.
Making this move is likely to shake things up once again, by merely pushing the launch by a couple of months, Samsung might be able to make up for the alleged disappointing sales of the Galaxy S4. This is purely speculative right now, the company hasn’t given any indication that it intends to push forward the Galaxy S5 launch. We’ve been hearing rumors about the device recently, it is expected to have a new design, a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a Exynos 5430 64 bit processor. Samsung is also expected to shun plastic, opting for a metal chassis instead for the Galaxy S5.